A summer’s end starter

This full-flavoured recipe delves into the veg patch’s sunniest corners to combine oversized courgettes and instantly evocative herbs with lusciously indulgent burrata. It’s a slice of late summer on a plate This simple starter comprises some of my favourite late-summer ingredients – and everything can be made in advance (so it’s perfect for easy entertaining). […]

Midsummer feasts: coronation chicken

Brave the drizzle, pack up the wicker basket and set your sights on a superior picnic. And be sure to include our Head Chef’s coronation chicken – a retro classic that’s perfect for al fresco feasts Coronation chicken has had its ups and downs since its original inception as a dish to celebrate the Queen’s […]

Braai season: piri-piri prawns

With schools out and restrictions lifting, barbecue season is firmly here. Inspired by the braais of South Africa, our Head Chef Stewart Turner offers a recipe for spicy prawns with a vibrant salsa, while we suggest what to sip while you stoke the flames Piri-piri (also spelt peri-peri) is a type of chilli that was […]

Kitchen secrets: romesco

A Catalan classic, romesco brings a jolt of colour and flavour to any meal. Stock your fridge with our Head Chef’s version, and serve it with anything fresh from the barbecue – fish, meat or, as here, seasonal green vegetables Romesco originated in Tarragona, Catalonia in northern Spain, originally made by local fisherman to serve […]