UK Cooking

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 18.12.2014 | 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.

Can Changing How You Cook Save Your Life?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Food is an intrinsic part of Nigerian culture and family life. Nonetheless, we must protect our mothers, our children, and our environment, from the harmful effects of household air pollution and inefficient fuels. This may mean a move away from the traditional firewood stoves that impart the traditional flavours that we all enjoy.

We Will Eat at the Table Tonight!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

In my house I am made to feel like the biggest nag in the world suggesting a family dinner round the table - by all five of my men! My two eldest tell me that 'it's boring' sitting at the table. My four year old contests just because that seems the thing to do and hey, if his big brothers are saying it then it must be right.

Recipe Pea Soup

Lisa Roukin | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

A surprisingly simple but elegant soup. A few sprigs of fresh dill also works well.

Courgette and Feta Fritters

Sam Stern | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Stern

These are the most delicious little bites. I recently catered for a wedding and we made hundreds of these babies for one of the canapés. They went down a storm! Serve them up with tzatziki or hummus and pass them round for all to enjoy.

So You Want to be a Parent?

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

Thus, my mother had always told me that I had to learn to love cooking before becoming a mum. Not merely to learn to cook, but to learn to love cooking. Her rationale is learning to love cooking is not merely about putting food on the table, but cultivating a mindset where there is a genuine desire to nurture and care for another human being.

Butterflies and Cooking - What Is the Connection?

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The pain of exercising is easily measurable. Who cycles and runs to nowhere, pushes and lift for fun? Toned bodies, trim waists, big biceps and better health. That's the gain.

How To Save Time In The Kitchen (But Still Make Great Food)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all love eating great food, but when you're pushed for time, cooking it can be a pain in the backside. Thankfully, there are a few sneaky ways t...

Why I Have a Problem With Celebrity Chefs

Sian Breslin | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals. Have you ever actually made one? It's a common consensus between all my friends that these 15 Minute Meals are impossible. Whether you need to be Road Runner on speed to get through the list of tasks, or whether the 15 minutes actual excludes prep time, cooking time and cleaning time, it cannot be done!

5 Mistakes People Make When Cooking Curry

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It might be one of the nation's favourite dishes, but there are still a handful of errors we make when attempting to cook a curry. Food writer and ...

These Baking Fails Would Make Mary Berry Cry (With Laughter)....

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're fast approaching this year's The Great British Bake Off final, but unfortunately, not all of us are as talented as Richard, Nancy and Luis when ...

Cheap, Amazing, Homemade Pizza in 15 Minutes

Colin McQuistan | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

Pizzas are usually a mighty faff to make because you have to make the dough with yeast etc and leave it to rise for a few hours and then use a really fancy oven to get the right results. I have neither the time nor the equipment for such endeavours, or the inclination.

Guess What's Been Named Britain's Favourite Comfort Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the cold weather descends, what food do you turn to for comfort? A recent poll has found the traditional Sunday roast is most people's idea of ...

Zombie Apocalypse Survival: How To Open A Can Without A Tin Opener

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Got a can you need opening but some scamp has nicked the tin opener? Don't despair, that tuna can still be yours. All you need is a piece of concre...

Defiant Italy - Pasta, Priests and Partigiani: The Politics of Italian Gastronomy

Nick Fouche | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Fouche

Fortuitously, it was mostly thanks to my geographical location that my whimsical flirtation became transformed into a more solid 'marriage' and I was finally restored to terra firma, even if it meant descending from Botticelli and Caravaggio to that less glamorous level of my fellow mortals where gunfire has raged and soldiers once fell for the highest stakes.

Get Your Fats Right

Naomi Mead | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Mead

The notion that fat is fattening has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for decades. We have become a nation of fat-phobes; opting for "low fat" and "fat-free" food products wherever they are available.

Not WhiskyBbut Blackberries Galore with a Hint of Wild Angelica

Fi Bird | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Heat the brambles, angelica, leaves and lemon juice over a low heat until the brambles collapse. Leave to cool. Remove the angelica leaves and blend in a food processor Push the blackberry and angelica purée through a plastic sieve and drain into a jug.

MIC:NYC Exclusive - Stevie Needs to Choose Between Billie or Stephanie... Before It's Too Late

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Stevie obviously likes Billie, but there's so much history and unfinished business with Stephanie. He couldn't stop smiling when he saw her. Ouch. What is he going to do? If he knew what was best for him he would politely cool things off with Billie. You can cut the sexual tension between Stephanie and him with a knife. Will he make the right decision?

The Future of Medicine Is in the Kitchen

Christopher James Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

According to recent polling, less than one in eight visits to physicians include any counseling or discussion about nutrition and more than 75 percent of physicians feel their medical school training didn't prepare them to speak with patients about diet and nutrition.

This Kitchen Gadget Changed My Life And My Waistline

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I have a problem and it begins with P… No, not pins and needles, not pimples (well, occasionally) and not paranoia (why, should I?) Yep, it'...

What a Catch (No Fishing Involved)!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We are singing, dancing and cheering our way through the week as we welcome two beautiful new faces to the Food Tube family! ... Check out the sort of delicious goodness you can expect on the menu...

Duagh Summer Festival

Danny McCubbin | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

Duagh is a little village situated in Kerry in Ireland with a population of around 400 people. On the weekend of the 9th of August the size of the town more nearly doubled as close to 2,000 people turned out to attend the Duagh Summer Festival.

Ring-Ring, RING-RING... It's Jamie Oliver!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Have you ever wanted a phone call from Mr Oliver? Yes. You heard correctly. We're nearly at 1 million subscribers and Jamie will be making some personal thank yous when we cross the line! Plus one lucky winner, wherever you are in the world, will receive a great big bag'o'goodies!

Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Dinner

Jules Clancy | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

I often ask people what their top roadblocks are to eating a healthy meal each night. The answers I hear the most include finding the time, motivation and energy to prepare dinner. Especially after a long day of work, when you're tired and hungry, this is when dinners go to the wayside.