UK Cooking

Good on the Pocket and on the Stomach - Indian Food is Tasty and Economical!

Bini Ludlow | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bini Ludlow

It is the general consensus that cooking Indian food is an expensive pastime and while I can understand how it can be perceived that way, I would actually argue that it is one of the best cuisines for economical eating.

Cakes Now Come In A Spray Can

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech

We know what you're thinking: 'What has technology done for you lately?' Yes, there are new phones and games, new apps and mysteries, but nothing that...

Baking With Small Children

Natasha Batsford | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

It's a testament to my optimistic nature, the triumph of imagination over reality, but somehow I forget that baking with a two year old is a really stupid idea.

Poorna Bell

How This Famous Chef Manages His Work-Life Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're about to see a lot more of chef Marcus Wareing, who replaces Michel Roux Jr in the Autumn series of Masterchef: The Professionals. Wareing, ...

The Best Flour for Gluten-Free Baking

Jules Clancy | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

I've discovered some intriguing guilt-free desserts such as paleo brownies, vanilla cupcakes that actually contain cannellini beans, and a new variation on the traditional blueberry muffin. The greatest discovery, though, was a new flour that I now consider one of my very favourites. It's low GI (glycemic) and gluten-free: coconut flour.

Eight of the Healthiest Cooking Methods

Sian Breslin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Did you know the combination of high heat and fat/oil can generate toxic substances which are harmful to our health or that water diminishes Vitamins B and C and fat reduces Vitamin A, D, E and K? These are my top healthy cooking methods. There are eight of them - challenge yourself to try a different one each day this week.

Stopping the Complaining Habit

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

When it's too hot, we complain, too wet, we complain, too cold, we complain, too windy, we complain. Complain, Complain, Complain... We complain about the weather, life, health, people... We all do it. Complaining comes quite naturally to us, doesn't it? Sometimes we don't even realise we're doing it.

Poorna Bell

What Do Chefs Like To Eat On Their Day Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Who: Shelina Permalloo, Masterchef winner, author, TV chef and HuffPost UK blogger What Shelina likes to eat: On my day off - if I'm at home - ...

Who Are All These People Washing Chickens?

Christina Kenny | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

Chickens are ALREADY clean! we raved. It's not like the bird, once plucked, is allowed out to roll around in the dirt one last time! Chickens aren't carrots - they're not sprayed with pesticides prior to sale! What are you LIKE, you crazy chicken washers?!

Why You Should Stop Washing Raw Chicken (Yes, Really)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many people wash raw chicken before cooking in a bid to reduce the spread of bacteria. But, according to health experts, the practice could be causing...

Poorna Bell

10 Things Come Dine With Me Has Taught Us About Dinner Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All dinner parties are not created equally, and it can take real skill to intuitively understand what might make your guests uncomfortable, what to di...

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

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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!

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen - New Recruits

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Over 10 years ago now Jamie Oliver had an idea that he could take 15 young people who had no formal training in cooking and over the period of a year teach them all to be top class Chefs. Jamie believes that anyone can cook...

Everyone Can Cook!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

This week we welcomed 'A Girl Called Jack' (Monroe) to the Food Tube family. Jack made her name as a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. With her immense resourcefulness, she tightened her apron strings and threw flour in the face of adversity. Check out her Food Tube debut

Food Revolution Day 2014 #FRD2014

Danny McCubbin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Someone said to me in the office the other day that perhaps in the future people will look back at this time in history and compare our current obesity crisis as the same way that we now view the harm that smoking cigarettes causes. "Why did we not do more about educating our children about good food and how to cook it?" we might be saying.

A Dozen of My Best Cooking Skills

Sian Breslin | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The key to making great food, keeping your family healthy and enjoying yourself in the kitchen is by getting some key cooking skills down. Why not try some of my 12 key skills to start. Practice makes perfect!

Food Tube Family Favourite Launches Her Own Channel

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

An alumni of Jamie Oliver's first Fifteen program, Kerryann learnt to cook on a budget as a child and has carried her good value, good food ethos trough to feeding her own children. Now she is sharing her recipes with you.

Won't Cook, Won't Cook

Nick Abbot | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nick Abbot

This is weird because the only programmes on television that are not traipsing around looking at homes that people aren't going to buy, are those showing viewers how to prepare dinner.

Cooking for Good Down Under

Danny McCubbin | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

It was great to be back in Australia and to experience that good old fashioned Aussie warmth - both from the sun and the people. 80 people booked for our pop up supper club and we raised a substantial amount of money for the apprentice programme.

Spaghetti Island, Somewhere in the Outer Hebrides

Fi Bird | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK
Fi Bird

Don't be greedy, leave some seaweed for others to enjoy too. There is an increasing number of artisan purveyors of seaweed to supply the hard working, landlocked or both.

Eight Clever Substitutes for Going Gluten-Free

Jules Clancy | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

Recently we experimented with going gluten-free for a month. The good news is that really it wasn't as difficult as you'd think. By approaching it from a 'let's focus on what we can eat' mindset, there are so many clever options that don't include gluten or rely on expensive commercial 'gluten-free' substitutes.

Easy Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Flapjack Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

If I see one more creme egg brownie picture in my facebook feed I'll scream. It's time to break out, try something new. I know they're good, I know. But a change is as good as a rest. And these babies are a little less guilt inducing. They've got oats in them for goodness sake. Slow release carbs combined with an Eastery sugar fix.

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

How to Get Your Kids into Cooking

Fiona Hamilton-Fairley | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hamilton-Fairley

In my work with young children I'm often asked what you can do to keep kids interested and make cooking fun for them, the good news is it is possible! Therefore I thought it would only be right to share some tips with parents on how to get your kids into cooking and enjoying good fresh delicious food .

In My Kitchen... Sea Salted Honeycomb Butter

Eleanor Maidment | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Maidment

Honey butter. I predict you'll hear about this heavenly combination a lot in 2014. I was first alerted to the revelation when, after falling head over heels for the cornbread at The Lockhart (a dapper new joint in Marylebone), I asked the chef how it was made.