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Want to develop your photography skills in 2016? We've got only 3 tickets left for this immersive 2-day food photo  styling experience! Feed your inspiration and get creative with on our unique food photography and styling retreat. PLEASE tag friends and share the news!
 
Experience a 2-day retreat in the heart of the Italian countryside: the Sabine Hills outside Rome, a tranquil and unspoilt part of #Italy .  Surrounded by tranquility, natural beauty & good hearty Italian cuisine, we will help you unlock and explore your creativity. This workshop is designed to help you learn how to master your camera; manipulate natural light; create moods; style effortlessly; master mobile photography & much more. Includes expert tuition; hands-on assignments; styling demos; detailed feedback & critique. Also included are a tour to a world-renowned olive oil expert & convivial meals!

Both my co-presenter +Meeta K and I cannot wait to see you there! The last few tickets are now available for this unforgettable 2-day experience.  Click on the link for full details, or message me or Meeta :)  http://www.whatsforlunchhoney.net/2015/12/rome-2016-food-photography-and-styling.html   #foodphotography   #foodstyling   #photography   #workshop   #photographyworkshop  
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{RECIPE} Jazz up a classic! Everybody is guaranteed to love this spicy harissa coleslaw with pomegranate seeds. 
This spicy harissa coleslaw with pomegranate is an easy and delightful way to breathe new life into the old classic of coleslaw.
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+Duncan Fuller Thanks dude!!
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So if the leaves are falling from the trees and the days are getting shorter, that means ski season can't be far away! To get myself in the mood, yesterday I attended the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show in Battersea Park, London (http://london.skiandsnowboard.co.uk/).  It was a rather grey and rainy day, but that didn't seem to dull the spirits of the festivalgoers!

The venue combines both indoor and outdoor spaces and we started by exploring the indoor exhibition halls.  I loved that the ceiling was made to look like a starry sky, and under this sky ws a dazzling array of everything you might need for snowsports.  All the major  snowboard and ski manufacturers were represented such as Rossignol and Atomic and we even saw a pair of deep powder skis for heli-skiing - basically just square planks with no waist and no rounded tips! Elsewhere were jackets, bags, thermals, salopettes, socks and a hilarious stand selling retro one-piece salopettes in retro colours - like the 1980s all over again! Ellis Brigham also offered a free custom boot fitting service at the show. 

There are also some cool gadgets like the +Actilean Limited, a clever pair of angled foam rollers that allow you to replicate and practise the foot-rolling action of doing parallel turns on a ski slope while in the comfort of your own lounge. For those with more budget and space, there was also the amazing Skier's Edge (http://www.skiersedge.co.uk/index.html), a training machine for skiers that accurately mimics the action of skiing so that you can train the specific muscles needed for skiing before you hit the slopes.  It's distributed in the UK by former British ski Olympian Graham Bell and we got to meet and chat to him on the Skier's Edge stand (which is a little hidden behind the Uniqlo Heattech Hub!).

If you were looking to book your next ski holiday, there were also stands for most of the major ski destinations inside. Norway had a huge stand featuring all their resorts and even a bar, while you could also chat to representatives from resorts in Canada, the USA, Andorra, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Japan and relative newcomers like Georgia. A number of airports, catered chalet companies and airport transfer companies were also exhibiting. 

If you are hungry or thirsty, there is a fair selection of options, and we sampled Paulaner beer served outside at the Moose Bar and Retro Bar; Norwegian beer at the Norwegian bar; and Bailey's hot chocolate.  For those feeling in need of a special meal, there is The Lodge, a Michelin-starred Alpine-themed pop-up restaurant by Angela Hartnett, while for the rest of us there are about half a dozen street food stalls outside in Alpine-themed chalets, offering tartiflette, raclette toasties, pizzas and burgers, bratwurst rolls, rosti and crepes. 

Also in the outside area is Mount Battersea, a 50 foot kicker slope with artificial snow where you can watch freestyle skiers and boarders strut their stuff, doing helicopter turns and somersaults as they fly off the lip of the jump. I was most impressed by the kids, some as young as ten, who had mastered this!  And don't miss a visit to the +UNIQLO UK Heattech Hub - every visitor to the show can collect a free Heattech thermal top worth about £13!

