Cavolo nero and walnut dip

Cavolo nero and walnut dip

First published in the Guardian – Photographs by Elena heatherwick This is a variation on a pesto recipe that I learnt from a close friend of mine. She makes the pesto with Russian kale giving the pesto a brilliant dusty rose colour. Made with cavolo nero this dip is vibrant and beautiful, I find the […]

Oysters: Smoked, Pickled, Ceviche’d

Oysters Smoked Pickled Ceviche’d

My friend Patricia Coplestone, a permaculture farmer in Dorset describes this time of year so well. With the tone of a sorceress she will say “Deepest darkest winter is upon us, the days are short and the weather harsh. I love the depths of winter and the solitude it brings.” Patricia works on the land […]

Five seasonal pickles made with abundant and affordable roots

seasonal pickles made with abundant and affordable roots

Originally published on You can pickle just about anything from apples to snails. Pickling is an enjoyable way to make the most of a seasonal ingredient or surplus of produce you may already have in your fridge. At my restaurant Poco in Stokes Croft we preserve an excess of produce by pickling it, saving […]

Borough Market January – Rejuvenating Bone Broth

Rejuvenating Bone Broth

This blog was originally published on All good food starts with the ingredients. In this blog series I’m setting out to illustrate this by finding the best seasonal produce led by Borough Market’s traders. January is the month we are all supposed to become healthy – take up jogging, giving up sugar and alcohol. But […]

Leftover roast potato tortilla

roast potato tortilla

A simple dish, yet so delicious when made with care. A lot of us cook way too much food for christmas, this is a delicious way to use up leftover roasted potatoes and it saves time frying up potatoes from scratch. It makes a delicious brunch. Ingredients – serves 4 as a generous lunch 2 […]

Fish on Friday, Spider Crab Paella

Spider Crab Paella

My poly-tunnel and veg patch are now bulging with glorious summer vegetables: bell peppers, aubergines, broad beans, new season beetroot, onions, and garlic. The courgettes are also in abundance, their vines stretching across the veg patch adorned with remarkable, brilliant yellow flowers, ready for stuffing with soft cheese and anchovies. July is a month of […]