APPETISERS How to cook Halloumi

How to Cook Halloumi

Halloumi is a cheese which takes on other flavours brilliantly. It can be served at breakfast too, with an egg and a fried tomato.

APPETISERS Bacon and Pasta Soup recipe

Bacon and Pasta Soup

Simple soups make easy starters and quick lunches. This also makes a quick and easy meal if you serve it with bread and a green salad. It’s what they call a hearty soup!

APPETISERS Italian Caponata Recipe


Adapted from Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio’s Complete Italian Food. They suggest that you eat this Sicilian vegetable stew cold as an antipasto or warm tossed through pasta or served with roast meat or chicken. We’ve included a recipe for Caponata Bruschetta.

APPETISERS Yuk sung Chinese recipe

Pork Yuk Sung

Anyone who has eaten Yuk Sung at a Chinese restaurant usually loves it. Here’s how to make it at home.


3 Michelin-star chef Pedro Subijana creates steak tartare

Three Michelin-starred chef Pedro Subijana, creates two dishes from Akelaŕe in San Sebastián, Spain. The first is a twist on the classic steak tartare, which is then placed in liquid nitrogen and blended, the second, is a selection of raw squid, tomatoes and vegetables that are cooked at the table under hot salt.


Bruschetta with Carmelised Apple and Blue Cheese

This recipe is all about the ingredients. Choose a firm apple – a Jazz or Braeburn or Granny Smith are excellent – the best blue cheese you can find and a real baguette made with nutritious flour, not a par-baked loaf from the supermarket.

APPETISERS Tortellini in Broth recipe

Tortellini and Vegetable Soup

A chef who worked in a Michelin-starred kitchen in Tuscany showed us how to make this pasta and vegetable soup at a Tuscan cookery school. You’ll need to find tortellini but that’s easy enough now that supermarkets stock fresh pasta in the chilled section.

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