• Quiche Normande

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    As soon as someone mentions the Alps to me I think of two of my favourite things – skiing and food. The warming hearty fare you get served in those little quirky French mountainside restaurants is always two things – mega-expensive and utterly delicious. It’s also always just what you need when you’ve been skiing all day. But – that would be to pretend we need an excuse to cook up these delicious dishes! There are few more satisfying ingredients than more-ish, melting cheese and we’ve got some fantastic recipes for you to try out showcasing some of

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    No sooner has the most recent series of the X Factor finished and British pop princess Cheryl Cole is throwing herself in to her next project. This week it was announced that the Girls Aloud star is preparing to embark on her first ever solo tour. She will be appearing as a guest act for the Black Eyed Peas on the UK leg of their world tour, performing tracks from her 3 Words album. The fact that the 27-year-old chose to star alongside the chart-topping US group will not come as a surprise to her fans. Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am -

  • A light-hearted Anne Hathaway earns her Hasty Pudding

    The Devil Wears Prada's Anne Hathaway already has a number of award statues on her mantelpiece, and yesterday she added one more to the collection. But for this ceremony, the star, who was recently spotted taking in the haute couture collections of Paris Fashion Week, didn't need an elegant gown. She was casual and playful throughout a day-long celebration that culminated in her receiving a little golden pot, the annual Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award presented by Harvard University Theatricals. Dressed in black slacks and a sparkly black top, the actress began her day with a parade through the snowy streets of

  • Stunts and a 'sexy' new image: John Travolta reveals all as his new thriller debuts

    John Travolta might be the closest thing Hollywood has to a real life action hero. Having personally flown his plane to Haiti to deliver aid earlier this week, the actor returned to the red carpet on Thursday where he revealed that, for his latest role, he threw himself into the on set action. "The most fun part was that what was expected of me, I delivered," said the 55-year-old, who was joined by wife Kelly Preston at the New York screening of From Paris With Love - also attended by fellow Swordfish actor, Hugh Jackman. "Meaning that, you know, I'm not a young

  • A winter market beyond the Arctic Circle

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  • Haakon and Mette-Marit launch official Norwegian royal YouTube channel

    Many of Europe's royal families are reaching out through social networking sites, and Norway's Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are no exception. The royal couple already have Facebook and Twitter pages and now they have announced their own YouTube channel, following in the footsteps of Queen Rania of Jordan and the British Monarchy. The page features a mix of new videos and older clips previously posted on the monarchy's web site, such as a recent one of the children decorating a giant gingerbread house at Christmas. The family say that they plan to use YouTube to show people their current activities as

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