the vintage chef

Recipe: Prawn Cocktail

It’s hard to take a prawn cocktail seriously. The pink, gloopy sauce, the (seemingly obligatory?) martini glass for presentation, the…

Recipe: Bakewell tart

Northerners take their puddings seriously: Eccles cakes from Manchester, sticky toffee pudding from Cartmel, and Bakewell tart from Derbyshire. These…

8 film & food pairings to liven up your movie nights

If it’s true that we eat first with our eyes, then watching films can be an exquisite torture: shots filled…

Recipe: Waldorf salad

You don’t see Waldorf salad so much nowadays. It’s a simple dish: raw celery, apple, grapes and walnuts, tossed in…

Recipe: Pink lemonade jelly

The onset of summer makes me feel giddy. And it seems from those piling into beer gardens and loading up…

Recipe: Spotted Dick for grown ups

Transform this school dinner staple into a sophisticated pudding with our Vintage Chef Olivia Potts

Recipe: Hot cross bun ice cream

Make the very most of those leftover hot cross buns and master a delicious Easter dessert

Recipe: Date & walnut cake

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts brings you a cake that eschews the multi-coloured glitz of instagram in favour of old fashioned flavour

Recipe: Blueberry muffins

Make breakfast the American way with these delicious blueberry muffins, from our Vintage Chef Olivia Potts

Recipe: Sticky toffee pudding

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts reinvents this family classic with a gloriously thick sauce and sponge infused with dates and mixed spice

Recipe: Cottage Pie

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts brings you a step by step guide to cooking the ultimate comfort dish

Recipe: Barmbrack tea bread

Our Vintage Chef brings you a tasty St Patrick’s Day bake – follow tradition and hide a fortune-telling surprise inside

Recipe: Baked Custard

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts brings you a make-ahead wonder that melts in the mouth

Recipe: Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberries and buttermilk put a delicious twist into your pancake mix

Recipe: Welsh Cakes

The perfect dish to mark St David’s Day

Recipe: Marmalade Steam Pudding

Raid your cupboard for jars of marmalade to pull together this gorgeously glazed crowd pleaser

Recipe: Scallop & Crab linguine

Our Vintage Chef Olivia Potts creates the ideal valentine’s dinner using luxurious ingredients that are simple to combine

Recipe: Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Vintage Chef: bake a cake that packs a punch with rhubarb flavours and a burst of colour

Recipe: Cullen Skink Soup

This Scottish soup has one of the most pleasing names in culinary history – here’s how to cook it for Burns Night

Recipe: Marmalade

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares a family marmalade recipe that is ripe for the Seville orange season

Recipe: Potatoes Boulangères

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares an elegant side dish to go with any roast

Recipe: Victoria sponge

The Women’s Institute are sticklers when it comes to this classic cake, but there’s really no need to follow the rules

Recipe: Gazpacho

Refreshing and reviving – the perfect summer soup