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 …

As easy as pie

A pie, to a cook, is a blank canvas; a pastry shell waiting to be filled with a combination of ingredients drawn from a limitless list of possibilities.

Whether savoury or sweet, vegetable or meat, fruit or chocolate, pies provide a pastry casing for your favourite flavours, combining and enhancing them in an elegant, simple-to-serve, delicious vessel.

From the peacock pie served …