It’s no secret I love cooking any kind of meat over an open fire. An Asado Grill is a great piece of kit and loads of fun to experiment with. Marinated, smokey, tender lamb served up family style with your choice of condiments - we’ve used Dahl for this dish but you could replace with Baba Ghanoush or similar for a Middle Eastern spin. - Al Brown
I’ve always been a big fan of eating octopus and tend to order it whenever I see it on a menu. We’ve been playing around with this dish for a while and the result looks a picture, and more to the point - eats like a dream! While we’ve given you the steps to tackle the octopus prep, it can be a bit daunting so you can always ask your fishmonger to do this part for you. - Al Brown
Summer means lazy days and the glory of outdoor food: strawberries, barbecues, salads that surprise, having time to fish. We asked Al Brown, one of our favourite chefs, to showcase the best of summer with a specially curated Seasonal Supper. His response? A set of completely new recipes based on exquisite seasonal ingredients, matched to carefully selected local wines. It was a magical evening, and come the start of autumn, then winter and spring, we’ll be inviting other chefs to curate their own Seasonal Suppers. Enjoy the recipes here, and look out the next Seasonal Supper soon.
Timpano is a complicated dish but this is an easier version shared by Poderi Crisci restaurant and vineyard for you to enjoy with family and friends. Recipe by Luca Villari & Antonio Crisci. Photography by Todd Eyre.