A simple but stunning chestnut soup recipe.

My baby girl is one. A year has passed since the scary day that she came into the world unnaturally early. Eleven weeks premature, red, transparent and frighteningly small.

A versatile beef and red wine stew.

A stew for a dinner party. Could I make it work. Yes. I had been reading the book Secret Suppers on underground restaurants, and inspired by the tales within it, decided to hold a 'secret' dinner party.

How to make date syrup.

Recently I held a dinner party for all of our friends to celebrate mine and The Contemporary Builder's 35th birthdays. It was an excuse to go all out. 30 guests, table linen, flowers, fairy lights.