Gratin of white cabbage & lentils in a Provençal sauce
Sophie Grigson's meat-free supper dish can be put together an hour or two in advance, then baked just before you sit down to eat from BBC Good Food
Chocolate and hazelnut torte recipe
One should have an elegant chocolate cake in one's arsenal. This one is spiked with orange liqueur and hazelnuts - a glorious combination. Equipment and preparation: You'll need a 23cm/9in cake tin.
French onion soup recipe
French onion soup is very easy to make. The trick is letting the onions cook until sweet and golden-brown. Cheesy croûtons make it irresistible.
Shepherd's Pie - Classic British comfort food at it's best. If you can't get minced lamb (Whole Foods has it) then sub minced beef and call it Cottage Pie instead. I will happily get into a pedantic argument with any pub or restaurant claiming to serve Shepherd's Pie when it's actually made with beef! For extra awesome mashed potatoes, I like to use a potato dicer and whip them into warm milk and melted butter. Serve with Malbec, Merlot or a fruity red blend.
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