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Rhubarb & strawberry crumble sundae: It was the savoury dishes that initially attracted me to Henry Dimbleby and Jane Baxter’s excellent Leon: Fast Vegetarian but this is a cracking dessert with in-season rhubarb.
Mar 26 Read more
Three hot restaurants to visit in Paris in spring 2015: Deciding where to eat in Paris is just as stressful as where to eat in London. There’s just too much choice
Mar 20 Read more
Wine and steak pairing tips. 5 things you need to know about matching steak with wine: Steak is the ideal foil for a good red but is there a perfect match? You could simply say the one you most enjoy but it also depends on the cut and the way you cook it . . .
Mar 26 Read more
Macedonio Finca del Regajo Monastrell Joven 2012: Those of you who read the Guardian will have spotted that I’ve devoted this week’s column to independent wine merchants but here’s a slightly different business model from a firm called Dashing Wines which bills itself as offering ‘estate wines at everyday prices’.
Mar 21 Read more
Aldi Ballycastle Irish County Cream: If you’re a fan of Bailey’s you’ll be unable to resist this ridiculously moreish Irish cream liqueur at a fraction of the price.
Mar 14 Read more
5 wine and beer pairings for shepherd’s pie : You’ll always find people argue about shepherd’s pie but in my view it should be made with lamb rather than beef (that’s cottage pie) and with very little, if any tomato - apart from maybe a dash of ketchup for sweetness.
Mar 18 Read more