Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

A classic risotto, and one that I have spent years trying to perfect and replicate having tracked the worlds best one to Mosimann’s dining club in Knightsbridge. The key is to cook the rice so that it still has a slight bite to it and to keep stirring the rice to release the starch and…

Warm Wintry Gins

Warm Wintry Gins

Christmas means stress, frantic shopping, indulgence and general craziness. All of which, apart from the indulgence part, can be super stressful. There is one foolproof way to ease all the festive season madness and that’s with gin! That’s why I wanted to share a few Christmas themed ways to enjoy gin! Easy, simple but warm…

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Cassoulet, that most classic of classic French peasant dishes. It’s beans, meat and fat, what could be more simple? Well if you’ve ever read the full recipe for a traditional on in the bible of French cooking Larousse Gastronomique, you’ll know it’s far from simple, encompassing numerous steps and hours of cooking. Beautiful as a…

Leftover Turkey Soup

Leftover Turkey Soup

Ingredients (Serves 8-10) Leftover roast Turkey Leftover vegetables (optional) – chopped Leftover stuffing (optional) Leftover gravy 2 largish onions – diced Celery (optional) – chopped 6-8 cloves garlic – sliced Extra Vegetables (parsnips, carrots etc.) – chopped into bite sized pieces Chicken Stock/Water 1-2 Glasses of White Wine (optional) Sea Salt Pepper Olive Oil Rosemary…

Whisky Cocktail Cherries

Whisky Cocktail Cherries

I first came across these cherries in my Manhattan at The Savoy Hotel’s legendary American Bar. The cherry was a revelation, I hate the sweetness of those bright red Maraschino Cherries used in most cocktails, so not having one in my Manhattan was a relief. As I bit into the cherry my mouth was flooded…