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Cookbook Confidential

Wines for Easter Lunch – Margaret Rand for Cookbook Confidential

by Margaret Rand for Cookbook Confidential   Easter lunch, and a family party. What to drink? One of these wines is the bargain of your life – and it’s not just for Easter.   I’m […]

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RASPBERRY AND ROSE GIN MILLE FEUILLE

I first came across Tinkture Rose Gin through Instagram. A foodie friend recommended it and so I tried. I was blown away by the delicate floral flavour, the rose-pink colour change when the mixer was […]

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SLOW-COOKED LEG OF LAMB WITH SHERRY & AUTUMN VEGETABLES

Of course the lamb is supposed to be the star here, but the vegetables are a revelation. They soak up the lamb juices as they cook, becoming really imbued with the flavour both of the […]

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THINGS ON STICKS

Everyone loves food on sticks, wrapped in bacon or not. Frankly, I think half the fun of planning a party is  the chance to create some new combinations and serve some old classics (honey-glazed sausage, […]

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Spring radish & tomato salad – #CookForUkraine

Author Olia Hercules is working with #CookForUkraine to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis the world faces right now, as well as raise the funds needed to aid children & families in Ukraine who have […]

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Ukrainian garlic bread -#CookForUkraine

Author Olia Hercules is working with #CookForUkraine to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis the world faces right now, as well as raise the funds needed to aid children & families in Ukraine who have […]

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Potato cakes with goats’ cheese – #CookForUkraine

Author Olia Hercules is working with #CookForUkraine to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis the world faces right now, as well as raise the funds needed to aid children & families in Ukraine who have […]

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Tsar’s surf & turf – #CookForUkraine

#CookForUkraine aims to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis the world faces right now, as well as raise the funds needed to aid children & families in Ukraine who have been displaced by the current […]

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Tomato, lentil & aubergine ragù

When I was growing up, my aunty Sophie often made a big pan of tomatoey lentils when we went round.  This version is a nod to a traditional Italian meat ragù, but I have added […]

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Blue cheese macaroni with hummus & sun-blush tomatoes

Serves 4 Prep 15 minutes Cooking 15 minutes 150g good-quality hummus 200g sun-blush tomatoes, chopped 4 tablespoons frozen chopped basil 4 tablespoons frozen chopped parsley 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 500g cooked macaroni pasta (approx. 260g […]

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Irish Highball

This classic drink is bubbling with heritage and history. Ireland is home to a proud whiskey-making tradition and thought to be the birthplace of ginger ale. We’ve brought both together in this simple and yet […]

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Corned Beef with Smashed Turnips & Parsley Sauce 

SERVES 6 On cold winter evenings in London when I miss home, I make my way to the local butcher and get myself a salt-cured silverside of beef. Once I am back in my kitchen […]

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