UK Cooking

Five Tips for the Best Ever Roast Potatoes

Katy Beskow | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

If you're going to make roast potatoes, make them right. Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a rustic flavour. Here's my top tips and favourite recipe for the ultimate roast potatoes!

Cooking and Working... It's Hard!

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

After much deliberation (and stubbornness, because I refuse to buy a food processor when I'm perfectly capable of chopping myself), here's how I think you can get creative with your cooking after a long day at work...

Are Kids in Danger of Forgetting Real Food? A New Report Suggest So

Hattie Garlick | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

What's in a name? Well, if the name is 'chicken nuggets', it could be up to 14 different ingredients, according to research published yesterday by the University of Nottingham.

Man Finds Genius Way To Ensure His Water Doesn't Boil Over

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's a moment of sheer panic: you're chilling out in the living room and you hear the sound of water boiling over coming from the kitchen. Thankful...

Can a Family Cut Out Refined Sugar for a Year?

Hattie Garlick | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)

The River Cottage Drinking Game

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Jonnie Bayfield

Firstly prepare your beverage of choice (I personally like an organic cider from a local producer) Then, on a second platter, prepare a roulette of shot's (I personally use a organic celeriac vodka).

Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken

Adam Warren | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Warren

I've been working on this recipe for quite some time as I wanted to get it just right, not only for you guys but for myself too! This is because I absolutely adore Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken.

This Hogwarts Is Made Entirely Out Of Gingerbread

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a Harry Potter fan with a sweet tooth, you're about to be very, very impressed. A skilled baker has made Hogwarts School of Witchcraft a...

10 Tips For Doing Christmas Dinner On The Cheap With The Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

‘Tis the season for some festive fun with the squad before heading back to Mum & Dad’s for the Christmas season. Creating a Christmas Dinner f...

How To Tie Meat With String For A Perfect Roast Every Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered why expensive meat tends to come with string tied around it? Well it's for a very good reason. As meat cooks it expands and juices ru...

How To Cook Fish Without Leaving A Smell

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than the lingering smell of fish after it's been cooked. Thankfully the team from HooplaHa have devised a quick and easy life...

Why Cooking With Vegetable Oil Could Increase Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cooking with vegetable oil releases chemicals largely associated with cancer and other diseases, research suggests. In a string of experiments, sci...

How To Make The Perfect Cheese Toastie (According To Science)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing quite beats a cheese toastie on a cold winter's day - especially when it's made with crunchy bread and warm, soft cheese. And now, thanks ...

Bellissimo Pizza Recipe

John Hibbs | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

Cooking helps your little one to learn about following instructions, sequencing and develops their patience. Today we used our motor skills to mix together and roll out our ingredients. We were all impressed with the final product!

10 Seriously Easy Halloween Recipes To Make With Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Parents

Making some of these spooky treats will take your Halloween party or family dinner to a new level. The recipes are relatively quick to put together...

How To Pit Olives In Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Olives are a fantastic antipasti, but if you're adding them to sauces or salads, you definitely don't want to be biting into a hard pit. Thankfully...

5 Rules That Help Make Cooking Fun For Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents

Picture small children in a kitchen. If you’re a parent, your first reaction is likely to be ‘uh-oh’. There’s the danger they might hurt thems...

How To Cut A Pineapple Without Wasting Half The Fruit

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In our oh-so-humble opinion, fresh pineapple is way tastier than anything you can buy pre-prepared. But we have to admit, chopping up pineapples so...

Great British Bake Off 2015: How To Make Game Pie

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For Victorian Week on the Great British Bake Off, contestants had to muddle their way through recipes inspired by the past. Mary Berry even dug ou...

I Don't Get 'The Great British Bake Off'

Kate Plummer | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Plummer

For months now I have been bullied and pressured by my peers into doing something I had no previous interest in doing. Something that would drain my time, leave me confined to the sofa gaping gormlessly into space, something that in all likelihood would give me the munchies. I am talking, of course, about the Great British Bake Off.

'Fast' Food

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

The idea behind these meals is to minimise prep time; have all your pots and pans ready to go; the kettle boiled; and to cook the food in intense spices and herbs so that you can inject flavour into your meal fast. There are, however, hidden pitfalls for the amateur cook.

19 Cookie Cutters That Are Doomed To Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Ah, cookie cutters. A way of making boring old biscuits a bit more interesting. There's nothing wrong with that, except with these cookie cutters. ...

How To Remove Beetroot Stains From Your Hands After Cooking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing brightens up a salad like beetroot, but it also tends to stain our hands when we cook with it. While purple may be a nice colour for food,...

You've Been Chopping Onions All Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Chopped onions are great for adding flavour and texture to food - whether it's in casseroles, pizzas, curries or tarts. But even though onion is su...

This Is The Fastest Way To Cook Pasta. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's shaped like shells, bows or regular spaghetti, nothing says comfort food like a big old bowl of pasta. If (like us) you love eating pa...