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Cooking with colour: turmeric and squid ink

Pigments – which work by absorbing certain wavelength of light and, unlike dyes, don’t dissolve in water – traditionally come from biological sources. Here, two London chefs use bright turmeric and slick squid ink to create two pigment-packed dishes. by Rohit Ghai, Jamavar Turmeric powder, packed with the lurid orange pigment ‘curcumin’, is often considered to be more about the …

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Area Guide: Mar Mikhael, Beirut

Beirut’s reputation as the playground of the Middle East during the 1960s and early 1970s was largely destroyed – along with much of the city – by the long civil war (1975-1990). And with huge swathes of modern-day Beirut under the control of militant Islamic group Hezbollah, it’s a description that has seemed distant for some time. Yet in the …


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How Burger & Lobster hacked shellfish supply and demand

Behind the fast-expanding Burger & Lobster dining chain is a slick operation that appears to have nailed the tricky business of lobster logistics. Originally conceived by restaurateur George Bukhov as a low-key experiment from the London-based Goodman group back in 2011, Burger & Lobster has since surpassed all expectations. Although it wasn’t without some concern in the early stages; the …