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Olivia Potts is a food writer and cook. She is Spectator Life’s Vintage Chef and you can see some of her other writing here. She tweets @_Poots_

Recipe: Shakshuka

A spicy dish that’s perfect for a long weekend breakfast

Recipe: Peach and blueberry cobbler

Cobblers are a particular favourite in the Deep South, and this is a classic combination.

Recipe: Niçoise salad

Adding tuna steak makes for a luxury version of this classic French salad

Recipe: Limoncello syllabub

An impressive pudding that can be whipped up in no time

Recipe: Strawberry shortcakes

An American pudding that is unapologetically sweet

Recipe: Courgette cake

Have a break from carrot cake and go green instead

Recipe: Coconut ice cream

Delicious homemade ice cream with no churn required

Recipe: Macaroni cheese

A comforting main course – or an ideal barbecue side dish

Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

A French flan that is the perfect showcase for summer fruits

Recipe: Amaretti biscuits

How to make the classic Italian biscuit (minus the fire hazard)

Recipe: Cheese soufflé

A recipe that rises to the occasion every time

Recipe: Apricot tart

A sweet treat that’s perfect for the sunny summer months

Recipe: Viennese Whirls with dark chocolate

A retro bake that’s ideal for beginners to have a go at

Recipe: Cheese & onion quiche

When it comes to quiche, only homemade will do

Recipe: Baked vanilla cheesecake

How I finally learned to love baked cheesecake

Recipe: Perfect jam tarts

How to get the ultimate picnic treat just right

Recipe: Croque monsieur

A little bit of effort is worth it for the ultimate toastie

Recipe: Bloody Mary

The ultimate hangover cure done properly

Recipe: Chocolate brownies

How a hairdryer can help you make the perfect brownies

Recipe: Carrot cake

A classic cake done perfectly

Recipe: Millionaire’s shortbread

Your waistline might suffer, but don’t let that put you off

Royal wedding: Let them eat elderflower cake

An early taste of summer inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day

Recipe: Perfect panna cotta

How to get the wobble just right

Recipe: Sultana scones

Olivia Potts revisits a classic cookbook for a recipe to stir fond childhood memories

Recipe: Fish pie

The Good Friday classic that’s perfect for any family occasion