Wild mushrooms, pumpkin, parsnip, shallot, chestnut, walnut, brown butter

If I didn’t know any better, this could be considered quite a lazy vegetarian dish, lots of dairy, which on an animal cruelty view can often be little better than eating meat, and a big pile of wild mushrooms is hardly the most inventive of combinations. But actually I started the recipe with the idea ...

Winter Quinoa Salad 2

Winter Quinoa Salad
This salad is a winter take on a previous recipe and as I said in that post it is heavily influenced by Yottam Ottolenghi; once again I’ve used one of his sauces pretty much wholesale, this time a version of baba ganoush given a lovely burst of sweetness and acidity by the addition of pomegranate ...

Penne With Pumpkin, Pancetta And Sage

Penne With Pumpkin, Pancetta And Sage
Naturally, there are a lot of pumpkins around at this time of year but it can be surprisingly hard to find a good one that has decent flavour. For starters, any of the beasts you see in the supermarket are useless as they taste of nothing and are only of decorative value; I generally find ...