Spring in your step

Pop a little deliciousness in you cooking step with these springtime wonders that are fresh and full of oomph.

This lovely dinner party dish, carré d'agneau rôti aux légumes printaniers, is made magic by the flavour of tarragon in the spring vegetables.
Based on a classic French dish, this recipe has the addition of speck that adds an extra tasty smoky element.
A classic combination, this is a handy little recipe as it has the heartiness of white beans, yet the zest and the bite of the cabbage freshen it up nicely as a...
A tasty and simple little side dish that combines a nicely charry lettuce flavour, a saltiness from the olives and a hint of acidic sweetness from the tomatoes.
Artichokes can overpower most delicate-tasting fish, but combined with scallops you’ll have the perfect marriage. This impressive seafood tagliatelle requires...

Syrup-y

The finishing touches of a sweet syrup can sometimes make or break your desserts. Take them from a snooze-y to an oozy place in no time.

"This is one of my all-time favourite Asian-style desserts. I love it because it’s got a beautiful soft texture and a subtle, ginger sweetness that make it so fabulous...
These golden and buttery numbers are a Bosnian favourite. A cross between a biscuit and a little cake, these can come in various shapes, sizes and flavour-styles....
Unusually for an Asian nation, the Vietnamese have a fondness for coffee – a taste they acquired from their French colonisers. (Interestingly, Vietnam supplies...
Made throughout the Indian Subcontinent, but particularly loved by Bengalis, this dessert consists of fresh cheese balls which are simmered, then soaked in a...
Galaktoboureko is made a little differently from island to island in Greece. The thick and creamy custard sitting between two sheets of sugar-syrup-soaked filo is...
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In season: Celery

From the classical to the Middle Ages, celery has quite the rep. It might not be everyone's stick, but we have some vibrant dishes taking this veg from no to whoa.

Clam is a rather generic term for a creature from the mollusc family with two hinged shells generally hiding an edible morsel. My clear favourite, despite many heated...
There is something about a finger sandwich that is rather thrilling. These are a delicate buttery example with the crisp celery providing crunch and tang against...
This is a vibrant and easy dish focussing on a simple piece of lamb with a crisp and crunchy spring salsa verde. Oily and salty and bursting with herbs, this...
While not technically an "instant noodle" dish, this gluten-free stir-fry is so quick – and requires so little preparation – we deem it as such....