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 /

Recipes from the Bloomsbury Cookbook

Jelly with summer soft fruits Serves 4 4 leaves gelatine 1 pt (568ml) sanguinello (blood orange) juice Varied soft fruit: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries. Soak the gelatine in cold water for […]
Aug 28, 2019 /

Prairie Plums

The American novelist Willa Cather spent most of her adult life in Manhattan, but never forgot her Nebraskan childhood. My Ántonia, published in 1918, is a love […]
Aug 27, 2019 /

Boiled is best for breakfast

Though it has been overtaken by fashionable cereals, Christopher Hirst says you should get cracking with a boiled egg n egg is always an adventure; the […]
Jul 31, 2019 /

Food for the Gods

f you want to stuff in more food during a banquet, then eat while reclining on your left side.  That allows your stomach to stretch […]
Jul 29, 2019 /

Dinner for Dame Edna

When she married Vincent Price, the actress Coral Browne went to live in Hollywood. On one occasion she and Vincent were invited to a party […]
Jul 25, 2019 /

Hard-boiled Adventures

According to Enid Blyton, a simple but sublime addition to any picnic or high tea was the no-frills hard-boiled egg... he phrase “lashings of ginger beer”,  […]
Jul 9, 2019 /

Q&A: Felicity Cloake

Felicity Cloake, food journalist and author The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking Nigel Slater’s Real Food came into our house in my mid-teens and frankly […]
Jul 8, 2019 /

Dips from the Depths

Christopher Hirst explores two exceptional starters bestowed by the ever-generous cod orty years ago, taramasalata was a near-obligatory dinner party starter, usually accompanied by its vegetarian […]
Jun 19, 2019 /

Treat of the week: Radical Tea Towel

Conservative leadership election; Trump's state visit; Brexit stasis; global warming... The country, if not the world, is a mess but you can seek refuge […]
Jun 14, 2019 /