The kitchen that can think for itself

The modernist designer’s motto “form follows function” may have been born long before anyone had heard of the world wide web, let alone ovens and dishwashers that talk to each other. Yet at this month’s IFA, the world’s leading trade fair for consumer electronics, kitchen companies were hijacking the phrase to launch their most technologically advanced ranges. Continue reading “The kitchen that can think for itself”

Dinner tonight: avocado niçoise with crab (or tuna)

Here’s a lovely salad for a balmy evening, a good mix of textures, colours and flavours. It’s based on salade niçoise but goes off-piste with hard-boiled eggs, mayo-based vinaigrette and avocado. A generous finale of freshly picked white crab meat or canned white (albacore) tuna, turns the salad into a generous starter or light meal with a few boiled new potatoes. Continue reading “Dinner tonight: avocado niçoise with crab (or tuna)”