Winter Warmers | Recipes for a Cold Winter’s Night


After a fairly tepid November, it seems to have suddenly got really rather chilly. Which is perfect if, like us, you like nothing better than lighting a fire and enjoying some delicious comfort food on a cold winter’s night. Here are some of our favourite recipes all discovered via the wonders of pinterest…

French Onion Soup - Raymond Blanc - Humphrey Munson Blog - Winter Warmer

When it comes to soup for the winter months, Raymond Blanc’s French Onion Soup is the stuff of legends. The recipe is available from his website, it is absolutely delicious! Caramelising the onions for 30 minutes can be a bit of a faff, but the end result is so worthwhile. A great recipe for a new year’s eve starter as you can make it ahead and simply reheat along with the toasted cheese croutons.

Braised Short Ribs with Cheddar Potato Perogies - Humphrey Munson Blog - Winter Warmers

Ok, so this recipe for braised red wine short ribs with cheddar potato perogies looks absolutely delicious. Perogies (or pierogies) are a Polish dumpling which you can either buy ready made or make yourself. Short ribs are a lesser known cut typically reserved for BBQs and for one of the best kept butcher secrets do pay a visit to Tom Hixson of Smithfield who sell the very finest quality Australian grain fed short ribs. This recipe is from Half Baked Harvest – an incredible online resource of delicious recipes by Tieghan Gerard.

Lamb Meatballs - Sabrina Ghayour - Humphrey Munson Blog - Winter Warmer

For something with some lovely warming herbs and spices you must try these Persian lamb meatballs featured in Delicious Magazine by Sabrina Ghayour. Her book Persiana – voted Best New Cookbook by the Observer is the perfect gift for foodies as it’s packed with inspiring recipes that are delicious and simple.


These Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls are absolutely perfect for a mid-week meal. Quick, delicious and fragrant – your kitchen is going to smell incredible. The recipe is from a Pinch of Yum whose Shakshuka recipe we featured earlier this year.

Pappardelle Fennel Crispy Pork Belly Rich Spicy Red Wine Sauce - Humphrey Munson Blog - Winter Warmer

Katie Quinn Davies is one of our absolute favourite food photographers and stylists. Her posts on What Katie Ate are world-renowned and she has a number of brilliant cookbooks under her belt. This recipe for pappardelle with fennel infused crispy pork belly and a rich and spicy red wine sauce is simply the perfect winter warmer.

Image credits: 1 – French Onion Soup, 2 – Braised Short Ribs with Cheddar Perogies, 3 – Persian Lamb Meatballs, 4 – Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls, 5 – Pappardelle with Fennel infused Pork Belly.

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