saucy dressings

how to make rhubarb vinegar

How to make rhubarb vinegar

I morphed from being an avid beetroot hater to a real fan all thanks to Nigel Slater’s method of making beetroot carpaccio (post to come) – a sort of light-touc...
how to make a Tom Collins

A Tom Collins for Bernie Gunther

“Hedda Adlon had a friend, too, but not the kind you find anywhere south of paradise. Her name was Mrs Noreen Charalambides and, a couple of days before I was i...
pave cobble cheese

Pavé Cobble: a cheese of brawn and might

We had a cold lunch of salmon cured in beetroot and gin; various pâtés and mousses; and then a cheeseboard selected carelessly from what looked most interesting...
crunchy creamy carrot starter recipe

Crunchy. creamy, carrot starter

The inspiration for this dish comes from the very excellent #Cook For Syria recipe collection. All the recipes have been donated – and the donors include a stel...
peach melba recipe

Operatic Peach Melba

The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner at The Savoy for the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba, in the early 1890s. Melba was singing in Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin. In ...
potato salad recipe

Crunchy, creamy potato salad

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show o...