All recipes, both our own plus those reprinted with permission from cookbook publishers

Smoky Paprika Chicken with Warm Cannellini Beans

Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

The premise of Rosie Reynolds’ The Shortcut Cook is to share classic recipes with clever shortcuts to make them easier, faster and tastier. This Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans makes double use of a smoky paprika mayonnaise as both marinade and dip, resulting in moist chicken with crispy skin. Adding ripe tomatoes to ... Read more »

Cheese and Onion Gyoza

Cheese and Onion Gyoza

When Pete and I travelled to Japan, we were surprised to come across cheese-filled gyoza quite often, mostly in casual ramenya and izakaya. This recipe for cheese and onion gyoza is from Your Home Izakaya by Tim Anderson, and is a great example of Japan’s propensity to incorporate non-Japanese flavours into Japanese dishes. Read our ... Read more »

A Taste For… Parma Ham

Parma ham legs hanging to age

The inspector from the Istituto Parma Qualità moves quickly amongst a selection of legs of ham. He pierces each ham in at least five spots using a special horse bone needle and sniffs the needle after each puncture. The needle is quite specialist; horse bone is porous to just the right degree that it takes in ... Read more »

How to Make Brown Fish Stock

In his recently published cookbook Take One FIsh, Josh Niland aims to give home cooks more confidence in cooking with fish. He covers tips on selecting, preparing and cooking with fish before sharing a wide range of recipes for many different kinds of fish. At the back of the book are several basics such as ... Read more »

John Dory Tagine

John Dory Tagine

This fragrant and beautiful tagine is a great way to showcase John Dory, pairing it with North African-inspired spices, and serving with salt and vinegar pine nuts and preserved lemon yoghurt. The recipe is from Josh Niland’s Take One Fish, a cookbook aiming to give home cooks more confidence in cooking with fish. The recipes ... Read more »

Tuna Kofta with BBQ Grapes and Sour Garlic Sauce

Tuna Kofta with BBQ Grapes and Sour Garlic Sauce

Many of us are far more adventurous with meat than we are with fish, something that Josh Niland intends to change via his book Take One Fish. This Tuna Kofta with BBQ Grapes and Sour Garlic Sauce is a versatile dish in which the tuna can be replaced with mackerel, swordfish, marlin or albacore. It’s ... Read more »

Gluten-Free Tarte Tatin with Flaky Pastry

Gluten-Free Tarte Tatin with Flaky Pastry

The combination of soft-cooked, full-flavoured apples, crisp flaky pastry and the bittersweet flavour of caramel make for an absolutely delicious dessert or anytime-of-the-day treat. Best of all, this classic Tarte Tatin is gluten-free! The recipe is from Baked to Perfection by Katarina Cermelj. Read our in-depth review of Baked to Perfection by Katarina Cermelj by ... Read more »