Autumn blues? Time for Broccoli, Gruyère & Chorizo Soup! (BBC Good Food feature! Yay!)

Recipe here!

The Chirpy Chef

I’d always assumed that if I were ever to grace BBC Good Food’s Share Your Recipe section, it would make perfect sense to do so in its annual Christmas edition (C for Christmas Nut was part of my 30 before 30 alphabet in pictures, and for good reason). And so… lo and behold!

In need of a warming autumn soup? Then look no further! Full story in this month’s issue!


1tbsp yellow mustard seeds
1tbsp fennel seeds
150g chorizo, skin removed, cut into cubes
1tbsp rapeseed oil
1 onion, chopped
1.5 litres chicken stock
2 heads of broccoli (approx 800g), cut into florets
150g Gruyère, grated
3tbsp double cream

  1. Dry-fry the mustard and fennel seeds over a medium heat until the mustard seeds start to pop. Using a pestle and mortar, grind the seeds to a fine powder.
  2. In a large saucepan…

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