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Cured brill with mint and peas


Cured brill with mint and peas: Chefs' recipes are often complicated but you couldn't ask for a simpler, more summery dish than this fabulous fish recipe from Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen*.

Jul 18 Read more

64 degrees, Brighton


64 degrees, Brighton: The mark of a ‘good ‘critic, my dad always used to say, is that you agree with them. This certainly applies in the case of the Guardian’s Marina O’Loughlin whose view of what makes a great meal (good simple food, lack of pretention) I totally sign up to.

Jul 6 Read more

Which wine to pair with a Moroccan tagine?

Top pairings

Which wine to pair with a Moroccan tagine?: While summer isn’t a time one feels drawn to hearty stews Moroccan tagines are a different matter. Exotic and aromatic, they somehow suit the heat and not being particularly spicy are relatively simple to match with wine.

Jul 24 Read more

Good wine pairings for Saint-Nectaire


Good wine pairings for Saint-Nectaire : Having spent a few days in the Auvergne recently and eaten more than my fair share of Saint Nectaire cheese with a variety of wines, mostly natural, here’s what I think works best.

Jul 20 Read more

Summer ale cup

Spirits & cocktails

Summer ale cup: A cross between a Pimm’s and a shandy which I concocted a few year's ago for my son Will’s and my book An Appetite for Ale. You'll obviously need to play around with the proportions depending on the fruit cup and the beer you use

Jul 24 Read more

The best wine and beer pairings for mussels/moules

Beer & cider

The best wine and beer pairings for mussels/moules: Just as with every other ingredient the ideal pairing for mussels depends how you cook them.

Jul 22 Read more


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