Recent Recipes

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

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...
ice cream

Apple, cider, sage and cheddar soda bread

I love this textured savoury sweet soda bread. The cider gives it real character and a slight acidity that works so well with the apples themselves. It's one to pull out the bag when time is tight, as It’s so quick to make, and incredibly delicious served warm...
soda bread

Chicken broth with chargrilled spring onions and broad bean tops

I like to use broad bean tops in salads – they have a subtle flavour and a fleshy leaf. When you drop them into a steaming broth, they begin to wilt delicately, but retain their freshness – they really don’t need cooking. Chargrilling the spring onions brings...
Chicken Broth

Yoghurt & cardamom sorbet with brown butter & poppy seed biscuits

I like the way the cardamom and orange seem somewhat silent in the cold ice of this delicate yoghurt sorbet: they are there – but only just – dancing around the edge with a subtlety that just begins to warm the whiteness. The brown butter biscuits have richnes...
yoghurt sorbet

Fish soup

A twist on a well-loved classic, where the fish speaks for itself. Try serving it in traditional style with grilled cheese toasts and rouille. 
fisj soup