Culinary techniques

exmoor blue cheese

Exmoor Blue Cheese

When I was staying at The Secret Holt last year I picked up a 500g ‘baby’ sized Exmoor Blue cheese at the local farmshop. Even though part of Exmoor itself is i...
Alistair Shearer on cuisine in Kerala

Alistair Shearer on the cuisine of Kerala

My daughter and I arranged a trip to Southern India just before Christmas last year, finishing with a flourish at a five-day wedding ceremony, A hectic year had...
how to make a sauce vierge

Sauce Vierge by the Rule of Fives

The key ingredients of this French sauce vierge are olive oil, lemon juice and chopped tomato and basil. Sometimes the oil is infused with a little dry fried, a...