Easy aubergine dip

Spending more time at home in recent months has meant more time experimenting with new recipes and cooking with foods I usually ignore. The aubergine, or eggplant, is one such food. I’ve never been sure if I liked aubergine in the past. I’ve tried it grilled on a barbecue, stuffed with cheese and vegetables, in…

Spinach and feta pies

It’s well known that food can evoke memories of places. Sampling local cuisine is a huge part of the experience of traveling, and we all have a couple of comfort food dishes that transport us back to a particular time and place. During a recent delve through the cookbooks I stumbled across a recipe for…

How to cook like a Tirolean

Lesson number one. Use lots of cheese. And if you don’t like cheese then I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Especially when it comes to the traditional Tirolean dish of Käsespätzle, an Austrian version of macaroni and cheese. Cheese is in plentiful supply in the Austrian province of Tirol (where I learnt this recipe), and dairy farming…