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Warm spicy prawn salad.

Let's hear it for crunch!

Neil Perry This spicy prawn salad also works well with chicken or pork mince.

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Salt-baked beets

Jill Dupleix The humble beet is the latest recipient of the salt-baked craze and the intensely-flavoured ruby-red baubles that emerge are worth it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Chorizo cheese puffs.

Chorizo cheese puffs

Dan Lepard If you want to make the puffs vegetarian, replace the chorizo with some dark, salty, firm black olives (pitted and chopped).

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

Jill Dupleix Raw, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar is the healthiest vinegar you can put in your body, say health faddists.

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Fresh basil leaves.

How do I store fresh herbs?

Richard Cornish What's the best way to prevent herbs from wilting?

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French classic recipe: How to make steak frites

Michelle Potts Bistro Vue executive chef Chris Bonello shares his take on Gallic bistro classic steak-frites with Michelle Potts.

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Mmm for muffins

Whether spicy and fruity or savoury and nutty, muffins are the ultimate lunchbox snack.

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Use your noodles

Whether you're talking udon, hokkien, rice or ramen, wiggly squiggly noodles put the fun factor into countless Asian dishes. They're also cheap, tasty and easy to cook - and form a great base for soups, salads and stir-fries. Here are some recipes to get you slurpin'.