Roasted radishes with sorrel, crispy lentils, and buttermilk dressing

This is a very cheerful dinner. Radishes and potatoes are roasted in a little honey and lemon to exaggerate their sweetness, offset by the crispy roast lentils. I use my favourite spring leaf here, sorrel. Its...

Posted: 21.03.18 0 Comments

Food + Feminism

When I look back on my years in the kitchen I can see things have changed. I started cooking mostly in the company of men, mostly brilliant ones with a couple of real jerks thrown in. Cooking in kitchen required me to...

Posted: 07.03.18 4 Comments

Ten Questions with Food Writers Alice Levine + Laura Jackson

Laura  Jackson  and Alice  Levine are a pretty unstoppable pair. Their cookbook Round to Ours is the as delicious as it is stylish, their supperclubs are described by The Observer as 'the hottest in town' and as...

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Wild Garlic Baked Eggs

In early spring wild garlic lines our hedgerows, paths and parks. You can smell it a mile off, so it’s pretty easy to be sure you have the right stuff. It’s a great place to start gathering your own food – there...

Posted: 05.03.18 0 Comments

A Valentine’s Supper

Valentine’s Day is so often shunned, but I do think there is something to it: it’s a day to celebrate love – though not necessarily of the romantic kind. On 14 February, I’ve cooked for friends, my sister, my...

Posted: 12.02.18 0 Comments

Start of the Year

This time of year gets a tough write-up; grey, dark and rainy, and yes, sometimes it is. But my kitchen is filled with arguably the most colourful produce of the year: exotic citrus and blood oranges, pink radicchio...

Posted: 04.02.18 0 Comments

Seven Vegan- friendly Suppers for January

Monday: All green miso soup with perfect brown rice I vary the grains I eat as much as I do the vegetables. In my kitchen, I have a bottom shelf with a colourful line up of jars: red quinoa, black rice, yellow...

Posted: 22.01.18 1 Comments

Seven Vegetable-centred Suppers: Week Two

MONDAY: QUICK POLENTA  Warming, saffron-scented polenta is double-cooked here – once in the pan and then finished under the grill with a scattering of squash, kale and feta. TUESDAY: RAMEN NOODLES WITH...

Posted: 15.01.18 1 Comments

Seven Vegetable-centred Suppers: Week One

January gets a bad write-up but it’s a time of year I love – a time to gather thoughts to let the holiday glow slowly dim. I let it run until about the 15th, when I'll gently lay down some intentions for the year...

Posted: 07.01.18 5 Comments

Laying a Celebratory Table

Laying a table a job I love; every task tinged with the anticipation that the table will soon be filled with friends and family. There is something so magical about leading people into a room with a set table,...

Posted: 18.12.17 0 Comments