All stirred up: Christmas pudding

Dare we say it, Christmas is just around the corner. As half-term signposts its approach, thoughts turn to initial preparations in the kitchen. Here our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides a classic recipe for Christmas pudding, meaning that there is one less thing on the to-do list. This is a Christmas pudding in the classic […]

Glorious grouse

As we approach the official start to the grouse season, our Head Chef Stewart Turner delivers a delectable recipe, guaranteed to make the most of this great game bird. The Glorious Twelfth is another milestone in the cooking year, and signals the start of the game season. Although the season for most game birds doesn’t […]

Midsummer feasts: potted shrimp

In his penultimate recipe for open-air feasts, our Head Chef Stewart Turner dishes up the ultimate potted shrimp; an exceptionally English dish with a sumptuous mix of savoury and sweet, and perfect for picnics. Potted shrimp is a quintessentially British dish and the perfect reminder that we have our own fantastic summertime dishes, without the default nod […]

Midsummer feasts: barbecued salmon

Barbecues needn’t mean hunks of red meat and macho marinades; in this week’s recipe our Head Chef Stewart Turner recommends a sophisticated salmon dish for a stylish midsummer feasts. Salmon is one of those fish that seems to divide opinion these days. A bit like chicken, mass-produced and farmed fish has given a bad reputation […]