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Anne-Sophie Pic

With restaurants in France and Switzerland, the three-star chef has turned her attention to London, where she’s opened La Dame de Pic. She tells Blossom Green where she found her cooking ethos. What’s your earliest food memory? During my childhood, we lived in an apartment right next to my father’s...  Read More »

Guinea fowl breasts with spring vegetables and pesto

SERVES 4 Ingredients 4 guinea fowl breasts, skin removed handful fresh spinach leaves, blanched for 1 minute few sprigs thyme, plus 1tsp leaves 500ml chicken or guinea fowl stock For the pesto 100ml extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 handfuls basil leaves 50g parmesan cheese, grated 30g...  Read More »

Italian polenta cake with almonds and orange

SERVES 8 Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter ¾ cup sugar 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup fine semolina 1 cup coarse semolina 1/3 cup milk 1 tsp baking powder 1 egg Peel of 1 orange 1/4 cup shaved almonds, toasted in a dry skillet Orange and Cinnamon Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 3/4 cup water 1 short...  Read More »

Chicken thighs with lemon and fennel

FOR 4 PEOPLE Ingredients 4 tbsp olive oil 4 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup white wine 1 cup chicken stock 2 lemons 2 or 3 small bulbs of fennel 2 cups whole grain rice 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped 4 tbsp chopped parsley Method Preheat the oven...  Read More »

One-pot cod with chorizo and beans

FOR 3 PEOPLE Ingredients ½ chorizo, in thin slices 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder 2 tbsp sugar Pinch of saffron threads 1 cup tomato sauce 1 cup of white wine 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 cup white beans 1 cup chick peas 3 thick cod fillets Salt and pepper Small...  Read More »