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Valentine’s Day Dins – Rhubarb and Custard Pavlova Recipe

I think I’d be just as pleased if Jamie came home with a bouquet of rhubarb stems for me on Valentine’s Day as if he brought home flowers.  Could there be a more fitting ingredient than these beautiful, shocking pink stems of forced rhubarb for a romantic meal?  Preferably with custard. I combined this classic…

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When Habitat came to our house…

Back in September last year it was a massive honour to be featured in Habitat’s ‘Habitat Voyeur’ series. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a feature they run on the website which snoops around people’s houses and shows some of the gorgeous Habitat products in situ. Previous profiles include my friend Alice Levine, Laura Jackson…

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Slow Sunday Recipe: a warming, nourishing rhubarb crumble

The result was utterly delicious and I thought I should share the recipe with you here because it was so simple. Rhubarb is just coming into season and I just cannot get enough of cooking with it at the moment. It’s just one of my favourite all-time ingredients – I love the way it transforms with sugar into a sherbety, sour goo, and I’m so excited that we’ve inherited a crown of it down at the allotment. Expect more rhubarb recipes coming soon and please comment and share your favourites with me too as I’d love to know your go-to rhubarb recipes.

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Recipe for a foolproof warming tomato and coconut dal

At this time of year, it’s so nice to have some recipes up your sleeve for dishes that are comforting, warming and nourishing, but also – more crucially – that don’t take hours and hours to prep. With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all going to have so much cooking to do, and subsequent kitchen fatigue, it’s a relief to find some dishes that hit the spot and only take a matter of minutes to rustle up. Dal is one of the few things I could genuinely eat every day – it’s both satisfying and interesting, not just in the context of curry, but as a vehicle for eggs, poached or fried, and a side for all manner of proteins.

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Tea, Travel and Stories: An Extraordinary Journey, Part One

Tea, travel and stories: the three are inextricably linked. We don’t often think about it when we sip our daily brews, but there’s an incredible, extraordinary journey behind the tea leaves that bring us to life in the morning. And there’s a fascinating story to tell in our teacup.

Reporting on the food and drink of a particular place is a sure-fire way to cut through the tourist trap cliches and get to an authentic local experience, and I was lucky to find myself in unlikely places enjoying delicious things – be it eating freshly caught whelks at a plastic table at the corner of Rungis – the legendary French Food market; or chewing garlic and fish sauced-laced pork skewers, cooked for me by an elderly Vietnamese woman crouching on her haunches in the Street in Hanoi.

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NEWS: Recipes with BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food magazine has always been a magazine (and website) I’ve turned to for recipe inspiration. It’s always packed full of reliable, exciting and seasonal recipes and food content from some of the country’s best chefs and food writers, as well as some gorgeous food photography and styling. Which is why I’m so thrilled to be contributing recipes for it on a regular basis.