a food stylist's blog

Cooking courses and food tours in SW France

Honey roasted chicken with lemon, olives and herbs A great mid week meal, ready to pop into the oven in minutes. The roasted lemons infuse the chicken as it cooks and the honey is a lovely balancing of flavours. Serve with green beans or any other green veg. Serves: 4 1.5 kg chicken, jointed into …

Continue reading

Chinese-style steamed cod with ginger After the excess of the Christmas period this is a light yet comforting Chinese steamed fish recipe. I use cod but you could use any firm white fish such as bream, snapper or ling. Serves: 4 2 tbs light soy sauce 1 tsp white sugar 1/2 tsp sesame oil 5 …

Continue reading

Roasted lamb shoulder with pumpkin salad Bored with the same old Sunday roast, well why not get inspired by this delicious alternative? Succulent lamb shoulder rubbed with earthy spices and served with a lovely autumnal pumpkin and toasted almond salad. I far prefer lamb shoulder as it often has more flavour than leg. It’s great …

Continue reading

Winter is most certainly upon us, with frosty mornings and log fires. It is just the time of year when I begin to crave comfort food. This rich beef stew flavoured with cinnamon and chocolate was inspired by a classic Catalan dish Estofado de Ternera a la Catalana. A little dark chocolate is added to the stew …

Continue reading