Pigeon and wild blaeberry salad

Pigeon and wild blaeberry salad

Serves 4

Orecchiette with sprouting broccoli s a nice, summery pasta lunch from Puglia

Orecchiette with sprouting broccoli

Serves 4

Peas, artichokes and mint make a luxurious starter or side dish

Peas, artichokes and mint

Serves 4

Mark's garlic butter on a steak

Garlic butter

This is a handy butter to keep in a roll in the freezer. Just slice up from frozen, and serve on grilled meats and shellfish, or use it to finish a pasta or risotto. Add some finely-chopped fresh chillies for a bit of a kick.

Where the wild things are: Mark Hix goes foraging

If you go down to the woods today, you could find a savoury delight – wild garlic. Freshly foraged ingredients make wonderful sauces, says our chef.

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Asparagus with crispy lamb's sweetbreads and capers
Wheat-free chocolate and Guinness cake

Wheat-free chocolate and Guinness cake

Makes 1 medium cake

Marketing: Get your hands off my man cave

Ranging from a tiny spare room decked out with games machines to a vast basement of metal work tool memorabilia, man caves are the personal spaces us guys retreat to be away from women and all things girly.

Pork cheeks with sherry

Pork cheeks with sherry

Serves 4

Haggis with bashed neeps and rhubarb

Haggis with bashed neeps and rhubarb

Serves 4

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The female half of the Californian Pomplamoose duo, whom you may or may not know for their bracingly quirky covers of pop hits.

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The Prime Minister seems determined to repeat history as both farce and tragedy
Mark incorporates bergamot into his Earl of Sussex pudding

Earl of Sussex pudding

Serves 4-6

Chocolate and cranberry brownies

Chocolate and cranberry brownies

Makes 14-18 pieces

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