Vegetarian

Vegetarian

A combination of salty, buttery, crispy, carb-y goodness, with the umami hit of the tomatoes.

Bursting with fresh herbs, lemon, and mango, and super easy to throw together, this healthy grain salad would make a great addition to picnics or potlucks.

The best thing about this dish of courgette spaghetti with a fresh tomato sauce is that it is a lower calorie alternative to the traditional pasta dish.

Don’t tell me you’ve never had a salad sandwich!

The jalapeño and red pepper make the pancakes colorful and add just a little spice. Serve with salsa or as a breakfast side dish in place of potatoes.

In most of Italy, these dumplings are called gnocchi verdi (gnocchi with greens) and ricotta or ravioli gnudi (“nude ravioli,” or ravioli filling without pasta).

Ezme is a wonderful Turkish dish made with the ripest of tomatoes, which give it a deep, sweet flavour to contrast with the fiery kick of chillies and the acidity given to the dish by vinegar and pomegranate molasses.

Smoking aubergines allows the flesh to absorb a deep smokiness, giving incredible depth to a dish.

The classic accents of briny olives and tart oranges balance the mellow sweetness of fennel when it is cooked until fork-tender.

Pages

  • A look at the history of sugar, from art and language to 3-D printing

    Darra Goldstein is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, an 888-page reference guide to all things sweet. "The book is really a compendium of human desires, a cultural history of desire for things that are sweet and what it has caused in the world, in both the realm of pleasure and also of pain," she says.

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Before paper confetti was invented, people threw candied nuts and plaster

A history of confetti from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets edited by Darra Goldstein.