Fried artichoke, anchovy and ricotta salad

Fried artichoke, anchovy and ricotta salad makes for a delicious light starter to a summer supper. Philippa Davis recommends serving this piled high on the plate, topped with a generous…

Broad bean, cumin and lemon toasts

These broad bean, cumin and lemon toasts with grilled halloumi are a simple starter which will bring a touch of the exotic to your supper party. The broad bean mix…

Rook pie

Rook pie is widely thought to be the infamous nursey rhyme’s “four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie”. Rather than the popular garden songster filling the pastry crust, it is thought…

Asparagus and gruyere souffle

Asparagus and gruyere souffle is an impressive starter and makes great use of our home-grown asparagus, which is currently in season and absolutely delicious. If you aren’t confident enough to…

Asparagus and almond soup

Asparagus and almond soup makes for a delicious lunch or light starter whatever the weather. Eat the asparagus part of the soup chilled on a warm spring day or serve…

Pigeon pie

Pigeon pie makes for a wonderfully hearty meal. Use whatever you have the fridge to discover your favourite filling, and be brave with your combinations. Try Drew Ackroyd’s recipe for…