Dinner party

weekend house party

A Weekend Houseparty

A couple of times a year we’ll have a house party and over time I’ve identified factors which seem to work towards a successful weekend – even for the hosts! Th...
chicken in paris pastry

Stairway To Heaven Hens In Paris Pastry

This recipe is good for left-over chicken, it looks magnificent and it freezes well. It has the added advantage of being a complete meal in itself – protein (th...
mutton or lamb ragout recipe

Gypsy Camp Marinated Mutton Ragout

“They sat down. In front of each of them was a large plate of some sort of ragu smelling strongly of garlic, a bottle of raki, a pitcher of water and a cheap tu...
plums in crème de cassis

Plums Poached With Crème De Cassis

"For Chris and Justin the Royal Opera House is a theatre and the ingredients, food and service must 'sing' - as if in their own opera" Kitchen Garden Expe...
nutella cake

Elegant Nutella Cake

For more than ten with rote grütze or plums in crème de cassis and crème fraîche   300g/10oz dark chocolate 100g/4oz good quality milk chocol...
salmon with pomegranate molasses

Pretty-damn-quick Persian Salmon

For this dish the salmon is marinated in lime juice (ideally made from round Persian limes) and the Persian-derived pomegranate molasses, seasoned with Persian ...