The show ends today, Sun 8 November, so catch it while you can.  Tickets are available on the door today at £26 for an all-day adult pass and £52.50 for an all-day family pass (2 adults and 2 children).
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{REVIEW} So what are you doing this weekend?  What you SHOULD be doing is heading for The Balcon in the +Sofitel London St James Hotel for Le Brunch! http://www.cooksister.com/2015/08/le-brunch-at-the-balcon-sofitel-st-james.html
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So two months ago I visited the home of my friend +Solange Berchemin  to try out the services of la Belle Assiette, a new service in London that lets you browse, choose and book a private chef online to come and prepare a meal for you and your friends in the comfort of your own home.  No shopping, no cooking, no cleaning up - how cool is that?  Our chef for the evening was South African born Kirsty MacKinnon https://labelleassiette.co.uk/kirsty-mackinnon and she served up an amuse bouche of seared scallops with pea puree; a starter of figs, Mozzarella and Prosciutto; a main of slow-cooked lamb on smoked potato mash; and dessert of deconstructed lemon meringue pie. It's a great way to spend an evening! #labelleassiette  
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Such beautifully pictures. Brought it all back :)
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{REVIEW} Tom's Kitchen, Canary Wharf - a great place for lunch or dinner - and don't miss the chocolate peanut butter fondant! http://www.cooksister.com/2015/08/toms-kitchen-canary-wharf.html +Tom's Kitchen Canary Wharf
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Hahaha +Riccardo Di Capua a man after my own heart!  Click on the link to go to the post - you will find the fondant pics at the bottom :)
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{REVIEW} Looking for some of the best and most inventive vegetarian dining in London?  Do yourself a favour and visit The Gate.  I visited the Islington outpost but there is also the original in Hammersmith.  Click here for the full review:  http://www.cooksister.com/2015/11/the-gate-islington.html #londonrestaurants   #vegetarian   #restaurant  +The Gate Vegetarian Restaurant 
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How gorgeous are these summery mini cakes from my talented friend +Bron Marshall??
We grow and encourage many flowers within our vegetable patch to attract the bees and beneficial insects, but there are loads of other benefits too. Some we grow for companion planting, some are grown purely for their flower or scent such as sweet peas and poppies. Others are the vegetables ...
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Thank you Jeanne!
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{REVIEW} Looking for a luxury hotel break in London? Look no further than the gorgeous +One Aldwych Hotel in the heart of London's theatreland http://www.cooksister.com/2015/09/review-one-aldwych-hotel.html #London #Hotel
A review of One Aldwych, a boutique hotel in a grand old building in the heart of London's theatreland, with a glamorous bar, private cinema and spa.
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Heading for the Singapore F1 Night race in 2015? Here are nine top tips for making the most of your visit! http://www.cooksister.com/2014/09/9-tips-for-attending-singapore-grand-prix.html #F1NightRace   #formula1   #singapore   #SingaporeGrandPrix  
My top tips for making the most of your visit to the Singapore Grand Prix F1 night race, taking annually place in September.
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{RECIPE} These very berry white chocolate chunk muffins are packed with the goodness of berries but also with the indulgence of chocolate.  Whip up a batch in under 45 minutes! http://www.cooksister.com/2015/08/very-berry-white-chocolate-chunk-muffins.html #muffins   #baking  
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{REVIEW} Have you ever had a holiday where you simply did not want to come home? That's what you will feel like within 30 minutes of setting foot in the +One&Only Resorts The Palm resort in Dubai. Have a look at my picture-heavy review post to see why: http://wp.me/p2WTxf-cQ1  #dubai   #travel   #hotel  
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Aaah, I wish +Meeta K ... Unlikely this year though :(
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Food and travel writer at my blog www.cooksister.com since 2004, and now also managing its growing social media profile. Presenter of training and workshops in all aspects of creative blogging.  South African by birth, Londoner by choice.
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