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Apple, Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Hazelnut Tarts

In her review of The Botanical Kitchen our guest writer Emma describes this Apple, Goat’s Cheese, Honey & Hazelnut Tarts recipe as one of those “why haven’t I made this before?” recipes. Quick to make but looks like you’ve slaved away for hours, and perfect as canapes or for a light lunch. Elly McCausland is ... Read more »

Romanian Apple and Blueberry Swirl Pie (Invartita)

Romanian Apple and Blueberry Swirl Pie (Invartita)

Apple and blueberry is such a classic combination, there’s no wonder it’s popular in so many countries around the world. This Romanian Apple and Blueberry Swirl Pie (Invartita) recipe from Irina Georgescu’s cookbook, Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania wraps an apple and blueberry filling in an egg-enriched dough that is rolled up and formed ... Read more »

Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausage (Mici Littles)

Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausages

How good do these Romanian Soured Cream Meat Sausage (Mici Littles) look and sound? Another fantastic recipe from Irina Georgescu’s cookbook, Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania to add to the Romanian Stuffed Courgette Soup With Soured Cream that we shared yesterday. These garlicky little sausages are a popular street food staple in Romania, and we can ... Read more »

Travelling By Way Of My Belly | Favourite Recipes From The Middle East, Central & South Asia

Persian Tahcheen-e morgh (Baked Yoghurt Rice with Chicken)

I know I’m not alone in missing international travel, which is naturally hugely affected by this awful Covid pandemic we are experiencing all around the world. A great way to travel in one’s imagination is to cook and eat dishes from other countries, celebrating international cuisine and travelling by way of our bellies. Here, I ... Read more »

Homemade Lahmacun | An Easy Recipe for Turkish Spiced Lamb Flatbreads

Homemade Lahmacun | An Easy Recipe for Turkish Spiced Lamb Flatbreads

I adore lahmacun! Circular flatbreads topped with a thin spread of spiced lamb and baked fast and hot until they are crisp, these delicious pizza-like treats originated in the Ottoman Empire, especially Armenia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. The name comes from the Arabic lahm b’ajin (meat with dough) – lahmacun in Turkish. For me, ... Read more »

Welsh Cakes Recipe

Regula Ysewijn's Welsh Cakes

Cooks who love to bake, and are looking for classic British baking recipes as well as the history behind them, will love Regula Ysewijn’s latest cookery book Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The History of British Baking, Savoury and Sweet. Read our full cookbook review of Oats in the North, Wheat in ... Read more »

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce | A Delicious Dressing, Dip & Sauce

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce (over Purple Sprouting Broccoli)

This delicious Maple Miso Tahini sauce is inspired by Japanese ingredients and flavours. Miso paste and sesame are so good together – I recently enjoyed the combination as a dipping sauce for cold udon noodles. To pull these flavours together as a sauce-cum-dressing I combine tahini with the intense, sweet flavour of extra dark maple ... Read more »