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William’s Everyday Dishes: A pasta dish for happiness

Welcome back to one and all, or welcome for the first time, to this fine city of Edinburgh.  Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of university or straight out of school, chances are you need a cracking pasta dish for a long night of work, a party with friends or just to convince people you are […]

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Barbecues in the Meadows: how to get your spring season started

Welcome back to Edinburgh. The time has come where we can wear one jumper instead of two, hang up the scarf and the long coat and pack up the hats and gloves. Yes, Edinburgh is entering its own unique version of spring! The next few weeks will certainly not make it easy to enjoy the […]

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William’s Everyday Dishes: how to make a mind-blowing fish pie

Fish pie, I think it is fair to say, has a certain ‘marmite’ quality to it. I’ve had some fish pies which have delighted me with just cooked fish, a sauce full of depth and crispy mash potato on top. I’ve also eaten fish pies with a sloppy, bland sauce and dried out fish, leaving […]

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William’s Everyday Dishes: homemade fish fingers

Fish fingers are one of the all time great comfort foods. And what is not to love about a miniature version of fish and chips? You get a much better ratio of breadcrumb to fish, and they are so easy to cook! Take them out of the packet, put them in the oven… no but […]

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William’s everyday dishes: Stroganoff is back on

There’s a lot of hate circilng around the dishes that defined the 70’s; Duck à l’orange, scampi, prawn cocktail, cheese and onion on sticks… Some of the hate is, to be fair, more than justified. And what is key to the hate in this debate (and it really is a strongly fought debate) is not […]

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William’s Everyday Dishes: mind-blowing macaroni

As promised in last week’s edition, I have been getting elbow deep in mac’n’cheese this week to bring you a pasta dish so rich, decadent and delectable that you will not be able to stop making it. Or at least that is the plan. As a comfort food hero, macaroni cheese’s perfection lies largely in […]

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William’s everyday dishes: colourful curry

Most New Year’s resolutions seem to involve less food than last year. And quite rightly so; after a solid few weeks of gorging around Christmas it is normal to want to reduce one’s intake. Unfortunately for me, that would put me out of my job in writing a weekly food column. So I am going […]

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William’s restaurant recipes for student chefs: Christmas Edition

It is with great excitement that I write this last recipe for The Student before Christmas. Why? Because Christmas food is great. There is a certain set of smells that go with Christmas; cinnamon, orange, nutmeg, rich turkey and bold gravy, stuffing, pigs in blankets…The list goes on. But how do you do them perfectly? […]