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Navarin of lamb: I made this simple one-pot meal in France back in April but the weather is so unseasonably cold and miserable in the UK at the moment it would make the ideal midweek supper right now.
Jul 27 Read more
Islington lucks out with Oldroyd: We got two important things right on our first visit to Oldroyd. We went before most of the reviews came out and there were four of us which gave us an excuse to try practically everything on the menu.
Jul 22 Read more
The best wine pairings for spaghetti puttanesca: Spaghetti puttanesca - or 'whore’s spaghetti' as it’s otherwise known - is a punchy pasta dish with strong, salty flavours but which wine should you match with it?
Jul 27 Read more
Wine of the week: El Bombero Gran Reserva 2009 Carinena: If I saw this wine on a supermarket shelf I wouldn’t pick it up. There’s the name for a start, which sounds like something a marketing department has invented
Jul 25 Read more
Cognac Summit: Sometimes cocktails seem like just one more thing you have to do when you have people round but this summery cognac one is so easy it's no hassle at all.
Jul 10 Read more
Food pairings for wheat beer I: witbiers (bières blanches) and lighter wheat beers: Wheat beers are fabulously flexible when it comes to food matching - the beer world’s equivalent of a crisp white wine.
Jul 14 Read more