Grouse, corn, girolles, onion, blackberry, foie gras

Grouse, corn, girolles, onion, blackberry, foie gras
Grouse season starts on 12 August but I’ve never seen them in butchers that early; apparently the younger birds have a less strident flavour than ones you get later on and if you find meat with a strong gamey flavour off-putting then grouse will probably be a bit too much. It’s probably the reason why ...

Chick pea, corn & burnt aubergine soup, lime yoghurt

Chick pea, corn & burnt aubergine soup, lime yoghurt
I got the idea for this soup when I was making the Italian classic pasta e ceci one evening, although the only thing they really have in common is a pureed consistency and chick peas. Rather than thicken the liquid with the beans though I used fresh corn I bought in the market. The good ...

Crab, Corn And Saffron Risotto

Crab, Corn And Saffron Risotto
There’s a lot of myths surrounding risotto and the most persistent, which I am as guilty of perpetuating as anyone, is the need to stir continuously to help gradually rub off the starch contained within the grains of rice. An article I recently read on Serious Eats put this to the test and found that ...