Nigel Slater

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Paul Flynn's parsnip, sesame and red onion cake with minted cranberry yoghurt.

Not every festive dinner table on December 25th will have a turkey as its centrepiece, or even a beef Wellington, or a side of salmon. In many househo(...)

Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from the whey left over from making other cheeses, such as mozzarella.

Did you know that ricotta is made in Ireland? It is, from buffalo kept in east Cork. Of course, the buffalo weren’t always there but we can thank Toon(...)

The technique of gratinating predates the current English word which did not appear in print until 1846. Photograph: Getty Images

Though we often associate the French word “gratin” with a particular recipe, such as the famous potato gratin, gratin dauphinois, first baked around 1(...)

Easy paella

I’m a bit of TV addict, and now, for obvious reasons, I have too much time to watch it. I have to force myself to get a bit of structure into the(...)

If you haven't already made it, now's the time to try Keelan Higgs' Michelin-starred spaghetti Alfredo, made with five everyday ingredients.

Food is essential fuel for survival. But in troubled times it can be more than that. It can give us comfort, allow us to experience the joy of sharing(...)

‘Lunch, though, is where I really faltered.’ Photograph: iStock

Veganism is a cod. That’s what I’ve been saying to anyone who’s asked me how my first week is going. I’ve been whispering it to myself as I rock back (...)

Something fishy: I didn’t think it was humanly possible to eat so much chowder, fish pie, grilled salmon and prawn curry in just two weeks. Photograph: iStock

I have finished my two weeks of pescatarianism and if I never saw a finny feed for the rest of my days I’d be content. January is Health Mo(...)

I’ve been very slow to make any dietary changes, largely because of the detrimental impact a contracting meat and dairy industry would have on rural Ireland.

I was reared on meat and not just in a dietary sense but economically too. My Dad is an engineer at a meat processing plant, my Mum used to work in H(...)

A Christmas cauliflower

December for me is all about spices. In the Tannery kitchen you could tell Christmas is approaching even if you were blindfolded. The air is heady wit(...)

Nigel Slater’s Cheddar, cider, mustard. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin

Peel and roughly chop the onions. Warm the butter and oil in a deep saucepan over a moderate heat, then add the onions and cook till soft. Scrub and f(...)

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