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Salted caramel chocolate log dessert

Salted caramel chocolate log dessert

For chocoholics at Christmas, this showstopper is the perfect alternative to a Christmas cake – a light, fluffy chocolate sponge is rolled up with whipped cream and salted caramel sauce, and then covered with a rich dark chocolate ganache. A...

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Risotto del Bosco (AKA Woodland Risotto)

Risotto del Bosco (AKA Woodland Risotto)

This might sound a little strange, so you’re just going to have to trust me – risotto del bosco, or woodland risotto, is a traditional Italian risotto made with porcini mushrooms and dried blueberries. The hint of tart, tangy fruit...

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Festive Christmas dinner

‘On The Christmas Table'

Shhh. Can you hear that? The crunch of crisp, colourful leaves underfoot. The faint patter of reindeer hooves on your roof. The soothing tones of joyful carollers. Yes, Christmas is right around the corner, and nestled in amongst all that...

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Roast pork with parsnip stuffing

Roast pork with parsnip stuffing

If you’re looking for something a little different for Christmas lunch, this roast pork shoulder recipe is absolutely delicious and much lower-maintenance than a turkey. It’s served with a fabulous homemade parsnip stuffing, and the sweetness of the parsnips and...

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Classic Christmas pud wine pairings

Classic Christmas Eve puds paired with wine

Christmas is a time for indulging and even when you’re stuffed to the high heavens with turkey and all the trimmings, there’s always room for dessert. We’ve compiled our top pairings of wines with the classic Christmas puddings so you...

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Sticky toffee apple pudding

Sticky toffee apple pudding

Though I say so myself, this recipe is a humdinger. A soft, light sponge is flavoured with stewed Bramley apples and served with a rich caramel sauce – just the thing to accompany the Monsoon Valley Late Harvest Chenin Blanc,...

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Roast duck with blackcurrant sauce

Roast duck with blackcurrant sauce

The rich, indulgent flavours of roast duck need something sharp and sweet to balance them, and blackcurrants are perfect for the job. Serve with roast potatoes and Kayra Okuzgozu, a robust, full-bodied red with its own blackcurrant and blackberry notes....

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Chicken & mushroom tagliatelle pasta

Chicken & mushroom tagliatelle pasta

This is a lovely rich pasta dish, perfect for chilly winter evenings, with a silky sauce, tender chicken and mushrooms, and plenty of fresh thyme. Poaching the chicken might seem like an extra faff but it gains so much flavour,...

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