Recent Recipes

Crème caramel with vanilla & anise

Every time I taste a good crème caramel, I become a little fonder of this easy-to-make milk pudding. I love its texture and the way you can almost cut it. My mum makes a birthday crème caramel for my dad; it’s his favourite. Last year’s was a particular triump...
creme caramel

Nettles on toast with Pollack, wild garlic & poached egg

This recipe is one of many from the amazing 'Really quite good British cookbook' Published by Nourish Books. Pick up a copy Here
wild garlic

Smalec

Smalec is a traditional and totally wonderful Polish preparation for pork lard. Andrew Tyrrell, a friend and talented chef, first made it for me and this is his recipe. You can use other herbs, but marjoram or oregano work best. 
smalec

Blackberry, saffron & honey drop scones

I didn’t have my first drop scone until I was in my early twenties. I was having tea with some friends who own an organic dairy farm in Dorset. The biscuit tin was empty, but within minutes a generous plateful of freshly cooked drop scones landed on the table....
drop scones

Bacon with cuttlefish, lemon, tomato & bay

This is the sort of dish I really like to cook, but also long to eat. It’s forcefully rich, moody and sweet, and crushingly delicious. It’s a dish that slows down time. I like the way these two robust ingredients, cuttlefish and bacon, submit to the low heat o...
cuttlefish

Pig’s tail and damsons

Sometimes I will put the pig’s tail into my brawn, as it’s a good way to incorporate it into a dish. But sometimes I’ll serve it solo – crispy and crunchy – with a damson or plum compote. It’s fun, and I find people always enjoy eating something a little unusu...
pigs tail recipe

Stuffed pig’s trotters with ceps, bacon and potato

I once saw Pierre Koffmann bone out a pig’s trotter in under a minute. It was good to watch the master at work but you don’t have to be so accomplished to have a go. With a little practice and determination you should be able to manage it – just give yourself...
stuffed pigs trotter

Purple sprouting broccoli with taramasalata, preserved lemon & smoked paprika

Fresh green stems dunked in a punchy homemade dip. This is great sharing food. You can easily source delicious smoked roe from good artisan smokehouses. Check out www.chesilsmokery.com or www.formans.co.uk.” 
purple sprouting brocoli

Tomatoes with anchovies, tarragon, eggs & sourdough

This combination of fresh tomatoes, tarragon, good bread and my own red wine vinegar that I’ve been making for 10 years is full of the warmth of summer. 
Tomato salad

Blackberry and Bramley apple ice cream

Blackberries are a big thing in my kitchen: a big seasonal deal. Wild and free, sweet and deep flavoured, they’re a stimulus for the senses and the memories. When blackberries are about we try to pick as many as we can, for jam and jellies, for venison and duc...
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