Recipes (my own and from reviewed recipe books), reviews of cookery books and cookery classes, food and kitchen equipment product reviews – if it’s about cooking or eating at home, it’s here!

The Whole Chicken by Carl Clarke

The Whole Chicken by Carl Clarke

Even if I didn’t love eating chicken as much as I do, I’d find it hard to resist Carl Clarke’s A Whole Chicken with its vibrant green cover splashed with bright yellow and hot pink in the shape of a chicken’s face! The book’s cover promises “100 easy but innovative ways to cook from beak ... Read more »

Fäviken, 4015 Days, Beginning To End by Magnus Nilsson

Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson

There are a few heavyweights in Scandi food whose restaurants pop up in conversation with restless frequency, breathless descriptions of experience and a powerful sense of place bubbling on the lips of critics and food-lovers. Noma, Ekstedt, Fäviken, Frantzén, Maaemo, Geranium. Names like Rene Redzepi and the author of this book, Magnus Nilsson, evoke a ... Read more »

Chorizo, Goats Cheese & Cumin Borek Recipe by Sabrina Ghayour

Chorizo Goats Cheese and Cumin Borek Recipe from Simply by Sabrina Ghayour

I love the way that Sabrina Ghayour takes inspiration from the food traditions of the Middle East, and merges them with ideas and ingredients from around the world to create her own modern British, globally-influenced cooking. That’s very much the case for this Chorizo, Goats Cheese & Cumin Borek from Sabrina’s latest cookbook, Simply. As ... Read more »

Simply by Sabrina Ghayour

Simply by Sabrina Ghayour

Sabrina Ghayour doesn’t really need much of an introduction as she is a driving force in the UK food industry. She is best known for her simple but flavourful Middle Eastern dishes and her work has featured in many popular publications such as the Guardian and BBC Good Food Magazine. Sabrina’s first cookbook Persiana was ... Read more »

Chestnut, Pancetta & Rosemary Sharing Wreath

Chestnut, Pancetta and Rosemary Sharing Wreath

This delicious Chestnut, Pancetta & Rosemary Sharing Wreath recipe is courtesy of Carr’s Flour, and is a great way to make use of their high quality range of flours. The wreath recipe calls for Carr’s strong white flour, and combines it with chestnuts, pancetta and rosemary—finished with a whole baked camembert at the centre. It’s ... Read more »