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Ghillie Basan: a chat and a dram with the Queen of Spice

Ghillie Basan at home in the Braes of Glenlivet We sent out our intrepid intern Nicola Torch to find out a little more about Ghillie Basan and the background to her new book, Spirit & Spice. In Spirit & Spice, you talk about growing…

Gözleme on a Wok: from Spirit and Spice by Ghillie Basan

Get inspired by Ghillie Basan and get outside to make these delicious gözleme, which are at their best cooked on an upside-down wok over a camp fire. Gözleme on a Wok from Spirit & Spice by Ghillie Basan Makes 4–6 Gözleme are Anatolian…
Vietnamese tofu

Ghillie Basan's Vietnamese Tofu

A delicious and quick snack from Ghillie Basan's new book Spirit & Spice. And it goes perfectly with a dram! Vietnamese Tofu with Turmeric and Lemongrass Serves 4 as a snack Tofu tends to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it ingredients…
lentil soup from Seasonal Soups

Lentil Soup

Check out Fraser Reid's classic Lentil Soup recipe, from his upcoming book Seasonal Soups: 'This is the first soup bag we ever sold, and it's still the most daunting. How can you tell people how to make lentil soup?! We find that grating…
Illustration of graffiti in brick lane east london by Want Some Studio

You've read the book, now buy the artwork

We have many favourite things about the Brick Lane Cookbook. But high on the list is Wantsome Studio's awesome original artwork so we are delighted to announce that you can now buy a super-limited edition print of his Brick Lane graffiti…
Chanachur in a Lady Di cone

Chanachur (or what to eat when you feel like celebrating)

    Chanachur (Bombay Mix with Onions, Chillies and Lemon) by Dina Begum Serves 6 V Boishaki Mela is a festival which welcomes the Bengali New Year, and it weaves through Brick Lane every year with elaborate processions,…
brick lane street sign

Dina Begum: Putting Brick Lane On Your Plate

For an introduction to the many pleasures of Brick Lane, you can't be in safer hands than Dina Begum's, the author of our next book - Brick Lane Cookbook. 'When I think about Brick Lane I think about food. I go into one of those daydreams…
making pancakes


From The Mountain Cafe Cookbook by Kirsten Gilmour Serves 4 This recipe for pancakes is a cafe classic and was originally my nana’s pikelet recipe, which I think she adapted from a copy of her mother’s Edmonds Cookery Book.…

Butternut Chorizo and Sage Soup

From The Mountain Cafe Cookbook by Kirsten Gilmour Dairy free Serves 4-6 An autumnal butt-kicking, tummy-warming, filling soup for the colder months. If you want to make this veggie-friendly or don’t want to use chorizo then some…

Greenwich Market Cookbook video: Meet the traders!

Thanks to the Evening Standard for this nice little Greenwich Market Cookbook video: You can buy it right here, priced £15.99 + free p&p in the UK.
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Vietnamese Pancakes

It being pancake day and all, let us introduce you to the glory that is Vietnamese Pancakes. Tran from the Bánh Mì NêN stall at Greenwich Market gave us this recipe for The Greenwich Market Cookbook, and it is not only absolutely delicious…

Coming soon.... The Greenwich Market Cookbook!

We've been, happily, spending a lot of time at Greenwich Market over the last 18 months, working on The Greenwich Market Cookbook. For a market with such a huge footfall (around 8 million people last year), Greenwich still feels like a bit of…

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