Pounded walnuts and Parmesan paste

Serves 4

Grate expectations: Skye Gyngell serves up her favourite Parmesan recipes

Pasta, polenta, honey, vinegar... you name it, a chunk of decent Parmesan will transform it into a meal fit for a queen, says Skye Gyngell

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Serves 4

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Serves 4-6

Wild thing: Hix's salmon and trout surprises

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Serves 4

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