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OLD fashioned gingerbread and "big lumps of sugar" for grating may not immediately spring to mind for inclusion in any modern recipe book, but Lesley Simpson can smell an appealing whiff of nostalgia from across a kitchen table.
TIS the season of entertaining so we all need to have an arsenal of easy recipes in the back pocket that we can call upon when guests call round or when numbers keep multiplying for that casual get together.
THE Bull & Ram has already made quite the name for itself since its birth in the market town of Ballynahinch, helped along by a Jay Rayner review in the Guardian newspaper – so good, people actually caught a plane to eat the 55-day-aged sirloins that would make even the most evangelical vegetarian question their life choices.
RICK Stein, the celebrated seafood authority, celebrity chef and restaurateur extraordinaire – a man who's travelled the world eating and collecting traditional cooking techniques – claims to be "only a very, very enthusiastic amateur when it comes to Mexican food".