The Cocktail Book

The Cocktail Book

Originally published in 1900, The Cocktail Book, is said to be the first book ever published that was solely dedicated to cocktails. Not as famous as the likes of The Savoy Cocktail Book, it is nonetheless a little gem, so it’s unsurprising the British Library has republished this American guide and interspersed it with illustrations…

Blacklock

Blacklock

Since opening a few years back in Soho (and last year in The City) Blacklock has been almost permanently packed; hardly a surprise when their Instagram feed (the modern route of marketing for restaurants) leaves you drooling. The concept is simple: meat, predominantly chops, from the grill and cocktails. It’s easy to miss the entrance…

Roasted Celeriac & Parsnip Soup

Roasted Celeriac & Parsnip Soup

Celeriac is a wonderful veg and alternative to potato, and thankfully these days its readily available. It also makes for a wonderful velouté or soup. In this instance, I have roasted it with parsnips before adding both vegetables to chicken stock and blitzing them to form a thick and velvety smooth soup. (If I had…

Twice Cooked Mushroom Gnocchi

Twice Cooked Mushroom Gnocchi

So easy and quick, it is a perfect dish when you don’t really want to cook or you’re late in from work and just want to crash on the sofa with the TV and your Netflix account. It’s also really versatile, try adding some chopped tenderstem broccoli just before the mushrooms.   Ingredients (for 2)…