Dinner party

filo lamb pie recipe

Luscious and Lovely Filo Lamb Pie

“This is one of the best dishes I have had for a long time” Saucy Dressings’ chief taster   This is a sort of lamb version of the Cretan carnivale por...
cranberry and chocolate cake recipe

Tangy Cranberry Chocolate Cake

I once forgot that I still hadn’t cooked this cake, and served it ‘raw’ as it were – very solidly rich but still a success which just goes to show just how robu...
weekend house party

A Weekend Houseparty

A couple of times a year we’ll have a house party and over time I’ve identified factors which seem to work towards a successful weekend – even for the hosts! Th...
chicken in paris pastry

Stairway To Heaven Hens In Paris Pastry

This recipe is good for left-over chicken, it looks magnificent and it freezes well. It has the added advantage of being a complete meal in itself – protein (th...
mutton or lamb ragout recipe

Gypsy Camp Marinated Mutton Ragout

“They sat down. In front of each of them was a large plate of some sort of ragu smelling strongly of garlic, a bottle of raki, a pitcher of water and a cheap tu...
plums in crème de cassis

Plums Poached With Crème De Cassis

"For Chris and Justin the Royal Opera House is a theatre and the ingredients, food and service must 'sing' - as if in their own opera" Kitchen Garden Expe...