My recipes and the inspiration behind them

When I create a recipe from scratch I like to start with a ‘theme’. It could be something as simple as one core ingredient around which to base the dish or as abstract as a colour, an emotion, a place or even a quotation from a well thumbed book. Basically, anything which inspires or invokes an emotion in me. This has two benefits. It helps focus the mind, providing a basic foundation on which to build upon but more importantly it means that whatever I produce has come from a place born out of creativity, passion and love.

In this section I will share some of my recipes and the inspiration behind them as well as the techniques and tools used to create them. Many recipes also contain a hints and tips section which offers alternatives to some of the ingredients and methods. Happy cooking.