Bath chaps were once a popular local favourite but are now are in short supply

Mark Hix recipe: Bath chaps with winter remoulade

Serves 4-6

Mutton is the best meat to use in Mark's Scotch broth

Mark Hix recipe: Scotch broth

Serves 4-6

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Beet happening: Mark Hix gets creative with the versatile vegetable

In the past, some may have turned up their nose at the beetroot, but now the versatile vegetable is all over the place. In these delicious recipes, the beet can be found in everything from salads and curries to even a cocktail

Beetroot, feta and mint salad is a good way to use different coloured beets

Mark Hix recipe: Beetroot, feta and mint salad

Serves 4

Beetroot tartare can be used to accompany smoked or pickled fish and cold meats

Mark Hix recipe: Beetroot tartare

Serves 4-6

Whether you are a veggie, or not, a beetroot curry goes down a treat

Mark Hix recipe: Beetroot curry

Serves 4

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Got some leftover bread? Simply chuck it in the processor and you have the makings of an instant hit on your hands

Salad days: A January detox doesn't have to mean dour dishes says Mark Hix

After festive over-indulgence, many of us will be in the mood to detox. And there are lots of healthy ingredients that can be used in bright, tasty recipes

Cockerel makes a warming and healthy main course

Mark Hix recipe: Poached cockerel with roots

Serves 4

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Mark Hix recipe: Salmon salad with pink grapefruit

Serves 6-8

Mark Hix recipe: Turkey meatballs in sweet and sour sauce

You’ll likely have turkey remaining after Christmas Day and this is a good variation for the leftovers, with cranberries helping to make a nice sauce.

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