Recipe: Beer Braised Wild Rabbit

Game isn’t top of everyone’s mealtime wishlist, but it’s incredibly high on mine. Given the choice I’d lean on Guinea Fowl over Chicken any day. There is just so much flavour from a wild pheasant, rabbit or even pigeon and the good thing is they are more often than not caught in the wild in…

Recipe: Gammon with Parsley Sauce

Gammon and Parsley Sauce is a classic steeped in the history of my family, we never created it, but we’ve certainly recreated it many times over the years. It screams comfort and familiarity and takes me travelling back to times gone by eating with my late grandparents and sisters. (serves 2 – 4) Ingredients 1…

Recipe: Chicken Caesar Salad

I just love Caesar salad. It makes salads worth making. Salads are so often dull and boring and get a bad name, but Caesar dressing is so bold and fresh and the anchovies just make it sing. If you think you don’t like anchovies then challenge yourself to make this, you might be eating Caesar…

Recipe: Spicy Chicken Penne

You can’t capture everything in a photo, I wish they had already invented ‘tasteavision’ to justify this dish. The Italians rarely, if ever, serve chicken with pasta. I’ve been a purist when it comes to this and more often than not reach for olive oils, artichokes and tomatoes when rustling up a quick tasty dinner….

Recipe: Baked Camembert

As Christmas is drawing nearer I decided to cook a Christmas eve favourite a little early this year to make the grey weather a little less depressing. A baked Camembert never feels out of place in the centre of a table with everyone tucking in. Be as creative as you want with accompaniments, I like…

Recipe: Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom risotto is a once a month meal in our house, a constant go to favourite comfort food. It’s one of those dishes that can be equally as good for a vegetarian or a meat eater as the flavour from mushrooms, parmesan and truffle oil give all the umami flavour required to keep everyone happy….

Recipe: Spicy Thai Red Curry

I recently spent a month travelling around Asia, and, experiencing the delights of the grand masters of street cuisine. I love chilli and all things spice and can’t get enough of red curries. Don’t be afraid of the chilli content, it mellows with cooking and offers a warming, fragrant curry sauce it’s not a vindaloo…

Recipe: Meatballs and more

Meatballs and more is an adaptation of one of my favourite Moroccan dishes, Kefta Mkaouara. A rich stew of tomatoes, meatballs and eggs. I add olives for a salty extra dimension and also use a mixture of pork and beef mince for a more tender meatball. This dish can be made in just over an…

Recipe: Aubergine Parmigiana

Please. Cook. This. A vegetarian classic which will have you wondering why you ever eat meat. So unctuous and rich. This Italian heavyweight takes a little more than your average dish in preparation time but the beauty is that it’s all prep work, once that’s done you can entertain guests and wait for the oven…

Recipe: Feta stuffed Padron peppers

Padron peppers are a Spanish pepper variety with a mild flavour. These peppers are beautiful simply stuffed and griddled over a high heat. I love the flavour and contrasting texture you get from the Padron pepper but you can also use Jalapeno peppers if you prefer a spicier heat. Both are widely available in supermarkets…

Recipe: Egg Fried Rice

Egg fried rice is a versatile, wholesome Chinese food staple. The glory of this dish is that you only need a handful of ingredients which are normally in your store cupboard and freezer. Once you’ve made the egg fried rice you can keep it veggie and bulk out with some cooked frozen peas or sauteed…

Recipe: A Personal Pasta

The reason I call this ‘A Personal Pasta’ is because it comes in so handy for those moments of solitude when you need to cook for one and don’t quite have the same motivation as when you cook for two or more. It’s also so quick it’s almost ridiculous considering the flavour punch it packs…