CANTUCCI E VIN SANTO or Almond biscuits with vin santo

Ah . . . cantucci – crisp, delicate and studded with almonds. They really are the quintessential Italian biscuit. And they make the perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of sweet vin santo or “holy wine”. Traditionally these wines are from Tuscany and are sweet, nutty and caramelly. Like liquid …

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“Eggs Benedict” salt beef bagel & mustard hollandaise

Eggs Benedict, along with its siblings Eggs Royal and Eggs Florentine, is up there with the most famous of egg dishes. Traditionally, it’s a toasted muffin, sliced ham, a poached egg and a good lashing of hollandaise. In the old days, ox tongue was used instead of ham – someone …

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EASTERN MESS

Enjoy Wimbledon this weekend with an Eton Mess recipe with a twist. Sabrina Ghayour’s Eastern Mess is a Persian take on the traditional British dessert, replacing strawberries with raspberries and adding a taste of the Middle East. This version is perfumed with Persian rosewater and combined with raspberries, basil and …

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