Devonshire Squab Pie

English food has a certain reputation that I won’t get into right now, but suffice to say if you ask somebody to name traditional English dishes you’ll probably get the standard fish ‘n’ chips, roast dinner, maybe a cream tea…not a whole lot more.  I’ve always found this to be a real shame, as there’s…

Banoffee Pie

Desserts are something I rarely tackle – I’m not a huge lover of baking and have always favoured savoury food over outright sweetness.  However, it suddenly dawned on me just how long it’s been since I had this classic dish and I couldn’t get it out of my mind.  The name – a rather obvious…

Cider Braised Sausages

  There’s something so reliable about a delicious portion of bangers and mash – the full, meaty sausages with smooth, buttery mashed potato smothered in a warm helping of gravy.  As far as weekday dinners go, it’s simple and effective.  However, even the most humble sausage could even do with a bit of posh dress…

Venison Sausage and Red Wine Stew

Last year I had the pleasure of working at Piebury Corner in Islington.  Among the many great pies that I fell in love with was the Venison and Red Wine.  The powerful gamey flavours of the venison partner deliciously decadently with the richness of the red wine. As with any stew this is a particularly non-prescriptive…

Slightly Posh Bangers and Mash

Introduction We know, we know – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.  This British staple has treated us well for years and there’s a reason for that – the combination of flavour-packed sausages, rich gravy and smooth mash is nigh on perfect.  Try not to think of this so much as a superfluous “fix”…