Wild Garlic Galore

The inescapable nature of wild garlic in spring and a recipe for pesto


Au Bon Coin – Not Such a Good Corner

A disappointing meal in Alsace (mercifully rare) and a restorative recipe for onion tart

Making Maqluba (or Makloubeh, or Maqlooba)

Maqluba – or maqlooba or even makloubeh – an upside-down meat, veg. and rice ‘torte’ from the Middle East, is a great one-pot meal to have up your sleeve over the Christmas hols, or any other time when you have a houseful of hungry guests

Mexico on my Mind – Time for a Workshop?

Mexico’s always on my mind, not least now with news of the recent terrible earthquakes. On a lighter note, autumn/fall brings a wealth of Mexican ingredients into season, like tomates verdes, pumpkins, corn and beans….time for another Mexican workshop?