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About Lara Dunston

A travel and food writer who has experienced over 70 countries and written for The Guardian, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, DestinAsian, TIME, CNN, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, AFAR, Wanderlust, International Traveller, Get Lost, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee, and more, as well as authored more than 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Fodors, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides.

Easy Mango Jam Recipe to Make Use of the Mango Season Harvest

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This easy mango jam recipe will ensure those mango season leftovers don’t go to waste. It makes two jars of mango jam that tastes of fresh ripe fruit rather than sugar. Made without pectin and four ingredients – mangoes, sugar, lemon, and lime – this refrigerator mango jam is so delicious, you won’t be able ...

Russian Ricotta Cheese Pancakes Recipe for Syrniki or Farmer’s Cheese Pancakes

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My Russian ricotta cheese pancakes recipe makes syrniki or farmer’s cheese pancakes. Crunchy outside and fluffy within, these scrummy Russian pancakes are traditionally made with tvorog or farmer's cheese. Hard to find outside Europe or Russian diaspora communities, I’ve long made syrniki with ricotta and they’re just as delicious. Serve piping hot with sour cream, ...

Russian Devilled Eggs Recipe for a Zakuski Table Fit for a Russian Tzar

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My Russian devilled eggs recipe makes very moreish Russian stuffed eggs with a creamy filling of the yolks of hard-boiled eggs mashed with mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, dill pickles, purple shallots, and perfumed dill. A feature on the zakuski buffets before the elaborate banquets of Russian emperors they were popularised during the Soviet period. This Russian ...