Venison salad niçoise

Retain your culinary standards alfresco, even without a table, chairs and pressed linen. Philippa Davis’ venison salad niçoise makes an impressive main for a picnic and this game twist on…

Spiced crab thermidor

For something a little bit different, try Philippa Davis’ spiced crab thermidor for your next supper party. Perfect for a starter that packs a punch, allspice is central to the…

Gin, tonic and elderflower sorbet

Now is time to embrace seasonal ingredients and celebrate the very best of British produce. With the elderflower starting to appear, try something a little different with your bounty. Philippa…

Grow chillies

There are over two hundred varieties of chilli, and they are all surprisingly easy to grow. Look beyond curry and use them for salads, stir-fries, barbecue fare and game suppers,…

Chocolate and orange Easter chiffon cake

You need to serve at least one chocolate pud over the Easter weekend. Philippa Davis’ chocolate and orange Easter chiffon cake is slightly more challenging, but it is light, tender…