Soy roasted butternut squash, green veg, rice & scallion egg

Although I love sweet vegetables, I enjoy them most when they’re in savoury dishes. I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie, I will never understand the sweet potato casserole with marshmallows served at Thanksgiving, and I’ve never been moved to add beetroot to chocolate cake. I enjoy my dinner most when it’s in balance: sweetness… Continue reading Soy roasted butternut squash, green veg, rice & scallion egg

Greengage jam

Greengages are one of those fleeting fruits, barely even there before they’ve departed for another year. If you see some, my only advice is to buy them. As many as you can carry or afford. Known in France as Reine Claude, they are the most regal of the plums, elegant and subtle, honey sweet but still… Continue reading Greengage jam

Hummus

We’ve been enjoying the smoothest hummus of our lives recently. The trick is to skin the chickpeas before blitzing them. I learned this technique from my brilliant friend Anissa Helou, and it absolutely revolutionised my hummus making experience. It takes a while, but don’t be put off. Just put on a good podcast and get in the… Continue reading Hummus

Panzanella

I still dream of the Italian supper club I hosted with a chef friend back in the summer of 2019. Over two sold out nights, we served our dream Italian-themed dinner. My friend, in charge of the savoury dishes, made a Panzanella that had everyone in raptures. The kitchen team kept pinching a mouthful from the… Continue reading Panzanella