Food and Drink

Marbled chocolate pavlova

Marbled chocolate pavlova topped with oranges

A marbled chocolate pavlova is a useful addition to your pudding repertoire. And topping it with oranges and caramel gives it an oompf in flavour. For a bigger chocolate fix…

Crab cakes

Crab cakes with mint and chilli dressing

Crab cakes can receive bad press. A bit rubbery, a trifle dry and too often swelling the ranks of a turgid buffet. But, when made well these crabby morsels are…

Slow cooked lamb with sherry and saffron potatoes

Slow-cooked lamb with sherry and saffron potatoes

Slow-cooked lamb is always delicious. And by cooking the potatoes a day in advance you won’t be tied to the kitchen when your guests arrive. This dish goes particularly well…

Pike recipe

Victorian pike recipe from The Field 1854

A Victorian pike recipe is an obvious place to start a culinary introduction to this coarse fish. A pike recipe doesn’t have the ease and familiarity of our best trout…

Rhubarb fool

Rhubarb fool recipe

Everyone’s first rhubarb taster of the year simply has to take the form of a warming crumble on a cold February evening. That tangy, crimson rhubarb laced with brown sugar…

Eggs florentine

Eggs florentine recipe

Super for breakfast, brunch or supper, eggs florentine are a delicious (and non-meaty) twist on eggs benedict. As a quick supper dish it ranks alongside rarebits of varying geographical origins.…

Use up your stocks of freezer fruit with this incredibly easy fruit and almond tart recipe.

Fruit and almond tart

Fruit and almond tart is a failsafe recipe. Make the fruit and almond tart with whatever fruit you have to hand. And frozen fruit works well too. Now is the…

Create legions of hare converts with this delicious take on hare ragout.

Hare ragout with pappardelle pasta

Hare ragout can pack a game laden punch, and is as rich as a Chelsea Russian. Lighten the taste by making a hare ragout with lashings of parmesan and white…