Quinoa Carrot Bowls with Lemon Sesame Dressing

It is at this time of year when we all start to crave something fresh, but the weather might not be quite warm enough to warrant fully raw salads just yet. That’s when lightly cooked salad bowls come into their own. Just enough freshness but still nourishing and warming too. Serves 4 8 medium carrots, […]

Spinach ‘meatballs’ (Polpettine di spinaci)

Makes 26–28 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz) English spinach 3 egg yolks 75 g (2 oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature 30 g (1 oz) parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve, if desired Zest of 1 lemon, plus extra to serve, if desired 100 g (1 cup) dry breadcrumbs Extra virgin olive oil, for pan-frying Freshly […]

Hainan chicken (Thai style)

In Thailand, this is served early in the morning. People on the way to work, or kids on the way to school, will stop for a plate of it. Our favourite spot for this dish in Hua Hin, where we have holidayed as a family for the past 40 years, can be sold out by […]