Meet Dayashankar Sharma, or Chef Sharma as most people call him, head chef of South Woodford’s Grand Trunk Road. Since 2016 Chef Sharma and co-founder Rajesh Suri have been recreating the dishes that can be found along a 2,000-mile road which stretches from Bangladesh to Afghanistan. The result? Stunning dishes which shine a light on some of India’s more regional classics. Despite Chef Sharma and Grand Trunk Road winning several awards this restaurant still remains a bit of a hidden gem, but with delicious dishes like the these below and more on the Great British Chefs website we can’t see it staying a secret for too much longer.

Piccolo tomato tart by Pascal Aussignac


tomato tart with a twist. Although being classed as a fruit, not many of us would think to enjoy tomatoes in a dessert. Well think again, as this recipe by Pascal Aussignac uses gorgeous Piccolo cherry tomatoes in a way which can be enjoyed as either a starter or a pudding thanks to a sweet pastry, a sweetened tomato compote and a caramelised top. There’s also an interesting flavour of eucalyptus running through the tart – we bet you can’t guess which ingredient Pascal uses to achieve this taste!

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