Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushroom & Three-Cornered Leek

Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushroom & Three-Cornered Leek

The hungry gap is back for another year as we get through the last of the previous season's produce and wait for the next season to start. Thank goodness for the few winter stalwarts of purple sprouting broccoli, cabbages and kale, but also the wild mushrooms and three-cornered leek. At this time of year I'm [...]

Celeriac Steaks with Sage Mushrooms & Pickled Walnuts

Celeriac Steaks with Sage Mushrooms & Pickled Walnuts

Celeriac is a perfect winter staple. It's another winter root* vegetable that we tend to confine to soups, or a purée if we're feeling chef-y. It certainly excels at both, but I wanted to broaden the repertoire here. Celeriac for me bridges the gap between comforting and (dare I say) healthy with its velvety texture [...]