Essential ingredients: Christmas leftovers (and a ham)

As fridges groan under the weight of Christmas leftovers, and stomachs grumble after the excesses of yesterday, the race to avoid waste begins. Rather comfortingly, even our Head Chef has a recipe for that quintessentially English post-Christmas indulgence: bubble and squeak. On the table: Bubble and squeak conjures up fond childhood memories for me. It […]

The call for canapés: gougères

The eternal challenge with drinks parties is finding the perfect accompaniment for the all-important wine. With the requirement to be effortless, enticing and impressive, it can seem an impossible task – but our Head Chef Stewart Turner has the solution, with these scrumptious cheesy canapés. These delicate cheese puffs are always top of my canapé […]

All stirred up: Christmas pudding

Dare we say it, Christmas is just around the corner. As half-term signposts its approach, thoughts turn to initial preparations in the kitchen. Here our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides a classic recipe for Christmas pudding, meaning that there is one less thing on the to-do list. This is a Christmas pudding in the classic […]

Glorious grouse

As we approach the official start to the grouse season, our Head Chef Stewart Turner delivers a delectable recipe, guaranteed to make the most of this great game bird. The Glorious Twelfth is another milestone in the cooking year, and signals the start of the game season. Although the season for most game birds doesn’t […]