Lunch with Irrfan Khan

he untimely death of Irrfan Khan, a hugely respected star of Hindi and English-language films, will see his many fans revisiting his work.  Foodies in  […]
May 5, 2020 /

Heat and Dust

s fierily red as a basket of Jwala Fingers, Azim Kahn Ronnie's vibrant photograph of chilli pickers in the Bogura district of northern Bangladesh evokes […]
May 4, 2020 /

Danish rye bread

or those of you who've mastered the art of lockdown sourdough, Danish rye bread is an appealing variation on a theme. This dense and distinctive […]
May 3, 2020 /

A Cake for Mr Churchill

hanks to the current circumstances, street parties are out as are patriotic parades and jubilant gatherings, so the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday […]
May 2, 2020 /

Cheesy delights

o yourself a massive favour and also help independent British cheesemakers by ordering Neal's Yard Dairy's new British cheese box.  Independent British cheese makers who […]
Apr 18, 2020 /

A bowl of gruel with Mr Woodhouse

magine being in lockdown with Mr Woodhouse. It’d undoubtably end badly, but since we’re all hypochondriacs now, racing to the computer at the slightest sign […]
Apr 15, 2020 /

One Dozen Eggs for Easter

classy box of twelve unadorned mini eggs in dark, milk or white chocolate, flavoured with hazelnut, caramel, almond, nougatine, pecan and pistachio, made by […]
Apr 11, 2020 /

Treat of the week: Chocolate Lemons

hen life gives you lemons... as it seems it might have done this Easter, make them chocolate ones. Waitrose's lemon-flavoured, decorated hollow white chocolate lemons […]
Apr 9, 2020 /

Q&A Angela Clutton

Angela Clutton, food writer and food historian The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking? Niki Segnit’s Flavour Thesaurus is one that I pull out more than […]
Apr 8, 2020 /

Persian love cake by Yasmin Khan

This enchanting cake reminds me of a Persian garden in the late spring, adorned with the floral scent of rose water and citrus, and decorated […]
Apr 7, 2020 /

Alice’s marmalade

How Mrs Liddell’s recipe spread across the world... By Christopher Hirst ither the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty […]
Jan 27, 2020 /

Q&A Valentine Warner

Valentine Warner, cook, food writer and broadcaster The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking The Independent Cook by Jeremy Round. It was the first book that […]
Jan 13, 2020 /

Iris Murdoch's four minute feasts

"For lunch, I may say, I ate and greatly enjoyed the following: anchovy paste on hot buttered toast, then baked beans and kidney beans with […]
Jan 10, 2020 /