Thanks for visiting thyme-and-envy, the online home of my favourite recipes and general food-related ramblings.

I've been lucky enough to eat at many Michelin starred restaurants but it's simple food cooked with amazing ingredients that gets me really excited. The recipes you’ll find here are the things I love to eat - classic dishes treated with a little love, care and attention to make them really special.

I hope thyme-and-envy will inspire you to cook great food too, just remember to leave room for dessert!

Paul Phillips

Paul graduated with Distinction from The Ashburton Chefs Academy, part of the UK's leading cookery school.  He also writes for their online newsletter and is a member of the Guild of Food Writers.

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
— Joan Gussow