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Mozzarella and pesto-stuffed chicken wrapped in Presunto ham

Ingredients (serves 4):
4 chicken breasts
One jar of green or red pesto
1 or 2 balls of buffalo mozzarella
Two plum tomatoes
8 slices of Presunto ham
Sea salt...

Crispy duck made easy

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The simplest BBQ snack ever

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Milk lamb

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Tandoori style quails

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A sexy king prawn dish

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The winter harvest is the biggest and...

An affordable local delicacy

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Sticky toffee pudding

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