april 2022

As culinary marriages go, these flavours are wed in eternal holy matrimony. Philip Howard, a kitchen classicist refines these quintessential ingredients so they may renew their wedding vows in style. The smell of garlic roasting en papillote should be infusing your kitchen like a culinary humidifier as you bring your ingredients together.

Firm, waxy, yellow-skinned Charlotte potatoes will nestle on a creamed bank of onions, suffused with thyme and the fresh scent of garlic leaves. Mighty morels bide their time until the last minute to release their nutty, smoky flavour bomb, as the chicken thighs caramelise in your pan. This is rustic luxuriance with ingredients that will proposition you to cook them, with the expectation of only one civilised reply; ‘I do.’

Hear more from Philip talking about his creation, below:

bring the sommelier to your table

Matthew Jukes, our wine pairing expert has paired this dish with a 2019 Soave Classico Superiore, Vigneto Montegrande, Cantina di Monteforte from Veneto, Italy.

Click the waveform below to hear about this pairing.

Wild Radish · Philip Howard - Sautéed glazed chicken with morels
this month's playlist

*Wait...I know this one*

Sampling. Arguably a musical phenomenon that’s been around since composers first put quill to parchment. The practise was popularised through musical “quotations”, amongst flurries of virtuosity, in dark jazz clubs and truly solidified through the stratospheric rise of turntable-based hip hop starting around the 80s. Depending on who you ask it’s either a glorious revolution that’s helped shaped our ideas of what modern music truly is - or literal theft.

Regardless of opinion the way sampling has influenced the music of today is utterly undeniable. Listen to the first track in this playlist for evidence of that: if it sounds familiar you may have heard one of the 5000+ tracks that have sampled it’s famous drum break.

So here’s to the unsung heroes of modern music, raise a glass and see how many samples you can spot.

...about our music.

Our series of playlists are designed to accompany you all the way from the cooking, to the dining. Taking you on journeys that are a mixture of both the familiar and the adventurous, just as our menus are.

No more letting food get cold while you decide what to listen to, we have got you covered.

Compiling the playlists is Matt Farthing, a multi-disciplinary instrumentalist, composer and sound designer whose music and compositions have been played on radio stations as far ranging as Classic FM, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3 and BBC 1 Xtra. 

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