Around The World in 80 Gins

Gin is taking off in the UK in a big way. Never before has this product been so popular with…

The Bar at Fortnum and Mason, Heathrow Terminal 5

  Before every long haul flight, there has to be a moment of tranquility. A moment when the holiday truly…

Strawberry Sorbet with Lemon Basil Cream, Crumble and Marinated …

After grabbing our haul of fresh strawberries at Cattows Farm, I had to set about making something with them. I…

Cooking in our French apartment 2.0: Coq au Riesling recipe

You didn’t think that it would be just the one recipe, did you? After the success of the ham and…

Home-Cured Chorizo with Scallops

The kind folks at Spicely Does It have sent me a real artisan’s treat. A sausage making machine complete with…

John’s House

139-141 Loughborough Rd, Mountsorrel We live in Leicestershire and love fine dining. The disadvantage of this is that if you…

Greek style Chicken Gyros

I have really started to get into Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. These are a take on traditional Greek Gyros,…

Pan-fried Mackerel with crispy potatoes, chilli and garlic

Perfect for anyone on a budget, this dish is low on cost and big on flavour. Mackerel is one of…

Pine nut crusted Cod with Herb Tagliatelle

I took inspiration for this dish from the French way of herb crusting sea bass. This gives a more Italian…

Linguine with scallops and verjus

Inspiration for this dish came from the fantastic French Ragout of Seafood, a pasta dish containing the likes of prawns,…

Sole Veronique with Verjus Buerre Blanc

Sole Veronique is a classic dish from the Escoffier era of French gastronomy. New versions of the dish are beginning…

Prawn and Chorizo Risotto

You could argue this is more of a paella than a risotto, however it’s largely the flavours of a paella…

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