A good quiche has to be one of my desert island foods, and to my mind, there is no better filling than luxurious smoked salmon. Paired with tangy creme fraiche, spring onions and fresh herbs, this is a seriously flavoursome quiche. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, quiche can be made well in advance and eaten room temperature or gently warmed.

Smoked Salmon Quiche

Hooray! It’s Friday! I know it seems crazy to celebrate the weekend in these days of working from home and lockdowns, but I think keeping a sense of routine is so important. It’s been a rollercoaster of a week, so…

If you’ve run out of yeast you can still make a delicious loaf of bread with common household ingredients. Easy No Yeast Bread uses baking powder to create a beautifully risen loaf of bread in just over an hour.

Easy No Yeast Bread

As November begins with another round of lockdowns and restrictions, we are seeing a repeat of the panic buying of groceries that happened earlier in the year. This sort of shopping (the Germans call it Hamster-Kauf, or Hamster shopping) led…

Spicy, fragrant and bursting with flavour, Asian inspired Pork Meatball Soup with noodles will chase away the winter blues. Ready in under 30 minutes, it is ideal for a weeknight dinner.

Pork Meatball Soup

It’s November and soup season has officially started in my household. With all the doom and gloom in the papers and the second wave of lockdowns sweeping across Europe, I felt like something spicy and fresh to banish the start-of-winter-blues.…

Pure comfort food, Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto or ‘Risotto alla Zucca e Salvia’ is a classic of the Italian kitchen. The combination of creamy risotto rice with sweet roasted pumpkin and fragrant sage is a match made in foodie heaven.

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

It’s nearly the end of the month and the chill of the winter season is upon us. Even though Halloween is only a couple of days away, the shops are groaning with Christmas treats and decorations. It seems to be…

What could be more comforting than an old fashioned Bread and Butter Pudding? The magical transformation of stale white bread into a sweet and custardy pudding is always a delight.

Bread and Butter Pudding

Rain, rain and more rain. The house is surrounded by fog and drizzle, the fire is roaring happily away and I’m wrapped up warm with a big pot of tea. ’Tis the season for comfort food in my house, long-simmered…

A classic of the Italian kitchen; Linguine Alle Vongole with fresh clams, sweet cherry tomatoes, garlic and olive oil will never go out of fashion. Perfect for long, Italian style lunches, or a romantic dinner for two. Bon Appetit!

Linguine Alle Vongole

One of the many things that I love about living in Italy is being able to get my hands on deliciously fresh clams or vongole at any time. Landlocked Munich has many charms, but a serious lack of fresh seafood,…

Chewy, creamy, perfect caramels with a delicate hint of honey, my recipe for Soft Honey Vanilla Caramels is super easy and dangerously addictive.

Soft Honey Vanilla Caramels

One of my favourite things to make in the kitchen is candy. I grew up in a family of sweet-tooths, and some of my earliest cooking memories are of helping my mother, sister or grandmother to make a batch of…

Country-style Farmhouse Rabbit Stew is a rich and warming casserole filled with classic flavours. If you like, ask your butcher to joint the rabbit for you.

Farmhouse Rabbit Stew

Unusually for the Italian countryside, we are lucky enough to live in an area of Divieto di Caccia, or a no-hunting zone here in Italy. This means that there are plenty of happy hare and rabbit bouncing around in our…

Sweet, tart and wonderfully autumnal, Rosehip and Apple Jelly is full of the flavours of the fall. Perfect for serving with scones and whipped cream or alongside a cheeseboard with some tangy cheddar.

Rosehip and Apple Jelly

If you’ve been reading along for a while, you’ll know that I love foraging for food. From wild garlic in the spring to summer elderflowers, I get a real kick out of connecting with nature and exploring all the flavours…

Juicy, perfectly cooked pork tenderloin, wrapped in prosciutto, mushrooms and buttery puff pastry. This is truly the Perfect Pork Wellington, my dinner party secret weapon. Better yet, it is even easier to make than it looks!

Perfect Pork Wellington

Hooray, it’s the weekend! Hands up who else is ready for a glass of wine? It’s funny, no matter how long my week has been, getting in the kitchen and cooking some good food is always the best way for…

Tender and sweet, White Wine Poached Pears filled with creamy mascarpone are a light and fragrant dinner party classic dessert.

White Wine Poached Pears

Ralph Waldo Emerson may have famously said that ‘There are only 10 minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat’, however, he can’t possibly have been talking about White Wine Poached Pears, one of the…

With Halloween just around the corner, who could resist these spookily delicious Jack o’ Lantern Peppers filled with rich and spicy chilli beef?

Stuffed Jack o’ Lantern Peppers

One of the best things about cooking for a living is that I get to indulge my inner child and spend all day playing with food. This is never more true than around all the big holidays like Christmas, Easter…