Patata L-Forn – Maltese Roast Traybake

As complicated as peeling and slicing some potatoes, this Maltese-style roast traybake is robust with flavour, rustic and versatile; when made with lamb, it’s also my mum’s favourite!

Pappardelle with Italian Sausage and Cime di Rapa

The bitterness of wilted rapini seems to be the perfect companion to pork, chilli and garlic. This rustic recipe makes the most of the fire and caramelised butteriness that occurs when these flavours are allowed to infuse together.

‘Stolen’ Lamb and Potato Packets

I’ve stolen this idea from the Greek Klephts who used to steal lambs and cook them in underground fire pits to conceal their whereabouts. The result: a succulent flavourful parcel of meat and potatoes.

Let’s Talk Traybakes: Chicken and Chorizo

Entertaining should be casual, relaxed and…entertaining, for the host too. This crowd pleasing feed-an-army recipe is almost as effortless as pouring yourself another glass of wine. I think we all have room in our lives for a recipe like that.