Europe's diverse mix of cultures, traditions and climate has given rise to a unique range of produce which span across all food groups. From meat to fruit and herbs to wine, there are thousands of products we are proud to call our own. Techniques can often be traced back over centuries where methods have been handed down from generation to generation, ensuring that they remain of the highest calibre and that quality never falters. Our passion for food has also translated into an impressive portfolio of dishes and cuisines. Simple plates of food with the fewest of ingredients and the need for... minimal intervention can be produced in next to nothing. Yet bolder flavours and unusual condiments can also lead to inspiration for more adventurous gastronomic affairs. It is in this vein that we hope to whet your appetite: to explore and learn from all that Europe has to offer. Each recipe is centred around a product, which is first explored in its European context before setting out a simple step by step dish. So enjoy with us a traditional favourite or why not have a go at something a bit more avant-garde?