A perfect, simple, but indulgent winter pudding from Trish Deseine's lovely new book about Irish cooking, Home. "Truly unbeatable when made with thick Irish cream, farmyard eggs and a dash of Bushmills."
My friend cookery writer Sarah Randell has written the most enchanting book on marmalade full not only of great marmalade recipes but also some delicious ways of using them.
An authentic Diwali treat from food writer Sejal Sukhadwala. This recipe is Gujarati, she says, but regional variations include Maharashtrian ‘karanji’ and Punjabi ‘gujiya’.
If you're carving a pumpkin for Hallowe'en this weekend here's a gorgeous spicy soup from Jenny Chandler's excellent book Pulse to make with the discarded pulp.
As those of you who subscribe to the newsletter know we've been offering a signed copy of Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully's fabulous new book Nopi this month. Here's one of the recipes as a taster ...
You might think that as tortilla generally has carbs of its own it doesn’t need to be stuffed between two slices of bread. Wrong! The Spanish do it so why shouldn’t the rest of us? Particularly if you have leftovers to use up.
This recipe which I edited slightly from the version in the Oktoberfest Insider Guide by Sabine Kafer, comes from my beer and food book An Appetite for Ale. The secret is the lavish last minute slathering with butter.
Before summer finally disappears here's a brilliant way to make use of the last of the season's tomatoes from chef Florence Knight's lovely first book 'One'. Good tip about skinning garlic cloves too!
If you're having a late summer barbecue this weekend here is one of the most delicious - and surprising recipes - from my book An Appetite for Ale. I love serving them because no-one has the faintest idea they have beer in them.
There are so many fantastic recipes in Gizzi Erskine's new book, Gizzi's Healthy Appetite I was hard pushed to pick just one but I've gone for this amazing Thai-style duck and watermelon salad which sounds a real show-stopper
We normally think of lunchboxes in terms of kids' packed lunches but James Ramsden has come up with this a brilliant book of imaginative dishes you can take to work. Called - appropriately enough - Love your Lunchbox.
You might not want to pay the £20-odd a bird it costs to source grouse on the first day of the season but prices will come down over the next couple of weeks and it's a great treat for a small dinner party.
When I heard from one of my favourite local restaurants Bell's Diner in Bristol that they were serving gin and cucumber sorbet I couldn't even wait to taste it before asking for the recipe.
One of the things I love about social media is that it's just that: social. You make friends with people through exchanging tweets and now, increasingly, 'liking' their images on Instagram.
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.
I tasted these gorgeously squidgy chocolate cookies the other day at the Bath launch of Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich’s new baking book which is a must-buy for anyone who loves baking. Or frankly, even if you don’t - you will by the time you've read it.
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*.
A great recipe to make for any Bastille Day celebrations you might be having from Pierre Koffmann's fabulous Memories of Gascony, one of my all-time favourite cookbooks, which was reissued in a beautiful edition in 2012.
For those whose courgettes (zucchini) just won't stop producing here's the perfect way to use them from Tom Hunt's lovely new book The Natural Cook.