UK Cooking

The Best Street Food In London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Over the past week I've discovered three amazing places to eat in Central London, without spending a fortune. The key to all of them - they all serve street food and are great options as the sun starts to make a regular appearance.

Jalapeño Poppers

Charlotte Harling | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Harling

Sure you can buy a version of these fiery bites from the supermarket and stick them in the oven, but seriously, these are so much better, cheaper and you'll know exactly what's in them. This recipe makes 18, which would be just enough for me on my own - they're really that good.

Greek Roast Lamb

Linda Duffin | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Easter means lamb to me and it's a big favourite at Portly HQ but with spring in the offing I'm looking for something brighter and fresher-tasting than a traditional Sunday roast. Nor do I want to spend all day faffing in the kitchen when I can be catching up on the family's news whilst quaffing unseemly amounts of wine.

How To Peel A Boiled Egg (And Simultaneously Blow Minds) With Just A Glass Of Water

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Boiled eggs are the unsung superheroes of the egg world. Until, that is, you have to peel them. To keep everyone's sanity in check, one smart ...

How To Make The Perfect BLT Using A #BaconWeave

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As far as sandwiches go, it doesn't get much better than the classic BLT. But while it may be delicious beyond belief, the BLT has some undeniable...

These Easter #BakingFails Will Make You Cry (With Laughter)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With lambs, chicks and bunnies for inspiration, Easter is the perfect time to create cute looking bakes, like this one: A photo posted by Love M...

'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 14.04.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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 07.04.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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.