About Alastair Hendy

Alastair Hendy is the author of Home Cook and has previously written and cooked for The Sunday Times. He has contributed to You Magazine, Mail on Sunday, Guardian Weekend, and Waitrose Food Illustrated. He launched and edited the food pages of Red magazine, worked for the food and lifestyle magazines Eat it and Live It, and served as the food editor of Livingetc. @alastairhendy

A whole asparagus tart on a piece of parchment paper.

Asparagus Tart

If spring had a taste, we dare say it’d be this simple yet sophisticated tart with its cheese custard, shatteringly crisp phyllo crust, and row after row of spring spears.

A small white bowl filled with chicken-pea shoot salad.

Chicken-Pea Shoot Salad

An ardent pea shoot aficionado divulges her favorite bling come spring–a simple, sprightly salad that flaunts the sweeter side of these cute, curly shoots.

A white plate with a mound of cannellini bean salad and a bunch of grape tomatoes on the vine.

Cannellini Bean Salad

Roasting grape tomatoes intensifies their flavor and makes them all the more enticing in this anytime-of-year vegetarian tapas.