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Baked chicken with garlic and sherry


Baked chicken with garlic and sherry: This is the most delicious way of cooking chicken which basically creates sticky, sherry-flavoured chicken nuggets. It comes from my friend Charlotte and I’ve been cooking it for about 20 years

Sep 24 Read more

The Barbary, Covent Garden


The Barbary, Covent Garden : There are two good reasons for eating at The Barbary. One is the Jerusalem bagel, a wondrous piece of baking. Served warm from the oven, encrusted in spicy sesame seeds it must be the best bread roll in town.

Aug 4 Read more

What to pair with Camembert: 5 great drink matches

Top pairings

What to pair with Camembert: 5 great drink matches: Although it seems similar in style to Brie, Camembert is a trickier cheese to pair with a slightly funky edge that can clash with many wines, particularly reds.

Sep 20 Read more

Blankbottle Limbic 2015

Drink discoveries

Blankbottle Limbic 2015: One of the most original and inventive wine producers I’ve come across is Pieter Walser of Blankbottle in Stellenbosch, South Africa but this is his zaniest concept yet.

Sep 10 Read more

Gazpacho, oak-smoked tomatoes and smoked vodka

Spirits & cocktails

Gazpacho, oak-smoked tomatoes and smoked vodka: I love it when a restaurant lays on an imaginative drink pairing and this was a terrific one from Ben Cooke at Little Gloster just outside Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Aug 29 Read more

Sierra Nevada chicken

Beer & cider

Sierra Nevada chicken: A bit of a blast from the past, this. It comes from An Appetite for Ale, the beer and food book I wrote with my son Will at the time he owned a pub, the Marquess Tavern back in 2007.

Sep 20 Read more


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