Champagne, or indeed wine in general is a wonderful, magical thing that gives pleasure to millions of people across the UK. When you enter a shop or restaurant, your helpful sommelier or shop assistant … More »Blanc de Blancs Champagne: What’s in a name?
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Wild mushrooms are in abundance in December and can be bought in most large supermarkets. Due to the rich woodland soil that they grow in, wild mushrooms are loaded with several vitamins and minerals … More »In season: Wild mushroom soup with barley, sausage and thyme
Last year, I went to my aunt and uncle for Christmas and proudly took along some gorgeous homemade mince pies. I am a nervous baker. Cooking is all about tasting and adjusting and is quite instinctive, … More »A cheat’s guide to delicious homemade mince pies
Smooth, sweet and endlessly versatile, bananas and chocolate can be combined in a huge variety of taste bud tempting ways. Bananas in particular are a fantastically fruity sweet treat in winter when it's … More »Recipe: One bowl banana and chocolate cake