Domini Kemp’s joyful January recipes

Forget doom and gloom: our resident chef shares joyful, nourishing dishes to enjoy this month

This charred aubergine from Domini Kemp makes for a delicious lunch dish. Picture: Dean Carroll

Soothing soups, broths and strong flavours are what most of us seem to crave in January after being stuffed for the previous 31 days. The colder weather dictates that this lightness doesn’t come from salad leaves, but instead from heartier ingredients that can take on spices and a bit of heat.

Oxtail soup is one of my favourites but is often tainted by memories of the thick and spookily glossy, commercial varieties with no flavour ...