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Butternut squash with pistachio pesto, feta and pomegranate seeds: Finding a special occasion vegetarian dish is tough if you're not a veggie yourself but try this show-stopping recipe from Sabrina Ghayour's Persiana which won best new cookbook at this week's Observer Food Monthly awards.
Oct 18 Read more
Les Déserteurs, Paris: two talented renegades: I didn’t manage to get to the highly-regarded Le Sargent Recruteur before I heard the original team had moved on so it was good to find them installed at 46 rue Trousseau, the former home of another hit restaurant, Rino*.
Oct 19 Read more
Wine and lamb: my 5 favourite pairings: It’s tough to say what the best wine matches for lamb are - it’s served so many different ways and there are so many wines (mainly red) that work but here are my five favourites.
Oct 18 Read more
Simmonet Febvre Irancy 2012 : I’ve lost track of the number of times my wine of the week has been a pinot noir but hell, I’ve been in Burgundy this week so what else could I recommend?
Oct 17 Read more
6 of the best drink pairings for avocado toast: Judging by my Instagram feed practically everyone is eating avocado toast at least once a day but what do you drink with it?
Sep 12 Read more
8 great food pairings for stout and porter: Although there are obviously differences between the two types of beer, dark stouts and porters tend to match similar types of food. Here are my top 8 (well, slightly more) matches ...
Oct 4 Read more