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…

Roast Chestnut, Mushroom & Red Wine Risotto

The time is now that many people are assembling their Christmas menus, and what’s atop most lists?  Turkey?  Goose?  Ham?  All fantastic center-points of a Christmas Dinner…but what of the vegetarians?  Nut Roasts are certainly a popular option, though for many this means a quick ready-made one from the supermarket which in some cases may…

Hash Topped Lamb Stew

Introduction We’ve already explored the beautiful, homely combination which is lamb and hashed potatoes, but time to revisit it!  Lamb packs so much flavour, and with a little wine and root veg, you have a dish that’s incredibly rich and filling.  I almost like to think of this as a variation on the Shepherd’s Pie….

Red Wine Beef Casserole

Introduction This is definitely one of those vague, more difficult to classify recipes.  It’s certainly a rich dish, and very simple to make.  More than many casseroles I really tried to let the wine lead the flavour rather than simply complement it. A point I will note, however, is that I believe I made a…

Chorizo and Red Wine Tapas

Introduction For some reason it took until 6 months ago for us to finally try tapas, and boy were we missing out!  So many choices, so much flavour and the joy of mixing and matching.  This, however, is our favourite tapas dish and it is so insanely easy, yet as rich and voluptuous side dish as there…