Food & Drink

Nigel Slater’s sweet and savoury recipes for early rhubarb

Pretty pink rhubarb gives a fresh, acidic zip to roast meats and winter dessertsThe greengrocer has a frayed wicker basket of rhubarb, the pale pink stalks laid in a soldierly row, like...

Yotam Ottolenghi’s warming winter vegetable recipes

How to make the most of seasonal winter veg: cauliflower with coconut cream and chilli, braised greens in yoghurt, or branch out with a Yemeni hawaij root vegetable stewIt’s almost the home...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for red cabbage, sausage and white bean soup

A multilayered and warming dish based on the mountain soup-stews of eastern PiedmontAfter Christmas and new year, and three large batches of braised red cabbage, a disproportionate amount of which – due...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for lemon risotto

The fruit cuts through the starchy rice, butter, stock and cheeseWhile they are as much a year-round fixed kitchen component as milk, flour, forks and washing-up liquid, lemons particularly come into their own...

Nigel Slater’s red cabbage with cider and steamed potatoes recipe

A cheap, cheerful, colourful and quick dish that’s tasty tooCut half a large red cabbage into 4 wedges. Tuck the cabbage into a large pan and pour over 500ml of dry cider....

Nigel Slater’s gammon steak with butter beans and kale recipe

Smoky slabs of pork with puréed beans and fried green veg for a heartwarming night inThe recipeLightly season 2 thick slices of smoked gammon with black pepper....

Nigel Slater’s butternut soup with tahini and chestnuts recipe

A warming, wholesome, nutty and seedy soup for cold winter nightsPeel and halve 1kg of butternut squash and cut into large chunks. Put the squash into a large saucepan with 1 litre...

Nigel Slater’s cod cheeks, pancetta and tomato recipe

A quick and tasty fish and ham supperThe recipeCut 300g of smoked pancetta into small dice, each piece measuring roughly 2cm. Warm 2 tbsp of olive oil...

Nigel Slater’s baked winter roots with feta and smoked garlic

A hearty salad of onion, swede and parsnip, roasted till slightly caramelised, with a smoky, salty dressingThe recipeSet the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Peel a couple...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for pollock and blood orange en papillote

Seasonal blood orange adds zip to a succulent dish of steamed white fish and braised lentilsBlood oranges, with their sharp acidity, sweetness and stunning colour, are one of winter’s gems. I buy...

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