Articles by Alison Christie

Potato, Pancetta, Egg and Cress Salad

August 26, 2011

This is the perfect comforting salad, the crispy pancetta and eggs give texture and richness to the salad and the cress a crunch. It is a great salad to serve at a barbecue but also I’d serve [read more]

Indulge in Pan-Asian Cuisine at Tamarai

June 1, 2011

Hidden between The War Horse Theatre and an Indian restaurant in Drury Lane is an incongruous doorway leading to what appears to be a nightclub. But at the end of a bleak corridor you’ll actually [read more]

Perfect Christmas Canapes

December 23, 2010

Party food can be fantastic but there’s always a risk that you’ll be served some dreadful lump of pastry or bread with a mystery synthetic topping or a few limp slices of carrot or [read more]

Gift Guide For Foodies

December 20, 2010

Finding that perfect gift for your special foodie friend can be a nightmare – it is not like you can just get your run-of-the-mill Brie from Tesco!  So here’s some indulgent ideas ranging from a [read more]

Persian Prawn Patia

December 9, 2010

This curry recipe is a winner – simple to make, totally delicious and guaranteed to impress your friends! Its a recipe I have memorised from my time working on a cookery partworks (those [read more]

Who Wants Healthy Lamb This Sunday?

November 10, 2010

I like to stick to lower calorie, lower GI options when I indulge in Sunday lunch and I since I love lentils, this recipe is a favourite of mine. The starch of the pulses works well with the [read more]

Warm Up With A Hearty Soup

October 26, 2010

This is a lovely creamy comforting soup that tastes naughtier than it is. I sort of discovered accidentally on one of my cooking afternoons. The cumin and garlic add extra depth to the flavour in [read more]