Why Your Lunch Is More Political Than You Might Think

Kathy Slack | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

And it struck me - a plate of food is not just a plate of food. It is representative of an almost infinite list of political issues. And that means that when we sit down to eat or cook or grow food, we aren't just fuelling our bodies, we are making surprisingly political choices.

How Many Vegans? One of the Fastest Growing Lifestyle Movements

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

For the last decade, The Vegan Society has been asked on a weekly basis how many vegans there are, and all we've been able to say in recent years was that we thought numbers would probably have doubled since 2006. On occasion, I've also replied that everyone eats vegan food on a daily basis, but that vegans just eat a little more plant-based than others.

Kelis Returns To Her Culinary Roots (And There's Not A Milkshake In Sight)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over Milkshake, Kelis has swapped the stage for a skillet - and she's cooking up a storm. Growing up, the singer-songwriter was always destin...

Annabel Karmel On Why Mums Make The Best Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Parents

Mumpreneur is a term that divides opinion, but Annabel Karmel sees it as badge of honour, as she believes mothers develop certain skills which make th...

Crab Tostadas And Enfrijoladas: Mexican Recipes For The Weekend

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mexican food (and we're talking the authentic stuff, NOT Chiquitos) is one of our all-time favourites. The aromatic ingredients, colourful present...

Easy Lemon Button Biscuits Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

My Nanna was a bespoke tailoress. She has tried to teach me to sew and knit over the years but I seem to have haberdasher's dyslexia. I miss stitches, misunderstand patterns, forget crucial knots and stages... These days, this is as close to sewing as I get and my are they things of beauty. Dainty button-shaped biscuits, zesty, pretty, rich and beautiful.

Cupcakes and Barbies... Fish Pie? OH MY!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We are beaming with pride and buzzing with excitement for the launch of our three fabulous Food Tube Books with the loveable Kerryann, gorgeous Cupcake Jemma and radonkulous DJ BBQ!

Review of 'Matt Tebbutt's Guilty Pleasures'

V.C. Linde | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The book is broken down into different ingredient sections with everything from marmite to cola & lemonade getting its own time in the spotlight. Sections that you might think would be all savoury or sweet contain a mixture of both showing how inventive you can be with everyday recipes. The Cream Cheese section is especially brilliant.

Review of 'Burgers & Sliders' by Miranda Ballard

V.C. Linde | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Burgers have become a regular on menus and in supermarkets but it can be hard to get hold of really good quality ones - making your own is a great way to get healthy, tasty meals every time and this book is full of amazing recipes and interesting combinations.

TV Dinners vs. TV Chefs and the Curious Mating Habits of Bottle-Nosed Dolphins

Patrick Drake | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Drake

The men in white coats took 100 recipes from the most popular celebrity cookbooks and laid them alongside 100 randomly selected brand name ready meals, then went to town on them with their slide rules. The conclusion to this culinary Pepsi Challenge was that on almost all nutritional counts, from fat to fibre and everything in between, the ready meals came out on top.

Review of 'Sud de France' By Caroline Conran

V.C. Linde | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Sud de France is as much a foodie travelog as it is a cookbook, there are lots of notes about the region which is wonderfully written and interesting to read. The familiarity that Conran has with this area of France shines through, the insight is thorough and while reading you feel that you have seen and tasted the area.

Review of 'Pitt Cue Co. The Cookbook'

V.C. Linde | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

This is a really innovative cookbook and so a lot of the recipes are quite unusual, they have tackled this brilliantly and each recipes has a note with it that either explains why a particular ingredient was chosen, where the idea came from or why it works so well.

Review of 'Pâtisserie at Home' by Will Torrent

V.C. Linde | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

There is a really sensible progression through the cookbook so that you 'learn' as you go along. A lot of the recipes need a good bit of prep work but there are enough that can be made quickly when you need a sugar hit. Also while many of the ideas are complicated or require practiced skills they are well explained and worth trying out.

Review of 'Manly Food' by Simon Cave

V.C. Linde | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Obviously, as a woman it's possible that I could be a little put off my a cookbook called Manly Food but as Cave sets it up at the very beginning as "hearty, bold, adventurous and downright greedy" it's clear that gender has nothing to do with it (I'm certainly both hearty and greedy...)

Review of 'Ginger Pig: Farmhouse Cook Book' by Tim Wilson & Fran Warde

V.C. Linde | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

In the introduction Tim Wilson tells the story of Ginger Pig which is both inspirational and also really funny. I am a huge fan of the Ginger Pig shops and the Hackney branch was my usual butcher while I lived in London, so I can testify to how good their produce is.

Delia Got It Wrong: I Am a Master Chef

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

Last week, cooking legend Delia Smith made some rather bold claims in the Radio Times; suggesting that people can't cook anymore and that TV shows such as MasterChef are intimidating, rather than inspirational. As an amateur home cook, food lover and cookery show watcher, I beg to differ.

Review of 'The Forager's Kitchen' by Fiona Bird

V.C. Linde | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The Forager's Kitchen is a very different approach than most other cookbooks and so it can take a little time to get your head around but it is both thrifty and a lovely alternative to the usual recipes that you see.

Review of 'A Suitcase and a Spatula' by Tori Haschka

V.C. Linde | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Originally from Australia Tori Haschka moved to London and her love of travel and food spawned a well-loved blog that has finally become a book. Each dish in A Suitcase and a Spatula has a note beside it explaining where the inspiration comes from.

Review of 'Cook it Raw', Edited by Alessandro Porcelli

V.C. Linde | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Cook it Raw doesn't have a set of recipes to follow through but will show you how to see ingredients differently, look at the food you are eating and the environment where it came from. The book is beautifully written and visually stunning, a lovely read and a great source of inspiration.

Review of 'The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook' by Sarah Mayor

V.C. Linde | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The introduction to The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook is a background to the Yeo Valley Farm, it's not hugely related to recipes but beautifully written and lovely to read.

Review of 'Little Leons' Cookbooks

V.C. Linde | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
V.C. Linde

Little Leons - Henry Dimbleby, Kay Plunkett-Hogge, Claire Ptak & John Vincent Conran - 2013 Photography: Georgia Glynn Smith The Little Leons are ...

Review of 'The Vegetarian Pantry' by Chloe Coker & Jane Montgomery

V.C. Linde | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The Vegetarian Pantry - Chloe Coker & Jane Montgomery Ryland Peters & Small - 2013 The Vegetarian Pantry wants to show both vegetarians and meat eate...

Review of 'Retro Cakes and Cookies' by Wendy Sweetser

V.C. Linde | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

Retro Cakes and Cookies - Wendy Sweetser Cico Books - 2013 Photography: Stuart West Retro Cakes and Cookies contains mainly British and American reci...

Review of 'What Katie Ate' by Katie Quinn Davies

V.C. Linde | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

What Katie Ate is a perfect example of a cookbook that makes you want to head straight to the kitchen. This would make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves food, but make sure you get a copy for yourself as well...

Review of 'The Medicinal Chef' by Dale Pinnock

V.C. Linde | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

The Medicinal Chef has some really tasty recipes and the ideas behind Pinnock's way of eating is both exciting and easy to use. The idea is not to replace medicine but to help the body, make you stronger and compliment any pharmacological medication. A balance of diet, lifestyle and medication rather than going for all-or-nothing.