The autumn kitchen

Many of us have a complicated love/hate relationship with autumn. While we can be saddened by the end of summer and its long, warm evenings, barbeques and outdoor activities, the romantic associations with autumn are often irresistible.

Autumn, of course, sees the colour of the leaves changing before they fall from the trees and sees jumpers and jackets make …

RECIPE: Apple glazed Christmas ham

A glazed ham is the centrepiece for many a Christmas table, and for good reason.

The shimmering surface, often punctuated with studded cloves, is carved through to reveal the juicy, pink pork below, perfect served alongside both hot or cold spreads.

The perfect glaze is sweet and fruity; rich without overpowering the flavour of the meat. The flavours permeate the ham while …