Cottage pie

Anyone who had spent a winter in the UK will be familiar with cottage pie which is the ultimate comfort food. The history of cottage pie – also known as shepherd’s pie when made with minced lamb rather than beef – goes back to the 18th century and is thought to originate in the North…

Leek, cheese and potato pie

I adore Italian food for obvious reasons but one of the things that Italians don’t make enough of is a good pie! Pies are something of a staple food in the UK and come in very many different forms – large and small, savoury and sweet – with a huge variety of fillings. Whilst pies…

Lockdown cauliflower cake

So this week my friend and mentor Jenny shared an old Ottolenghi recipe which means that cauliflower is back on the menu again! This is somewhere between a savory cake and a quiche made with both eggs and flour. I particularly like the fact that this dish can be sliced up and put in the…