Award winning food writer Simon Hopkinson shares his passion and expertise, as he creates truly delicious meals. Drawing on his years of professional experience, Simon shows how food fit for a restaurant table can be made at home. With useful tips and tricks of the trade Simon demonstrates how to make a delicious yet simple pasta dish, scallops in a white butter sauce, his famous salad nicoise, a fantastic coq au vin and an irresistible sticky toffee pudding. Across the series Simon will guide us through which ingredients he can't live without. In this episode Simon shares his love for Italian porcini mushrooms and anchovies.