Beef-Empanadas

Beef Empanadas

These pastries are a common street snack in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina. Kind of a Spanish version of the Cornish pasty but with...
Prawn and Chorizo Risotto

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 but made in the...
Tamarind Duck with Noodles

Tamarind Duck with Noodles

Asian dishes tend to be quick and easy to do, especially when using a wok. The benefit of the wok is the heat retention...
Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant seems to crop up in the same category as soufflés in terms of difficulty. In actual fact they are quite straightforward as...
Provencal style Fish Soup with Aioli, Gruyere and Croutons

Provencal style Fish Soup with Aioli, Gruyere and Croutons

A classic soup enjoyed in southern France and now you can enjoy it too. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, the...
Strawberry-Choux-Puffs

Strawberry Choux Puffs

These pastries remind me of Paris. Visit any patisserie and you’re bound to come across these in one form or another. The recipe is...
Chicken Breast, Cavelo Nero and Bacon with Creme fraiche and Parmesan

Chicken Breast, Cavelo Nero and Bacon with Crème fraiche and Parmesan

Cabbage and bacon are a combination that work well so with this dish I chose to go with Cavelo Nero, similar to cabbage but...
Monkfish with Prosciutto, Asparagus and Herb dressing

Monkfish with Prosciutto, Asparagus and Herb dressing

Monkfish is a great fish for roasting. Also any fear you have of finding bones in fish won’t matter as monkfish has no pin...
Mini-Beef Wellington with Cauliflower Puree

Mini-Beef Wellington with Cauliflower Puree

Fillet of beef can be one of the most expensive cuts of meat around. This recipe scales down the traditionally large Beef Wellington into...
Beef Tagliata

Beef Tagliata

If you fancy an easy starter or a healthy dinner this dish is perfect. ‘Tagliata’ meaning ‘to cut’ in Italian is a variation on...
walnut-and-raisin-bread

Walnut and Raisin Bread

Here’s a loaf with a bit of a difference. Walnut and raisins go perfectly together to flavour this versatile bread that can be served...
Foie Gras, Roasted Carrots and Scallops with a sweet wine butter sauce

Foie Gras, Roasted Carrots and Scallops with a sweet wine butter sauce

I saw this dish in its original form in Pierre Koffmann’s book from his days at La Tante Claire, a famous three Michelin star...