Salsa Verde translates literally as 'green sauce' and is my favourite sauce of all time, to the extent that we served it at our wedding (over rare lamb, parmesan polenta and courgette ribbons, since you ask). Salsa verde is also the sauce on this delish Polpo dish of cod and lentils, albeit a slightly different version to mine - everyone's got their own version: It's stupidly simple and really packs a flavour punch. Have it with your Easter lamb instead of a boring old roast.
In honour of the Easter weekend today I bring you a choc-ed up version of my all time favourite cocktail, the Espresso Martini as invented by the Soho House mixologists. You can find the original recipe in the My Favourites part of the site. Here's the (surprisingly simple) ingredients for this naughty version: One shot espresso. I have a brilliant little Tassimo machine that makes espresso, but otherwise just make some super strong coffee and let cool. One shot Kahlua One sh
If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise, as the song goes, as you may find great swathes of shady woodland have a distinctly garlicky scent. From late March to May time, wild garlic sprouts up throughout the British countryside (or where the countryside used to be) and sends weirdos like me into a frenzy of foraging to bring home some of the precious leaves for our culinary pleasure. It's no exaggaration to say that I searched all of Hampstead Heath and
For those who don't know, Mrs Parmar is my next door neighbour and an amazing cook of Indian foods. She hails from Gujarat via Uganda and has lived in North West London since the early 70's and the nasty business with Idi Amin; for the last two of those years she has been making and bringing me the most incredible vegetarian curries you can imagine and lately I have been forcing the poor lady to teach me her skillllllz. She likes me coming over really, don't worry, and this t