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…

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…

3674 On The Orient Express

3674 On The Orient Express

The diminutive grand piano is being tinkled upon as groups of cheery travellers sit chatting and giggling on ornate blue sofas and stools, sipping champagne, cocktails, and even the occasional coffee. The room judders and sways to the steady rhythm and beat of the clickety clack of iron on iron as sun light streams in…

Gin Gravlax

Gin Gravlax

A while back I bought a book on home curing as I fancied trying my hand at it; needless to say, I never used it. But then, out of the blue, I got the impulse to make some gravlax, so I came up with this recipe. Serve with good bread, pickled cucumber and thin slices…