EVENTS 2017 #KAUKASIS

Dear friends! My new cookbook Kaukasis is out on August 10th. Here is the list of events I will be doing in the next few months. I hope to see you there! Sunday 6th August Wilderness Food Festival  2.30 – 3.30pm The Whole World in our Kitchens Panel discussion with Olia Hercules, Selin Kiazim, Chetna Makan and Zoe Adjonyoh, chaired by Diana Henry 3.30…

Apple sponge cake

This is one of the easiest cakes to whip up in seconds. Whenever we had a craving for something sweet, my mum would make this, which she simply called biskvit (a sponge). It is mostly apples, with some fluffy eggy batter spiced with cinnamon and sprinkled with icing sugar. Serves 6 5 eggs 200g caster sugar 200g plain flour 1 tsp cinnamon 4 green…

Grilled mascarpone peaches with salted bourbon caramel

Recipe by Meredith Steele for Cook (The Guardian)

Ukrainian green borshch

Spring is coming. We are supposed to be planning our trip to Ukraine to see my family. If it was just me I would be on the plane right now. I have a toddler, so unfortunately I cannot risk taking him to Ukraine. I come from Kherson, the region closest to Crimea… Only a few weeks ago we were rejoicing at the new beginning…

Apple crisps

Serves 1-2 1 granny smith apple, very thinly sliced 70g pecan nuts For the syrup 50g sugar 50ml water 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla pod, deseeded 2 cardamom pods, bruised 1 long pepper 1 lemon, zested A pinch of salt 1 Preheat the oven to 110C/230F/gas mark ¼. Place all the syrup ingredients, except the salt, into a small saucepan. Cook on a low…