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Robert Burns Night – DIY

"You will require four basic ingredients, all of which need some careful advance planning. But all four can be home produced. Which, you must admit, adds a certain something to the occasion." In celebration of British Expat's first birthday, Mike tells you how to grow your own haggis!

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Thai curry pastes (Part One)

"So what are curry pastes? They're the foundation for flavouring Thai curries. Now, don't start thinking along the lines of bad 'Indian' curries where you add a teaspoon of 'Madras' powder and hey presto - you've got a Madras curry..." Kay investigates the basis of all those beautifully fragrant Thai curries - the paste.

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Suet and suet-free dumplings

"It's mid afternoon and the sky is dark grey. The rain hasn't let up, and it's cold as well as miserable. Fancy a salad, anyone? No way! Let's have some good old British stodge. These dumplings are cheap, quick and easy to make, and add a nice touch to any casserole." Kay shows how to make dumplings - even if you can't get hold of suet where you are.

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A plateful of Thai ingredients

Thai ingredients

"Although you can learn a lot by eating authentic Thai food and from books (and websites!), I found that attending a Thai cookery school was a great benefit. Each day, the class started with a visit to a local market where we were invited to sample things as well as having ingredients described to us. This was a useful familiarisation exercise." A look at some of the key ingredients in Thai cuisine.

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Thai cuisine – an introduction

"The popularity of Thai cuisine has grown significantly in Britain over the last few years. Pat Chapman's Thai Restaurant Cookbook describes how there was only a handful of Thai restaurants in the UK a few years back and yet this number had grown exponentially to 500 by 1996." The Editor looks at the reasons why Thai food has become so popular in recent years.

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