Twinkling kitchen lights with windows steaming beckon you in, the smell of dinner coming from the oven, warmth thawing your frosty fingertips. Winter stews and casseroles with their rich, earthy flavours from slow-cooked sweet onions and aromatic bay are the perfect dish to warm us at this time of year.
A pot so heavy it takes all your might to remove from the oven. Filled with promise. Deep walnut brown gravy with meat and bones submerged below, ready to be gnawed and slurped. This is food that waits patiently for you, blipping away in the cavity of the oven adding the final ingredient, time.