Summer’s bounty ... it’s time to embrace courgettes. Photograph: iStock

They’re incredibly versatile – you can eat them raw, grill them, steam them, fry them, bake them, stew them, use them to make soups, salads, and even (...)

Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine nut salsa

“My sister Tirza is a busy working woman and she has said to me, often, in the best possible way, ‘I’ll never cook your food, because I don’t have tim(...)

Nigel Slater’s Christmas cake

Soaking the fruit: The counsel of perfection states to soak the dried fruit overnight in brandy and fruit juice. To be honest, I don’t bother, simply (...)