Val McDermid with Sue Black at the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Crime Writers’ Soft Herring Roes

"A court chef was once asked what he considered the greatest delicacy of all foods, and his selection was the soft roe of a herring - properly dealt with" -F...
stuffed courgette flowers recipe

Stuffed Courgette Flowers

"This is a dish which could appear in a tragedy by Tennessee Williams or Garcia Lorca, never in one by Ibsen or Strindberg" Recetas Inmorales, Manuel Vazquez M...
Gladiator salad, apple, pecan, bitter leaves

Apple and Pecan Gladiator Salad

"With the possible exception of an Olympic marathon, or a world boxing championship the race between the Dark and Light Blues represents the most brutal, harsh ...