The June climate across the UK has been stormy to say the least, both in the meteorological and metaphorical sense. Fortunately, just when we we were all in desperate need of a little comfort, our fantastic chefs and bloggers came up trumps with a few hearty new offerings. Louise Robinson's fiercely seasonal Gooseberry pie with apple and elderflower made hiding indoors from the rain significantly more bearable, while Francesco Mazzei's Tartufo di Pizzo, a chocolate and hazelnut ice cream bomb, provided comfort in perfect proportions. For bigger appetites Victoria Glass' Cheddar stovies recipe was enough to drag our attention away from BBC News for five minutes, Steven Doherty's Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with bacon-fried peas (served on a mound of minted mash) had us actively looking forward to bad weather weekends and Peter Joseph brought the heat to our dinner tables that was so sadly lacking in most UK weather reports with his spicy Keralan chicken curry recipe. We loved this dish so much we were keen to know more, and luckily the chef was willing to take us on a journey to Kerala with him to explore the region's way of cooking.