detectives and thriller heroes

Val McDermid with Sue Black at the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Crime Writers’ Soft Herring Roes

"A court chef was once asked what he considered the greatest delicacy of all foods, and his selection was the soft roe of a herring - properly dealt with" F ...
how to cook jasmine rice

How To Cook Jasmine Rice

Let’s hope you live in a soft water area…. since I live on Hampshire chalk I am not so lucky. Well, at least not for making jasmine rice, but there’s always a b...
mutton or lamb ragout recipe

Gypsy Camp Marinated Mutton Ragout

“They sat down. In front of each of them was a large plate of some sort of ragu smelling strongly of garlic, a bottle of raki, a pitcher of water and a cheap tu...
roast rolled veal

Roast Rolled Veal

"Nicole tried to avoid the scowling face of Madame Marre as she used her bread to mop up the last of her sauce. Roast veal, sliced and served in its own jus, ac...
sole meuniere

Sublime and Seductive Sole Meunière

"I closed my eyes and inhaled the rising perfume. Then I lifted a forkful of fish to my mouth... The flesh of the sole was delicate, with a light but distinct t...