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Devon Steak Pasty

Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...

Fabada Asturiana

Tapas come in many guises, from simple tortilla to London-centric ‘picture on a plate’ restaurant creations but oft...

Carbonnade Flamande

You might think that a beef bourguignon becomes Carbonnade Flamande when you substitute red wine for beer but there...

Chorizo with piquillo peppers

The beauty of the Luis Gil cooking chorizo, or Chorizo fresca as it says on the packet, is that it doesn’t fall to ...

Chunky chili con carne

There's chili and there's chili. Everyone has their version but I think this one, using diced chuck, is p...

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes - or Pomodori al riso as they’re known in Rome. Stuffed anything sounds terribly retro but what go...

Caponata Involtini (aubergine rolls)

These little blighters are a combination of Nigella's Involtini and Thomasina Miers Aubergine Caponata but who...

Panzanella -Tuscan bread and tomato salad

As my sister said to me - 'who would have thought bread and tomatoes could be so delicious'.? Actually, i...

Tabbouleh

Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...

Masala Mussels

It might be a bit messy but it's worth it. Add a little of the mussel cooking liquor to the sauce if it's...

Merguez Meatballs

Ultra easy and tasty meatballs - good on a stick, in a wrap, as part of a mezze etc. We associate merguez with lamb...

Harissa Crab Pasta Sauce

Classic crab pasta sauce with a harissa twist. Easy, tasty and a bit flashy - what more can you ask for?

Tandori Chicken & Squash

Baked harissa chicken with butternut squash.

Kedgeree

A meal for any time of the day, buttery and spicy and filled with proteins.

Curried Parsnip Soup

A sweet, spiced and tasty soup to serve for lunch or as a starter with chunky bread.

Vegetable Harira soup

Not real harira but lovely nevertheless. The mixture of veg, grains and pulses, spices/sauces and salty lemon reall...

Poor Man’s Tagliata

The joys of a thick, BBQ’d and sliced on the bias, ‘Italian Tagliata’ style steak are worth striving for. Knock it ...

Broth of God

Stocks and broths are wonderful creations that we all should be making more of – not just because of their organole...

Risi e Bisi e Runner Beans

In it’s pure Venetian form, Risi e Bisi is a wet risotto of rice (obviously), smoked pancetta (usually), the best c...

Beef, Cabbage, Apple & Horseradish Soup

a.k.a. Austerity Soup Is much a stew as a soup but, either way, it’s a robust and easy dish that doesn’t need cons...

Italian Meatball Pasta Sauce

These have to be the best meatballs we make and are so full of flavour that a small number are sufficient to feed f...

Black Pudding & Cavalo Nero Pasta

Our black pudding is the best – not only for breakfast but for supper too.

Confit Duck Cassoulet

In the past I’ve been a little snooty about the duck confit and opted for a bit of lamb. But now that we know it is...

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