New Zealand is known for its Middle Earth-inspiring beauty, Maori culture and passion for rugby more than for its food. Yet the endless swaths of farmland and 8,700 miles of coastline mean that meat and seafood feature strongly, and popular national dishes include roast lamb, oysters, and fish and chips.
Food waste costs the average person in the UK £200 every year. We throw away a whopping 19% of food we buy, which adds up to 7 million tonnes per annum according to campaigners Love Food Hate Waste
It's Mother's Day this weekend, which usually means one thing. Dad is In Charge. Millions of dads across the country will be breaking into a light sweat at the thought of 8 hours entertaining and arguing over snacks and meal times.
I call it a gel, he calls it a purée, but in any case he has generously allowed me to share the method with you ... the rest of this recipe is mine and any blame can't be laid at James's door. I may have got a bit carried away: it's a bit of a faff if you complete all the steps but I'd like to think the end result is worth it.
Italians are rigidly traditional when it comes to what, when and how to eat and drink. And surprisingly, some of the most popular worldwide 'Italian' food and beverages won't be found anywhere on a menu in Italy.
Spring is here! Don't you just love seeing everything starting to 'wake up'? From the blossom in the trees, to breathing in warmer air - I feel like I am waking up too. I start migrating towards the light; I am up earlier looking for the sunrise. An attraction similar to that of the plants, I guess; buds and leaves breaking through to absorb more light.
Most of us have heard about Berlin's legendary nightlife. Walking through this soggy city I feel like its reputation precedes it somewhat, and I wonder if every dour building under the grey and overcast sky might contain some weird and whacky alcohol-fuelled dungeon. I'm sure there are plenty of other bloggers out there who will dive into that scene far more deeply than I have time for.
Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day with my delicious matcha tea and vanilla green-themed doughnuts! These awesome treats are a healthier baked alternative to deep fried doughnuts and they don't compromise on taste or texture. Finished with an easy icing glaze, you will have a blast decorating these with your favourite designs. You are going to need a doughnut tray which you can find fairly easily online or in your local cook shop.
We won't become complacent. As England's largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, all the money we generate is ploughed back into our services so we will continue to improve the facilities at both our retirement villages and our care homes for the benefit of all older people.
Celebrating this diversity, Mayor Sadiq Khan's recent social media initiative has called on foodies to share their #MyLondonDish as a way of showcasing the myriad of cuisines and cultures intertwined across the thousands of restaurants, cafés, shops, street stalls and markets. I have far too many favourites to name just the one dish, so here's rounding up a fair few which pay homage to London's global food scene...
I've found myself making a lot of slow-cooked Sunday roasts recently. Apart from the bit where you have to get up early to get them in the oven in time, they're such a fuss-free way of providing a generous lunch, giving you more time to enjoy the company of friends and family. This porky version has the added advantage of quite stupendous crackling.
Unless you're dropping some serious cash on a diamond encrusted wedding dress, it's a pretty safe bet that food and drink will be the biggest slice of your wedding budget. And so it should be - food and drink are essential to you and your guests having a great time, and setting the tone for the day.
The fact of the matter is if your diet is set up properly and you meet your daily calorie and macro needs cheat meals aren't necessary. It's all about balance, if your diet includes foods you love there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, you just have to account for it.
While the cuisine generally involves little meat except pork, a large part of the basic diet is fish, mussels, crabs and lobster. Not knowing much else about Fijian food, I was unsure what vegetarian dishes would be easily available and what the quality of them would be
To celebrate Hotel Chocolat's new vegan Easter range, I wanted to make a cheesecake with flavours that compliment the praline egglets, hazelnut truffles and of course the beautiful quinoa puff easter egg & adorable dark chocolate rabbit.
This easy slow cooked pie is worth the wait with beef that is falling apart and packed with flavour. Served with potato, bacon, mushrooms and ale, it is topped with store bought puff pastry to mop up the juicy sauce.