Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Let the choirs of archangels, angels, seraphim and cherubim (and all the others) cry forth “Hallelujah!”, for it is once again white truffle season, that time of year when we spend vast fortunes on an underground fungus that looks like a mummified testicle but, when thinly shaved, releases a transcendent and heavenly smell that takes…

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et La Vie may not be one of the most well known restaurants in Paris, at least as far as tourists from London are concerned, but it is one with pedigree. After ten years of running Spring (sadly just closed – it was superb) American chef Daniel Rose has opened up La Bourse…

Drunk Apple and Blackberry Pie

Drunk Apple and Blackberry Pie

Given winter is a time for hearty puddings and desserts, I thought I’d share a recipe for a fruit pie in this series of wintry dishes. The particular delight about this pie is that it’s made using the gin infused leftover flavourings of one of the most perfect winter drinks: apple and blackberry gin. The…

The Sportsman

The Sportsman

A self-proclaimed ‘grotty rundown pub by the sea’ is by far the last place you expect to find a Michelin stared restaurant where Friday and Saturday lunch is usually booked up weeks, if not months, in advance. Sandwiched, as The Sportsman is, between the road and the north Kent coast just outside Whitstable, with its conservatory…

Miso Tasty: The Cookbook

Miso Tasty: The Cookbook

Fermented soybean paste? Sounds yummy! Well, OK, no it doesn’t, but call it miso, and suddenly it spirits your mind to that fragrant, mouth-watering, umami Japanese flavour loved by so many. Consumed in Japan for thousands of years, miso has been making an increased appearance in our diet in the UK as we seek out…