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From Burnt Toast to Vietnamese Fusion

Take Vietnamese cooking lessons: a humdrum resolution for many, but for someone who can burn toast perfectly (how black do you want it?), my resolution is revolutionary. It’s all thanks to Tran Thanh Duc (Duc for short), the dynamic Vietnamese chef extraordinaire who charms as he chops, slices, dices, and turns up the heat. Nigella…

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No FOMO in Sizzling Brooklyn

Brooklyn may only be a bridge away, but for years it was a bridge too far, a no-go zone for Manhattan loyalist moi. But what would be the 4th largest city in America is now so cool that I decided the time had come to cross that bridge. One neighbourhood, Flatbush, has just been voted…

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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

London is having a moment, a very sunny one. Take a walk in the park, lunch al fresco and spend as much time as possible enjoying this blip of California blue. London is chock-a-block with open air options. And for those craving the real deal beyond London, check out the fabulous informal gardens at Barnsley…