Clementine Hain-Cole cooks and writes about fruit and vegetables for a living. She is Spectator Life’s Seasonal Cook, putting into words her time spent in kitchens across the British Isles and Italy. Follow Clementine on Instagram here.

Anchovy, Red Pepper & Radish Niçoise salad recipe

The culinary seasons collide in this summer twist on the traditional Niçoise salad

15 Jul 2019

Almond meringue with strawberries and coulis

Nothing spells summer like the British strawberry season and what better way to make use of them than in a delicious meringue?

Baked whole mackerel with tomato, feta & dill salad

This healthy, seasonal fish dish makes for a perfect mid-week dinner

17 Jun 2019

Naples Food Map: where and how to eat in Italy’s culinary capital

From pizza to fritti, Naples is a gastronomical paradise for those who love Italy

Recipe: summer crostini

Of all foods, toast has been my most constant companion. The humble slice of bread – be it from a…

Recipe: spring chicken casserole with minted Jersey Royals

Our Seasonal Cook brings you a chameleon casserole dish that changes with the seasons

Tuscany Food Map: the best places to eat and drink

From osterias to vineyards, here’s how to make the most of Italy’s most iconic region

15 Apr 2019

Courgette, pea & mint pasta

This simple pasta dish combines the produce of the season with goats cheese and lemon to create a dinner zinging with flavour

The Seasonal Cook: wild garlic scrambled eggs on soda bread

Combine garlic, eggs and homemade bread for a deliciously seasonal meal

The Seasonal Cook: pumpkin & pearl barley risotto

Three months of growing, milking, harvesting and fishing at Ballymaloe set me off on the culinary path I’m still following…

25 Feb 2019

The Seasonal Cook: warm leek & spinach salad

Embrace the flavours of the season with this warming winter salad

18 Feb 2019

The Seasonal Cook: poached pears & cardamom ice cream

Combine poached pears with clementine zest for the perfect seasonal Valentine’s dessert

11 Feb 2019

The Seasonal Cook: cavolo nero, fennel & chickpea soup

Winter soup doesn’t have to be bland: an injection of Italian flavours can transform it from a staple into something superlative

The Seasonal Cook recipe: Borlotti beans & artichoke

A winter dish that rejuvenates the artichoke with Italian flavours

20 Jan 2019

Rome Food Map: where and how to eat in the Italian capital

From lunches and pitstops to aperitivi and markets – how and where the Romans eat

17 Jan 2019

The Seasonal Cook: Blood orange, radicchio and ricotta salad

Our new Seasonal Cook Clementine Hain-Cole shares a winter salad that will set the taste buds zinging