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Book club

Here's a selection of AWT's most popular cookbooks - buy one now! Fast Family Food, £18.99, Mitchell Beazley AWT's latest offering - his 30th book - encourages families everywhere to enjoy mealtimes together. Try out his family faves such as sweet and sour pork and smoked haddock fish pie The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet, £12.99, Kyle Cathie An easy-to-follow diet plan that helps diabetes sufferers ...

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Festive food tips

A round-up of all things foodie this festive season, including a peek inside AWT's fridge What's in AWT's fridge? A look at what our fave celebrity chef Antony can't live without Noni juice (the noni has a pungent odour when ripening so is sometimes known as cheese fruit) Fruits and vegetables for juicing Chutneys, condiments, anchovy essence, lazy ginger, garlic Home-made food for Nigel the cat (obviously ...

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Dessert storm

Antony gives us his favourite sweet recipes - and they won't pile on the lbs Eating puddings is almost seen as a criminal offence these days, but according to Antony it is possible to enjoy a treat now and again without risking your health. 'I have fond childhood memories of sitting around the table as a family, eating a homemade cake or pudding,' he says. 'Many of us thoroughly enjoy sweet things and we mu ...

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Antony’s Ultimate Guide to Christmas

Antony's ultimate guide to Christmas Prepare a fantastic menu this Christmas with a little help from AWT Creamy scrambled eggs with roasted field mushrooms and crispy bacon Serves 4 8 large field mushrooms, thick stalks removed ½tsp chopped fresh soft thyme leaves 2tbsp olive oil 12 rindless rashers smoked streaky bacon 6 eggs 3tbsp double cream ½tsp Dijon mustard 1tbsp snipped fresh chives 50 ...

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Signature dish

We take a look at a few of our favourite celeb chefs and their signature dishes! Antony's signature dish of lamb shank with garlic, rosemary and flageoloet beans is a twist on a classic French peasant dish, which became his trademark when he opened Bistro 190. Aldo Zilli is a big fan of sea trout and introduces us to a simple but delicious smoked trout and potato salad he came up with years ago. Rachel Alle ...

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AWT – A Day in the Life

Here's what Antony gets up to on a typical busy day... 6.15am I start the day with 30 minutes on the treadmill, some band work and stretching. I want to build myself up to be supremely fit - eventually! Next on the agenda is feeding my animals (fish, cat and chickens) and I collect the eggs from outside. Breakfast time is really important in our house - Jay and I eat together. A cup of tea is a must, with s ...

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The Big Interview with AWT

Antony Worrall Thompson talks to at home about cooking, politics, family life, and being in love... On the plethora of celebrity chefs and programmes At the rate it's going the whole genre will be killed off because there are far too many cooking programmes on television at the moment. There is room for a few key cookery shows, but the number on air is totally over the top. Saying that, as a subject, cooker ...

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Antony’s Foreword

Welcome to At Home with Antony Worrall Thompson. Everyone is talking about the credit crunch and now that we are in the middle of this recession it's proving to be a tough time for all of us. But there are plenty of ways that you can save pounds by producing less food waste, which is not only good for your purse but also for the environment, too. I shop for dry foodstuffs once a month and then stock up on f ...

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The big interview

'I roast a roast made with high quality beef' We ask the king of the kitchen about his cooking achievements and disasters and that long-standing feud with you know who... Why do you think there is a shortage of chefs and kitchen staff when there are so many celebrity chefs making the lifestyle look glamorous? There is definitely a shortage of good chefs and service staff too. That’s because there is v ...

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Your questions answered

Antony Worrall Thompson tackles all your food, drink and entertainment dilemmas. Fresh from the farm What are the main benefits of shopping at a farmers’ market versus a supermarket? Charlie Edwards, 33, Basingstoke Antony replies I love to go to a farmers’ market to see what’s on offer, to look at great, fresh produce and to keep up my newfound love of eating with the seasons. I don ...

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Winter warmers

Keep the chills at bay with Antony’s warming solutions Beef in stout with dumplings serves 6 to 8 Hints of Britain find their way into this wonderfully warming one-pot supper 2tbsp sunflower oil 50g unsalted butter 1.8kg chuck or blade beef steak, cut into 5cm/ 2in pieces 1 heaped tbsp plain flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 225g bacon lardons 450g shallots, peeled 1tbsp Dijon mustard 2tbsp d ...

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The GI diet made easy

Antony was shocked into losing weight when he was told he had a pre-diabetic condition. Being overweight is seriously unhealthy, yet adult obesity rates have almost quadrupled over the last 25 years and two thirds of adults in the UK are now considered overweight or obese, according to NHS figures. We have witnessed changes in our lifestyles, from the family orientated routines of the 1950s and 1960s to the ...

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Totally organic experience

Organic food has become big business and many of you are taking the plunge but it’s still an expensive option. Just how compelling are the reasons for making this lifestyle change? A couple of decades ago, if you wanted to buy organic flour, you’d have to find a health food store and pay a hefty premium. Nowadays, almost every retailer offers organic alternatives to almost everything we consume, ...

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The breakfast (lunch and dinner) club

With such a diverse lot of celebrity chefs on the telly these days, we’ve no excuses not to love cooking! At Home takes a closer look at who else (aside from AWT) occupies the culinary world… Ainsley Harriott As celebrity chefs go, he’s got a touch of the marmites about him, but love him him or loathe him, there’s no denying our Ainsley is a roaring success in the kitchen (despite w ...

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Your lifestyle Diet

Your lifestyle Diet Does the food you eat suit your lifestyle? We all have different energy and activity levels so make sure you are eating for the way you live… Life has become much more hectic than it used to be and most of us are running around juggling work, looking after children, cramming in exercise and trying to find time to relax – and that’s just one hour in a day! Your life is ...

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Grow your own

Antony has been growing his own produce way before it was a cool thing to do… With everyone banging on about the hidden nasties that lurk in the every day food you buy, it makes sense to get your hands dirty and grow your own. And if you think you need acres of garden before you start, you don’t. If we get down to basics, growing your own herbs simply requires a window sill and a small pot, or ...

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Welcome to at home with Antony Worrall Thompson

Dear readers Welcome to another issue of At Home with Antony Worrall Thompson magazine, which is so packed that I hardly know where to begin!   You can read all about what I’ve been doing this year in The Big Interview on pg 60. My sixth restaurant opened in Windsor recently and I have plans to open another four in the UK, before I retire gracefully (or ungracefully!). I still love presenting Sat ...

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Fabulous desserts

Fairy Cakes Makes: 18 These are my young daughters all time favourites – this simple all in one method literally takes minutes to whip up and just watch them vanish in seconds! 100g butter, softened 100g golden caster sugar 2 medium free-range eggs 1tsp vanilla extract 100g self-raising flour, sieved 1 tsp baking powder For the topping 250g mascarpone Icing sugar to taste 150g fresh blackberries 1 oran ...

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Your Ultimate Christmas Lunch

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon Serves: 2 • 2 English muffins, split in half and toasted • 225g smoked salmon • 2 poached eggs • 4tbsp Hollandaise sauce, Split muffins in half, and under a hot grill, toast until golden brown. Place smoked salmon on top of each half, then top with a poached egg. Coat in the Hollandaise sauce and serve. Quick Hollandaise Sauce Serves: 4 to 6 This makes a ...

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