recipes

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 ...