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Behind every meal we love is a story. It’s more than just a bunch of ingredients. We know that the meals we make for those we love matter. Discover Food Love Stories, brought to you by Tesco.

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Helen’s ‘homecoming’ lamb

Helen used to love cooking a roast and getting the family round the table. It’s something she misses now that her boys are grown up and have left home. But this weekend, they’re all back for her special salsa verde crusted leg of lamb – with all the trimmings. She can’t wait to have them at home… but just for a couple of weeks!

Helen used to love cooking a roast and getting the family round the table. It’s something she misses now that her boys are grown up and have left home. But this weekend, they’re all back for her special salsa verde crusted leg of lamb – with all the trimmings. She can’t wait to have them at home… but just for a couple of weeks! Get the ‘homecoming’ lamb recipe

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Ed’s ‘rain or shine’ shawarmas

We Brits just love a barbecue, no matter the weather, and in our story, Ed is no exception. He prides himself on throwing the first barbecue of the season – and the weekend is the perfect opportunity. Come rain or shine, he’ll be grilling his famous shawarmas – through the lounge window if it’s chucking it down!

We Brits just love a barbecue, no matter the weather, and in our story, Ed is no exception. He prides himself on throwing the first barbecue of the season – and the weekend is the perfect opportunity. Come rain or shine, he’ll be grilling his famous shawarmas – through the lounge window if it’s chucking it down! Get the shawarmas recipe

Frank’s ‘accidental’ salmon

Frank, from our story, can sometimes be a bit clumsy in the kitchen. But when he accidentally broke his whole salmon in half, he had a moment of genius, inspired by a recipe he stumbled across for salmon Wellington. A quick trip to Tesco for some puff pastry and the meal was saved – now he can pass it off as his signature dish.

Frank, from our story, can sometimes be a bit clumsy in the kitchen. But when he accidentally broke his whole salmon in half, he had a moment of genius, inspired by a recipe he stumbled across for salmon Wellington. A quick trip to Tesco for some puff pastry and the meal was saved – now he can pass it off as his signature dish. Get the salmon recipe

Sal’s ‘surprise me’ cauliflower steaks

When Sal, from our story, met her boyfriend last year, it seemed they were the perfect match - apart from the fact she’s vegetarian and he most definitely isn’t. But, to his surprise, he loved her cauliflower steaks recipe and has since been converted; well, on Thursday nights, at least.

When Sal, from our story, met her boyfriend last year, it seemed they were the perfect match - apart from the fact she’s vegetarian and he most definitely isn’t. But, to his surprise, he loved her cauliflower steaks recipe and has since been converted; well, on Thursday nights, at least. Get the cauliflower steaks recipe

Mel’s ‘bubbly’ brunch

With the kids away for the weekend, Mel, from our story, can let her hair down for a night out with the girls – hurrah! Then it’s all back to Mel’s, which is great for her friends, because they know they’re in for a real treat come brunchtime.

With the kids away for the weekend, Mel, from our story, can let her hair down for a night out with the girls – hurrah! Then it’s all back to Mel’s, which is great for her friends, because they know they’re in for a real treat come brunchtime. Get the brunch recipe

Linda’s ‘handwritten’ hot cross buns

Linda, in our story, loves baking hot cross buns for her grandchildren, even though they can never agree on a filling they all like. They’re coming over on Easter Sunday, so this year she’s baking a different flavour for each of them. So that they’ll know whose is whose, she’ll pipe each child’s initial on the buns!

Linda, in our story, loves baking hot cross buns for her grandchildren, even though they can never agree on a filling they all like. They’re coming over on Easter Sunday, so this year she’s baking a different flavour for each of them. So that they’ll know whose is whose, she’ll pipe each child’s initial on the buns! Get the hot cross buns recipe

Nana’s ‘magic’ soup

When Nana is called on to look after her poorly grandson for the afternoon, she knows something that might just make him feel better – her ‘magic’ soup. Somehow, it seems to do the trick, even though she sneaks a few ingredients into it that he doesn’t strictly like. But if he ever finds out, he won’t kick up a fuss, because it tastes so good.

When Nana is called on to look after her poorly grandson for the afternoon, she knows something that might just make him feel better – her ‘magic’ soup. Somehow, it seems to do the trick, even though she sneaks a few ingredients into it that he doesn’t strictly like. But if he ever finds out, he won’t kick up a fuss, because it tastes so good. Get the ‘magic’ soup recipe

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The Easter Egg Expert
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In this Food Love Story, we meet Nicole our ‘Easter Egg Expert’ from chocolatiers Lir. The name comes from Irish legend and they have been handcrafting luxury chocolates for decades. Now they are combining their award winning skills and the very best ingredients to create the finest* range of Easter eggs for Tesco.

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