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Ensalada Amazonica – Amazon salad

We created this dish to honour some of the flavours that we found when travelling in the Amazon – where the core elements of this dish would not be out of place. There, the sauce for the vegetables might...
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Badaam ki phirni with poached pear

Warm almond and rice pudding with poached pear Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the pears: 4 small pears, peeled, stalks left on 200ml water 100g caster sugar 2 green cardamom pods, lightly...
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The true roots of Diwali

Written by ZOE PERRETT Diwali is undeniably the biggest, brightest occasion on the Hindu calendar. All that lavish lighting is not just for show – it’s simply symbolic. The celebration of the Hindu New...
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Cycling for Life

Written by ZOE PERRETT Zoe Perrett meets and eats with the team traversing the tough terrain of Rajasthan’s desert on two wheels, all for the common cause of taking Action Against Hunger. In the West,...
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Hake with mussels and saffron sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS  1.5 kg hake 2 bunches green asparagus 100g shrimp heads salt 200g live mussels pinch of saffron, pan-roasted and finely chopped 1/4 - 1/8 tsp xanthan gum...
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Posh Spice

Written by HEIDI FULLER-LOVE With the Spanish saffron harvest in full swing there's never been a better moment to discover a plant that's been the subject of fantasies and frauds for centuries. Heidi...
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In sugar-cane land – rum in Saint Lucia

Written by DOUGLAS BLYDE Douglas Blyde heads to Saint Lucia to seek out rum, the island's favourite spirit, in homage to Victorian travelling writer, Eden Phillpotts... 'I sped away over the ocean into...
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What I ate on my summer holidays

Written by ZOE PERRETT Holiday eating can inspire endless culinary invention; the cooking it inspires bringing a little of the destination into the kitchen long after your return. Zoe Perrett chats to chefs...
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Global grilling: Japan

Snap your chopsticks and pretend your oven's a hibachi, because it's time to recreate some authentic Japanese grilling in your kitchen. What makes it so great? Japan’s open-grated, coal-fuelled hibachi...
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Global grilling: South Africa

Zoe Perrett heads to South Africa to discover the nation's world famous 'braii' cuisine. What makes it so great? Braai – meaning both the open grill and the cooking methods - is such big business in...