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Cocktail of the week: rainbow sangria

Sam Purnell shares a cocktail reminiscent of sunny Spain

Recipe: Mediterranean baked sweet potatoes

Sam Purnell shares one of his favourite home-cooked recipes

Cocktail of the week: Lemon drop

Sam Purnell suggests a cheap, but highly refreshing cocktail to enjoy this weekend

Cocktail of the week: Raspberry fields forever

Sam Purnell shares a not so long and winding recipe

Cocktail of the week: Oxford blue

Sam Purnell dedicates a cocktail to Oxford’s athletes

Cherwell Food & Drink Awards HT17

Sam Purnell presents the winners of Oxford’s definitive food survey

Recipe: caprese mac and cheese

Sam Purnell puts an Italian twist on an American classic

Recipe: an alternative pizza experience

Sam Purnell suggests a guilt-free version of a student classic

Cocktail of the week: raspberry basil highball

Sam Purnell devises a refreshing cocktail delicious with or without alcohol

Review: Dreamgirls

Sam Purnell is blown away by this revival of the classic musical at the Savoy Theatre

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Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

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