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Rude Pancakes

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Tossing pancakes for supper? Here’s a rude recipe and video from Jim & Lucy Fisher at Cook in France (married for 29 years; she taught him the recipe).

Rude Pancakes

Traditionally, of course, pancakes evolved from the need to use up leftovers, but we make ours from really fresh ingredients including free-range eggs and good quality unsalted butter.

Fillings and toppings are entirely up to you, but my favourite is double cream and maple syrup. What’s yours?

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Cooking With Love – Part 1

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Valentine’s Recipes – Beyond Aphrodisiacs

By Meryl Cubley

Celebrity chef Jim Fisher owns a top cookery school in France, which he runs with Lucy, his wife of 29 years. He attributes his long and happy marriage to the fact they cook together as a couple but Jim has additional evidence for his theory too. Over the years, Jim has witnessed numerous rocky relationships being recharged through the magic of a cookery course at www.cookinfrance.com.

Based on their experiences, Jim and Lucy are sharing some top tips for a great Valentine’s, including some wonderful recipes for the perfect romantic meal – but before the cooking action Jim suggests that you…

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Cooking With Love – Part 2

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His ‘n’ Hers Cocktails: “Black Pearl Necklace” (Collier de Perles Noires) – iced vodka with caviar (excites nerve cells)

Amuse Bouches/Entrée

Oysters Rockefeller (Huitres Rockefeller) – oysters (THE natural aphrodisiac) poached in Champagne (generous and fun) served in the half shell on a bed of spinach (iron for strength & stamina) draped with a Pastis Cream Sauce (aphrodisiac licorice and aniseed flavours, soft and velvety eaten with your fingers).

Plat Principal

Pan-Fried Seabass (soft, light and moist) with Sautéed Fingerling Potatoes, Buttered Spinach (iron for strength and stamina) and a Vanilla Butter Sauce (sexy).

Dessert

Délice au Chocolat with Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream (Délice au Chocolat avec Glace à la Fraise et Crème) – rich chocolate ganache (stimulating) on a hazelnut (vitamin E a natural Viagra) & chocolate base with strawberry (aphrodisiac) ice cream (silky texture and mouth-cooling properties).

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