Entries by Kim Ryan

The taste of Italy brings winter cheer

Apart from brief glimpses of sunshine with sub-zero temperatures, November has been cold, winter has officially arrived. We need food to sustain and tempt us but comfort food does not have to be heavy and dull. It should contain a range of subtle flavours but plenty of carbohydrates to keep us going. Seeking inspiration, I […]

Recipe of the Week: Potato and Rosemary Gnocchi + Sweet Pepper Sauce

Potato & Rosemary Gnocchi INGREDIENTS serves 4 1 tbs rosemary, finely chopped 500g starchy potatoes (Duke of York, Romano or King Edward) 100g plain flour 75g fontina cheese or 1 mozzarella, roughly chopped salt and black pepper   METHOD Place the potatoes in a large plan, cover with water and boil in their skins. Sieve the […]

Fish Friday Supper Pop UP 23rd August

Hi Fish Lovers Take a look at the menu for our next Fish Friday Supper in our beautiful professional kitchen in Kings Mews Hove…. hurry and book your place now £32 for a four course fish supper including a welcome drink Smoked paprika and pollok croquetas – green onion aioli Home cured beetroot gravad lax […]

Dinner party menu to impress friends

Since the beginning of time people have seen ‘the dinner party’ as a means of making social connection and impressing their friends. Perhaps this is why those three little words sound so intriguing and have formed the basis of many a good situation comedy. Countless dramatic set-pieces have also been played  out around the dinner […]

Recipe of the Week: Marinated Salmon + Hot Puy Lentils

INGREDIENTS serves 4 4 fillets of salmon weighing about 100-125g each 4 tbsp of light soy sauce 1 tsp rice wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, crushed 250g puy lentils 1pt/half a litre of chicken stock 2 tbs light olive oil 1 med onion, finely chopped 2 small red chillies, de-seeded and chopped fine salt + […]

Fish Friday Supper Club

Join us as we open our doors for a unique culinary experience held at Plum’s garage kitchen in one of Hove’s last remaining working Mews. Originally a coach house, now a professional commercial kitchen where we will be hosting our Fish Friday Supper Club. Starting February, the pop up will be held every last Friday […]

Unsung winter hero

Squash are one of the most dynamic seasonal vegetables in Britain. Being the holidays, they contribute to a huge range of varieties, colours and sizes and yet we do little more than make pumpkin soup. Despite the fact they are easy to grow, we mostly seem to produce the ubiquitous orange-skinned pumpkin but there are […]

How to crack boiling an egg

When Delia Smith, the headmistress of British cooking dared to tell us how to boil an egg, we all felt rather insulted, not unlike Nigella Lawson returning to British television screens in November 2015 with a new series called Simply Nigella starring Lawson’s infamous ‘Avocado Toast’ in the first episode. Fellow celebrity chef Gary Rhodes took […]

Last of the Sun Food

Aubergines are still in season, which means they are cheap to buy and at their best. When buying aubergines you should look for an unblemished skin and a bright green calyx (the stalk), this will ensure flavour and freshness. Aubergines have often mistakenly been considered bland or even bitter but this would have been the […]