After bringing home some locally sourced chicken thighs from our nearby farm shop, it felt only right to treat them in the way they were intended: lavishly filled with flavour and shared with friends.
And so a casserole of chicken, mushroom and cider came to being, thanks to the River Cottage Everyday cookbook by the seasonal champion himself, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – a master of all that is natured, nurtured and straight-down-the-line delicious.
A new addition to my bookshelf, but one that I’ve endeavoured to work my way through for the next seven days!
Sitting alongside a generous helping of the new season’s kale and a buttery, creamy mash, this dish has the power to warm not just the body but the soul – and when eaten in the company of close friends, it made it all the more delicious.
Tempting, isn’t it!