from by Simon Rimmer Serves 8 Ingredients: For the base 150gms oatcakes, crushed 125gms butter, melted For the topping 500gms ricotta cheese 200gms cream

Keith Floyd was a passionate cook who liked a little wine (often while presenting his TV shows). His book on France is a delight. In

From 100 Perfect Pairings by Jill Silverman Hough Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 cups milk (low-fat is OK) 1-1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 tsp chopped

Here I am in Provence for the summer, once again making sure readers of my blog get up-to-date advice on the local dry, fresh, and

Adapted from a recipe in “From Wine, Food & Friends” by Karen MacNeil Serves 6 Ingredients: 5 tbsp balsamic vinegar 5 tbsp fresh orange juice

From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson  Serves 2 hungry people Ingredients: 250g Trottole Verdi or any curled pasta of choice Salt for pasta water, to taste

From  Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tsps Oil, Olive, extra virgin 1 clove Garlic, crushed 2 tsps Sun Dried Tomato Paste 200 g French Bread

I plan to talk about Wine Apps in a few days but couldn’t wait to let you know about “WineQuest” which, and I quote, “after

Tannin – found in red wine, is characterised by astringency (a dry or rough sensation in the mouth) and bitterness (detected by your tastebuds at

  From Wine, Food & Friends, by Karen MacNeil Serves 10 Ingredients: Cooking Spray 10 (50gm) slices sturdy white bread 2 cups late harvest sweet

From Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson Serves 8 Ingredients: 500 grams cherry tomatoes (on the vine or other baby tomatoes) 2 teaspoons maldon salt (or

  From by Barney Desmazery Serves 8 Ingredients: 25g butter 4 leeks , sliced and washed 250g pack chestnut mushrooms , sliced 2 eggs

Obviously I could have written about Chardonnay although I have done that before, or indeed Champagne or Chenin Blanc but don’t worry they are in

From BBC Good Food (  Serves 2 Ingredients: ½ frisée lettuce, washed and root trimmed off 1 head chicory, split into leaves 1 handful pecans,

From Nigella Christmas by Nigella Lawson Serves 8 Ingredients: 10g dried porcini mushrooms 150ml boiling water from a kettle 50g butter 1 tbsp garlic oil