Wine matching: cherry clafoutis

  Recipe 350g cherries, pitted 3 tablespoons caster sugar 2 tablespoon kirsch For the batter: 60g plain flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 3 free range eggs, lightly beaten 60g caster sugar 200ml milk 100ml single cream ½ teaspoon vanilla essence icing sugar, to dust crème fraîche, to serve serves 12 Place the pitted cherries, the kirsch and the sugar into a bowl, stir well and leave to…

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“Where are the new people? Come on, step up to the plate.” An interview with Oz Clarke

Oz on the left, me on the right Growing up in 1980s Britain, there wasn't much wine on UK television, but I still have clear memories of Oz Clarke’s boundless enthusiasm on the BBC’s Food & Drink show. I was too young to drink but even so it made an impression. Oz is still on our screens today, and in the intervening years he’s employed press, radio, events, books and social media to spread…

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