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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_

How to make perfect pissaladière

Olives, anchovies and onion combine in this classic dish from the south of France

How to make panzanella

The tastiest soggy bread you’ll ever eat

How to make meringue nests

The perfect vehicle for your favourite berries

How to cook roasted peaches with bay, honey and amaretti

Bay leaves work wonders when paired with honey and fruit

Naff? Coronation chicken is a right royal treat

It’s time to rescue ‘Poulet Reine Elizabeth’ from downmarket sandwich counters

How to make perfect pâté

A classic chicken liver pâté is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

How to make smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

Done properly, quiche is the perfect summer dish

How to make perfect tiramisu

A simple recipe for the ultimate pick-me-up

How to make perfect mayonnaise

Because sometimes it’s worth the effort

How to make classic lemonade

Plus three twists on the traditional recipe

How to make lemon posset

The ultimate fuss-free pudding

How to make perfect English muffins

Add a dollop of Marmite for a delicious twist on a classic recipe

An overhead close up shot of a roasted leg of lamb and vegetables garnished with rosemary twigs.

How to cook slow roast Easter lamb

The ultimate showstopper for Easter Sunday lunch

a simnel cake

How to make Easter simnel cake

The traditional Easter fruit cake made simple

How to make perfect chocolate mousse

Every cook needs a foolproof pudding recipe

How to cook the perfect roast chicken

If treated properly, roast chicken is glorious: golden and impressive

Stage your very own Easter rising — bake hot cross buns

Ignore the tempting shop displays… these buns will come up plump and round

rolls of cheddar flavoured irish soda bread

How to bake simple cheddar soda bread

A cheesy twist on the recipe for the classic Irish loaf

How to make a classic pork pie

A weekend project that will be well worth the effort

How to make rhubarb and custard tart

The perfect recipe to get spring started

How to make simple Scotch pancakes

An easy recipe to try on Pancake Day

porridge, pinhead oats, oats, recipes

How to make pinhead porridge with plum compote

A porridge to convert people who hate the stuff