Ratatouille recipe

The basic ingredients for ratatouille, the classic French vegetable dish, are all in season: aubergine, courgettes, red peppers and tomatoes. So why not try this tasty and versatile dish? Here’s my version: Ingredients: 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil or more if required Two medium onions, sliced Two cloves of garlic, finely chopped One large aubergine or […]

Nacho Manzano’s gazpacho of beetroot and red berries

Gazpacho, but not as you might know it… A few weeks ago I was invited to the relaunch of Spanish restaurant Ibérica in Marylebone which has been given a more Spanish and very classy new look – it is now ‘muy elegante’. Some delicious canapés were served including an original take on the classic Spanish […]

Wines for British asparagus

Asparagus is best enjoyed as fresh as possible and, although you can buy asparagus all year round from other origins, I firmly believe that nothing beats British asparagus to really appreciate this extraordinary vegetable. Finding a complementary wine to go with it, though a little challenging, is the icing on the cake. The British asparagus season has got […]