Lemon & Pinenut

Lemon & Pinenut

Memories of a summer travelling down the Amalfi coast come flooding back with this combination. A lemon and pinenut tart eaten with a shot limoncello over a lemon sorbet.

Pear & Star Anise

Pear & Star Anise

A flavour combination very dear to my heart that helped me through to the Masterchef final. The last test of the semi-final was perhaps the most daunting: to cook for some of the country's most revered restaurant critics.

Espresso & Cardamom

Espresso & Cardamom

The rise of the coffee culture has been nothing short of phenomenal over the last 15 years. Yet whilst coffee and chocolate are perfect bedfellows (think mocha), they tend to be sparse on the ground when it comes to filled chocolates.

Stout & Malted Milk

Stout & Malted Milk

I thought I recollected my Grandma and her friends drinking stout with milk when I was a young boy. But during my research I wasn't sure whether this childhood memory was actually me mishearing "milk stout", which is a type of sweet stout. Either way stout and milk was embedded in my mind from an early age.

Muscovado Salted Caramel

Muscovado Salted Caramel

In the last 3 years or so, it has almost become de rigeur for chocolatiers to have a salted caramel chocolate in their repertoire. But memories of salted caramel hark back to long before that for me, and a school trip to Normandy.