- Toasted sandwiches are so simple but so good and this is probably the best one I've ever had. As well as the gooey indulgence and cheesy bite, there's funky spice because we add a little kimchi. Even better, our toastie is stuffed with macaroni cheese, possibly the world's best comfort food.
- When people say 'gazpacho', they're normally thinking of a tomato soup thickened with bread. When Israel chef Eyal Shani says 'gazpacho', he's thinking of a mind-bending concoction that includes tomatoes, forgets the bread and uses a totally surprising ingredient that takes a fresh, simple soup into another dimension.
- There are a lot of potatoes out there and it can be confusing to know which ones are best for all the different things you can do with potatoes. The best spud for mash is not necessarily going to work for chips or salad. I thought it was a good idea to ask an expert which potatoes work in what circumstances.
- I love dishes that are more than the sum of their parts: really delicious but so easy to make that you feel like you're cheating. This Cervelle de Canut (a cheese dip) definitely fits into that category. It's a flexible friend, great with crackers and also good to dollop over roast potatoes or steak, or to dot on oysters.