About Sarah Raven

Sarah Raven

Sarah Raven is a cook, gardener, and writer. She teaches gardening and cooking courses from her farm in the UK’s East Sussex. She has appeared on BBC 2’s Gardeners’ World and Bees, Butterflies and Blooms and has contributed to The Daily Telegraph and Country Living. She’s the author of nearly a dozen books, including The Cutting Garden and Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook. Raven is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. @sarahravensgarden

A whole peeled pear in an opened piece of parchment with star anise and cardamom in a blue baking dish.

Pear Parcels with Star Anise

Infused with spice, suffused with booze, and wrapped oh so neatly, this last course makes quite the lovely gift for guests to unwrap.