UK Cooking

'Masterchef' - Not for the Faint-Hearted

Charlotte Harling | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Harling

Rather appropriately, I was cooking an aged rib eye when I got the phone call from the production team. I jumped up and down on the spot for a minute before grabbing a big wine glass which was filled and emptied in record time.

How To Cut A Whole Chicken Like A Pro

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Buying a whole chicken rather than individual breast and thigh pieces is usually better value for money. So if the effort of cutting up a whole bir...

This Insane Cake Is Real And Here's How You Can Make It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A beautifully surprising cake recipe from How To Cook That is gaining millions of views because of a secret that is only revealed when the cake is cut...

Roasted Root Veggies

Layne Lieberman | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Most root vegetables are available year round, but the peak season is fall through spring, with the exception of beets, which taste best during summer through fall. However, turnips and rutabagas taste best during the winter months.

This 'Smart' Grill Cooks A Perfect Rare Steak Every Time

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech

The Cinder is a smart grill in every sense of the word and one that comes with a bold claim, it'll not only cook the perfect rare steak, but it'll kee...

Is it Wood Pulp, Cow Dung or Orchid Fruit? What ARE You Putting in Your Bakes??

Judith Lewis | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

While I have always used vanilla extract, I have never given it much thought. It was something that was always a part of every cake, cookie, cupcake, brownie and loaf but not something I ever thought much about. Vanilla was just something I included because the cookbook told me to.

Disfrutar, Barcelona - An Evening of Magic and Theatre From Former elBulli Michelin-Starred Chefs

Chloe Gunning | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

There was plenty of magic in the process of receiving and tasting each course. However, this was just the first stage. It was heightened further by watching others receive their food, and gauging their delight and surprise.

Can You Cook With Fairy Liquid?

Colin McQuistan | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

I was round my friend's house and saw this by the sink and was all like "I bet Fairly Liquid is a much underused cooking ingredient" and that was all the inspiration I needed for another incredible food adventure!

A Guide to Easter Food and Wine Pairings

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

In my first post I told you about four rules for masterful food and wine matching. If you haven't yet had a chance to put these into practice, I'm about to provide a bit more context by focussing specifically on tastes that find their way onto our tables at Easter.

This Is How To Boil An Inside Out Egg

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech

Eggs with toast soldiers might be the staple breakfast of many, but the fact remains that it's getting old. We've seen it all before. Eggs, as they sa...

Rockin' Raw Raspberry Pie

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a sweet tooth or looking forward to a delicious dessert to complete a healthy meal but with science now telling us sugar may actually be worse than salt for raising blood pressure, it makes good sense to try and find recipes that deliver healthier but still delicious desserts, some of which may even be completely sugar-free.

Five Reasons to Take Cooking Classes as an Adult

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Cooking classes were fun to take as a kid because they made you seem more grown-up. Also, it was a really good excuse to make a mess in the kitchen an...

V Word... Variety this Valentines...

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

There's nothing more romantic than reminiscing about a special moment or event that has meaning to your relationship. The traditional dinner for two is also an obvious choice, being wined and dined, but in reality, romance is often forced into a jam-packed restaurant and over-priced.

This Hob Has Virtual Flames

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech

Samsung has unveiled its new state-of-the-art kitchen appliances including an induction hob which has virtual flames. The induction hob is fast bec...

How To Make A Cheese Toastie With Cauliflower (And No Bread)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to cut down on the amount of bread and pasta you're eating, cauliflower can be a great low-carb alternative. You can even make a c...

The Secret To Peeling Garlic Like A Pro

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fellow foodies: if this cooking hack from Sal Governale's grandma doesn't make peeling garlic less hellish, we don't know what will. All you need ...

How To Make A 'Stonking' Yorkshire Pudding

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With National Yorkshire Pudding Day just around the corner (1 February, guys), we thought it would be rude not to share this tasty how-to video. He...

Why I'm Working to Become the Greatest Chinese Chef of All Time

Robbie Knox | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

When the Huffington Post asked me, a 37-year-old married father of two, if I wanted to enter a cooking competition to win a trip to Hong Kong with a 25-year-old girl I'd never met, it was a real no-brainer. I'm confident that in no way would my wife go ballistic if I jogged off to the other side of the world leaving her with two pre-school kids to look after, so I signed up on the spot.

Veganism: Why Fake It?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

So as each and every one of you will know, this month has been Veganuary - a 31 day long promise to the birds and bees and cows and pigs and sheep and prawns and former racehorses that for the duration of January 2015 I will comply with a more compassionate lifestyle that diminishes their need to suffer.

How To Peel A Boiled Egg In 10 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Food lovers: is there a better way to start Breakfast Week than with some boiled egg wizardry? If you're tired of spending a gazillion hours prizi...

We're Helping You Have a Healthier, Happier 2015!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We've all made promises to eat better at some point or another, but this time we're going to help you kick-start your healthier 2015 - with 10 great recipes from Jamie and his talented friends.

What Does Healthy Look Like

Tess Ward | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Ward

For a start you can throw the calorie counter out of the window if health is the goal. What we are talking here is food that is high in vital vitamins and minerals that allow the body to function properly.

There's Always Tomorrow

Baukjen de Swaan Arons | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Baukjen de Swaan Arons

I'm a firm believer that being positive is always a bigger win, personally and professionally, than being negative. Looking on the bright side, seeing the glass half full, trusting that every cloud has a silver lining - they may well feel like clichés but they fundamentally lie at the heart of the way I choose to live.

This Blind Woman Wows YouTube With Her Cooking Skills

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Does cooking anything without the help of the microwave feel like too much effort after a long day at the office? Try chopping onions when you can...

Cold Spice: Using Seasoning to Stay Healthy This Winter

Ella Jameson | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Jameson

Few things convey the arrival of the festive season as well as the smell of spices; from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg, these scents are synonymous with Christmas. Unfortunately, cold and flu season goes hand in hand with the winter festivities, with December and January being the months when infections are most prevalent.