In season: Garlic

Used liberally in many dishes, garlic adds flavour to everything from soups to homemade sausages and is a pantry staple.

A fresh couscous salad is the perfect partner to the spiced, charred chicken. Ideal for midweek meals or easy entertaining.
One of the most useful skills in wok cooking is blanching. Par-cooking vegetables before frying means they will cook faster and more completely when combined in...
“Travelling through the UK, I saw so many fish and chip shops, cafes and pubs serving battered scampi with mayo. Despite this dish's popularity, I found the...
Embrace the edgy bitterness of chicory in this rich and warming dish from the Italian northern region of South Tyrol.
Shellfish like clams need very little fussing to make them sing and that’s exactly what I’ve done here. With such simple ingredients, it’s important to use good...

Cinnamon-spiked

Cinnamon you've done it again! Sweet and savoury this savoury spice is harvested from the bark of the cinnamon tree and it's earthy flavour raises the flavour profile of any recipe.

Also called choux a la crème or cream puffs, profiteroles are basically choux pastry balls filled with crème patissiere, whipped cream or, as in these, ice-cream....
This is Colombia’s version of a rich fruit cake. Dense with prunes, raisins and figs, generously spiked with both rum and port, and cleverly flavoured with...
True Apfelstrudel is always made with the well-travelled strudel pastry or dough that was brought to Austria from Arabia via the Ottoman Empire and Turkey....
This is a really interesting dish. It’s like a rice pilaf pie held together by sardine fillets instead of pastry. All it requires is a little patience when...
This is one of those things I’ve been dying to make for years, but never got around to it because it seemed hard. On the contrary, it only took about an hour out...
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Sweet & dairy-free

Dairy-free desserts needn't be dull and you can easily substitute with coconut milk, apple juice or tahini to enjoy you cake, biscuits and everything inbetween.

Lunar New Year is one of my favourite times of the year because everywhere I turn I see my favourite things: noodles, dumplings, rice cakes, red bean that and...
Sticky rice cakes abound throughout South East Asia. In the Philippines, eating the local variation, known as suman, is a national pastime. Serve with latik sauce...
Unusually for an Asian nation, the Vietnamese have a fondness for coffee – a taste they acquired from their French colonisers. (Interestingly, Vietnam supplies...
Popular in the colder months in the Netherlands, these little coconut meringues with a hint of ginger are a favourite with adults and children alike.
This recipe is traditionally made during Lent because it contains no animal products. As these little Greek tahini cakes contain no butter or eggs they tend to be...