A selection of dishes to remember, inspire and incentivise from the past few weeks of Instagram interestingness: From nods to nostalgia to more future facing fare alongside plenty of seasonal summer plates.
Chilled corn soup with pickled cucumber, green chilli and crème fraîche.
Crisp British veg and a bowl of warm bagna cauda. Simplicity at its best.
Bao on a stick – the result of a recent collaboration between @bao_london and @popbakery. Pictured are the re-imagined versions of classic bao, blood cake, grill beef rice and horlicks bao.
Old school cocktail snack – Spanish manzanilla olives stuffed with anchovies, Italian ham, sun-dried tomatoes and French cheese.
An isaan som tum of British grown Thai tomato, Thai cucumber, various aubergines and pla ra (fermented fresh water fish) @smokinggoatbar. The pounded aubergine lends extra bitterness and the recipe will be changing daily based on what Smoking Goat can get from the farms they work with.
An Ottolenghi test kitchen dish – leeks and onions cooked down until caramelised, with Iranian lime, cumin, turmeric, cannellini beans and herbs. Topped with eggs, herbs and barberries.
Baked tomatoes in a spicy ginger, mustard seed, turmeric and coconut sauce
Salt baked celeriac idea no. 1: Celeriac Cordon Bleu – salt baked celeriac with oozy cheddar and Parmesan bechamel, a slice of roast ham. Panéed and fried.
Salt baked celeriac idea no. 2: Celeriac cutlet Holstein, with a fried egg, brown butter, capers and anchovies.
Albaloo polo – a sweet and sour Persian rice and cherry dish, made using oil instead of the more traditional butter and yoghurt, for extra crunch and vegan credentials.
Sweet vs savoury – tomato cobbler with ricotta biscuits courtesy of @nicole_rucker.
Sicilian inspired almond jelly, peaches & honey.
Panna cotta tart.
The granadilla or maracuja doce – a variety of passionfruit native to South America that’s
delicious, but not easy to find in the UK.