Guides & Recipes

So you've got your cookware, or are strongly considering some new kit. Here's where we tell you how to make the most out of it, featuring guides on how to care for your pans and knives; recipes from our team; tips that'll bring more flavour out of your food (or speed up food prep); and so much more.

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Almost Artisanal Bread

Almost Artisanal Bread

This recipe was passed on to Copywriter Nikkitha by a friend of a friend over WhatsApp, and she’s sent it to many other beginner bakers s...

Caring for Non-Stick Pans

Caring for Non-Stick Pans

  Non-stick pans are designed to be free of fuss, but that comes with a small tax. Unlike their stainless steel counterparts that last fo...

A Guide to Whetstones

A Guide to Whetstones

It seems counterintuitive, but it’s a fact: Sharper knives are safer to use in the kitchen. The less resistance you have when cutting fo...

Coffee-Chocolate Tart

Coffee-Chocolate Tart

This recipe by Ed Smith (of Rocket & Squash) hails from The Borough Market Cookbook and is inspired by all the wonderful coffee shop...

A Guide to Stainless Steel Pots & Pans

A Guide to Stainless Steel Pots & Pans

Stainless steel, an iron alloy, is well-deserving of its popularity in modern kitchens. There is nothing they can’t do. Since they are n...

Perfect Salmon Sous Vide

Perfect Salmon Sous Vide

Salmon cooked sous vide has a lush, sashimi-like interior that spoils you for salmon prepared any other way. We love that the method is ...

Roast Delica Pumpkin (or Winter Squash) with Sage

Roast Delica Pumpkin (or Winter Squash) with Sage

This recipe by Ed Smith (of Rocket & Squash) hails from The Borough Market Cookbook. A thrifty trick takes this technique up a notc...

The Simplest Roast Turkey (Also the Best)

The Simplest Roast Turkey (Also the Best)

This recipe comes from The Ginger Pig, our neighbours at Borough Market. The genius trick here is using streaky bacon to render fat ont...

Rhubarb, Orange & Ginger Free-Form Tart

Rhubarb, Orange & Ginger Free-Form Tart

This recipe by Ed Smith (of Rocket & Squash) hails from The Borough Market Cookbook. It’s best in winter, when rhubarb and citrus f...

Justin's Chilli Infused Oil

Justin's Chilli Infused Oil

This homemade chilli oil makes an ideal gift and can be personalised to your own taste. Pick your oil, grab some dried chillis (or herbs...

Nikkitha's Spiced Cold Brew Coffee

Nikkitha's Spiced Cold Brew Coffee

This recipe is a combination of the classic cold brew everybody loves, and the flavoured coffee everybody loves to hate (but secretly l...

Josh Katz's Cauliflower Shawarma

Josh Katz's Cauliflower Shawarma

If there were a single dish - the dish that has come to symbolise Berber & Q, a "signature" so to speak, it would be their cauliflow...

Ibolya’s Cherry Clafoutis

Ibolya’s Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is easy to make and even easier to eat. It’s a cake that is more of a sturdy custard, traditionally made with cherries th...

Pasta Sauce Inspiration

Pasta Sauce Inspiration

Make these classic, foolproof recipes, or use them as a springboard for your own creativity. Zesty Sage Butter Sauce Ingredients:150g...

An Eco-Friendlier Kitchen

An Eco-Friendlier Kitchen

Cook your way into a more eco-friendly lifestyle by investing in long-lasting tools, reusable alternatives to plastic, knowledge o...

Priscilla's Courgette Pasta Al Pesto

Priscilla's Courgette Pasta Al Pesto

We’ve got the perfect, healthy and easy to make summer lunch. A combination of fresh pesto, which literally translates from Italian as ‘...

Rachael's Pumpkin Pies

Rachael's Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin pie, more commonly served in North America in the Autumn, is a bit of an underrated dessert in this country. The lovely balance ...

Priscilla's Totally from Scratch Peanut Butter Cookies

Priscilla's Totally from Scratch Peanut Butter Cookies

Nut butters are wonderfully easy to make at home and much healthier than the store bought variety. With the exception of those among us ...

Justin's English Asparagus Risotto

Justin's English Asparagus Risotto

English Asparagus is in season and we’ve spotted plenty of it around the market lately. This inspired us to share Justin’s English Aspar...

The Perfect Roast Potato

The Perfect Roast Potato

Roast potatoes are the perfect complement to any roast lunch or dinner. Just ahead of Easter, we asked for some advice from friends and ...

Nonna Maria's Simple Winter Minestrone Soup

Nonna Maria's Simple Winter Minestrone Soup

There are many different recipes for minestrone, but this one from the North-East of Italy is our favourite because it is much thicker a...

Justin's Linguine with Clams "Linguine Alle Vongole"

Justin's Linguine with Clams "Linguine Alle Vongole"

This is a relatively simple but truly beautiful pasta dish. Given the fantastic quality of the shellfish lately, we can’t get enough of ...

Valentine's Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Valentine's Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

There’s nothing better than tucking into a red velvet cake on Valentine’s Day. ​Whether you’re staying in with your other half or hangin...

Making Chicken Stock

Making Chicken Stock

When we first opened one of our customers, Edie, explained to us the importance of using a homemade chicken stock and just how easy it i...