dinner party

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...
plums in crème de cassis

Plums Poached With Crème De Cassis

"For Chris and Justin the Royal Opera House is a theatre and the ingredients, food and service must 'sing' - as if in their own opera"Kitchen Garden Expe...
nutella cake

Elegant Nutella Cake

For more than ten with rote grütze or plums in crème de cassis and crème fraîche 300g/10oz dark chocolate 100g/4oz good quality milk chocol...
salmon with pomegranate molasses

Pretty-damn-quick Persian Salmon

For this dish the salmon is marinated in lime juice (ideally made from round Persian limes) and the Persian-derived pomegranate molasses, seasoned with Persian ...
pheasant in red wine

Pheasant in Red Wine

I eat an awful lot of chicken. It’s easy, it takes on flavour well, it’s hardly ever tough, and it’s not expensive. But, in fact, neither is pheasant, the seaso...
kale crisps

Kale Crisps – It’s The Only Way

I’m pretty definite on the subject of kale. I’m sure it’s good for you, but I’m also sure it is not good to eat, or at least it’s really not all that interestin...