I forgot to mention these at the time but consider this a belated boast about the most recent recipe sets I developed for S magazine in the Sunday Express.
The way the pages are laid out in S doesn't leave much room for chat. But the concept I had in my head for the first set was evenings when there's not a lot in the fridge or veg rack but you spy some tins of beans in the cupboard. They might not look exciting but, in fact, with only a few extras, So: tinned bean recipes.
And the next lot was about ever-so-trendy turmeric. The spice is hailed as some kind of cure-all these days and I'm not sure how much of the evidence for that stands up but it's still pretty tasty. Testing these left half my kitchen equipment dyed bright yellow but it was worth it. I was particularly proud of the chicken dish which was inspired by a dish I ate at the Soho branch of Rosa's Thai Cafe. And the cake which took ages to get right. Voila: turmeric.