Philippa Davis

Crab cakes

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 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…

picnic food

Elevenses is an important punctuation on a shoot day. When spending the day gallivanting outside, often in the cold and wet, who wouldn’t build up a good appetite? So here…

Sangria Recipe

Move over Pimms, sangria is making a come back this year so if you are entertaining over the summer here is all the help you need for drinks in the…

A warm greeting to you all – well, I hope it’s warm. With the start of the summer holidays it’s the obvious time to get out the wire brushes, rehome the…