Wine matching: Chicons Flamands

  There are three different coloured chicory; red, green and white. The white variety is forced in dark cellars or under a dark barrel, a practice that originated in France in the 17th century and was taken up in Belgium around 1850 where the plant was known as witloof meaning white leaf. For this recipe you can use any of the three varieties, all are equally delicious. Chicory is most…

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Breathable drinks

Like most kids of my generation, I was obsessed with Star Wars. My favourite scene was the Mos Eisley Cantina, where Luke Skywalker meets Han Solo in a violent dive bar teeming with various rubber-headed aliens drinking bubbling concoctions and inhaling noxious vapours. So the idea of inhaling a drink rather than actually drinking it still feels excitingly futuristic to me. But this brave new…

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