Tag: food and wine matching

Our team on their favourite barbecue wines

A garden barbecue is one of summer’s great social occasions. We asked five of our experts to share their top barbecue tip, as well as their favourite fine wine to match the occasion.    A Bordelais barbecue   What I cook  Getting the barbecue out back home is very much a special occasion, mostly due to my family’s […]

A taste of Tuscany: stuffed courgettes

This week’s taste of elsewhere comes courtesy of food writer Ed Smith, the author of On the Side, The Borough Market Cookbook and Rocket & Squash. Cook up his simple stuffed courgettes to transport yourself to the rolling hills of Tuscany You can find Tuscan sausages in all Italian delis and many places beyond them […]

Kitchen secrets: Café de Paris butter

Whatever’s on the menu, make sure you have our Head Chef’s secret weapon on hand: Café de Paris butter. Stock the fridge with a stick of this and get set to slather it on anything that comes sizzling from the grill Years ago, on a trip to Toulouse, I came across a restaurant called L’Entrecôte […]

Foraging 101: wild garlic pesto

Even the most novice of foragers can safely identify wild garlic thanks to its distinctive, heady scent. Make the most of your daily outing to gather some of these glorious green leaves and rustle up our Head Chef’s pesto The season for wild garlic leaves starts in late February, running until June. Although the season […]