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 ...

Freekeh, Beetroot, Kale, Pomegranate, Walnut 5

Freekeh, Beetroot, Kale, Pomegranate, Walnut
This recipe started life with a Georgian dish of aubergines stuffed with a spicy walnut paste I made a while back; it was quite good although I wasn’t too keen on the amount of vinegar but it did give me an idea for a sauce to go with an Ottolenghi style salad. I also wanted ...

Black Pudding, Apple, Celeriac, Walnuts 3

Black Pudding, Apple, Celeriac, Walnuts
As could be guessed from previous posts I normally have a freezer full of black pudding and I’m always looking for new things to do with it; I knew I wanted to pair the sausage with apples so I took inspiration from the classic flavour combination present in a Waldorf Salad when deciding what else ...

Wild Mushroom, Walnut and Tarragon Soup

Wild Mushroom, Walnut and Tarragon Soup
It’s the time of year again for wild mushrooms and as you’ll see I’ve been cooking with them quite a bit lately. I’d like to say I went out and picked them all myself but I haven’t because I still don’t know enough to do so with any confidence. Although there aren’t actually many fungi ...