cheese

burrata and eataly (manhattan)

At the La Verdure counter at Eataly in Mahattan, I ordered a simply delicious crostini. Grilled corn and black garlic on softened butter spread onto thick s...

re-baking: savoury choux (gougeres)

Even better. I favour this choux recipe over the last not only because it's savoury, it's also much easier. I found the batter a little looser, therefore a ...

a random bit of spinach ricotta gnudi

There is such a thing as too much ricotta. For instance, you could buy a large amount for a dinner party that needs to be postponed or, in my case, a recipe...

fresh ricotta

If you've never made ricotta at home, please try this ridiculously simple recipe, and be warned that you will lament not making this earlier....

french onion soup with porcini

Your chances of finding a meat-free French onion soup at a restaurant are next to nil. But at home, a handful of dried porcini mushrooms steeped in hot water creates a full-flavoured broth that still lets the flavour of the onions shine through....

cheese soufflé

I totally get it now, all of that shushing that happens once people put a soufflé in the oven and, more gently than they ever have before, close the door. Soufflés are worth the tip-toeing, especially this cheese soufflé....