Q&A Vicky Bennison

Vicky Bennison, writer and founder of the Pasta Grannies Project The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking Deborah Madison’s The Greens Cookbook. I’m not vegetarian but […]
Nov 19, 2019 /

Recipes from the Pasta Grannies

  Giusy's ’Ndunderi with Tomato Sauce For 4–6 people Our criteria for selecting our grannies is that they have to be real-life grannies, or over 60 – preferably […]
Nov 19, 2019 /

Treat of the Week: Fresh Cinnamon

t's astonishing how different fresh cinnamon tastes compared to the woody supermarket spice-pot variety. And how difficult, historically, it has been to find. But since […]
Nov 6, 2019 /

Who put the vril in Bovril?

Christopher Hirst explores the unexpected literary association of a British culinary stalwart 'What is the Vril?’ I asked. Therewith Zee began to enter into an explanation of […]
Oct 31, 2019 /

All washed up

Mrs Wrayburn, Edwardian wife of a Cambridge academic, considers her life at the kitchen sink he looked at the sink, loaded down with all that was […]
Oct 31, 2019 /

The Fallen Leaves

efitting the hazy, illusory world of cocktails, the book American Bar by Charles Schumann (described by its publisher as 'the most authoritative cocktail book ever […]
Oct 30, 2019 /

Tinned Treasures

Christopher Hirst discovers the savoury possibilities of the delicious, cheap and wholesome sardine onvenient, tasty and healthy, a key ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine is available in […]
Oct 23, 2019 /

Q&A Fergus Henderson

Fergus Henderson MBE, chef and restaurateur The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking? When Marcella Hazan’s Classic Italian Cooking arrived in our house, it changed our […]
Sep 30, 2019 /

Recipes from The Book of St John

Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver celebrate 25 years at St John with 100 new recipes. Here are two of our favourites: Grilled Lamb’s Hearts, Peas and […]
Sep 28, 2019 /

Q&A Anna Hedworth

Anna Hedworth, Cook, owner of Cook House The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts, […]
Sep 26, 2019 /

Richard II's Lasagne

An intriguing recipe for a kind of Medieval lasagne, layers of 'pasta' (flattened sheets of flour paste), cheese and broth, first appeared in The Forme […]
Sep 25, 2019 /

Treat of the Week: Nocciola Gelato

efore summer finally ends and you're still in the mood for ice cream... gloriously smooth and nutty Nocciola Gelato is made from hazelnuts grown by […]
Sep 9, 2019 /

Q&A Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews MBE, musician, cookbook author, radio presenter The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking Wild Food by Roger Phillips for showing me the edible plants, […]
Aug 31, 2019 /

A Banquet of Bloomsberries

Christopher Hirst samples the food ahead of its time that bonded the menages a trois of Bloomsbury ncluding such stellar figures as the novelist Virginia Woolf, […]
Aug 28, 2019 /