Recipes

21 years of chillies

Last year I 'retired' from West Dean's Chilli Fiesta, the oldest and biggest UK celebration of the hot, cult, rainbow-coloured gastro-pods. I've been cooking there since the beginning in 1995, so I thought that 20 years was enough. This year, however, I have been asked back as a guest and so here are my recipes for my two dems. It will be strange, just turning up and not overseeing all the preparations, and I am looking forward to it.

My recipes are a mix of old and new, past favourites and fresh ideas. I hope that you will like them, and remember, you can make them as hot or mild as you like through your choice of chilli.