UK Cooking

'Great British Bake Off' Winner Nadiya Hussain Finally Bags Her Own BBC Cooking Show

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Former ‘Great British Bake Off’ champion Nadiya Hussain has bagged her own show, which will see her travelling around the UK. Following the succes...

A Cheese Bar Is About To Open In London To Make Life More Brie-lliant

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you can’t get enough of cheese, we’ve found your new favourite hangout. A new bar, aptly named The Cheese Bar, is set to open in London, servin...

A Turkey Isn't Just For Christmas

JB Gill | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
JB Gill

A superbly lean source of protein, it's better than any prize chicken and can be eaten every day of the week. If we're happy to reserve the best food for our biggest occasions, surely it stands to reason that we should be able to have the best, every week of the year, should we feel inclined to do so.

How To Train Your Toddler's Tastebuds

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents

During toddlerhood, your child forms their food likes and dislikes. We look at how you can influence their food preferences from an early age, and how...

This Is What The Drawer Under Your Oven Is Really For

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us use the shallow drawer under our oven to store baking trays, but it turns out some have a far more useful purpose. Some of these drawers ar...

Pret A Manger Launches New Vegan Dishes To Help Customers With ‘Veganuary’

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re ditching products derived from animals for ‘Veganuary’, head down to Pret A Manger. The chain has launched a new menu packed with vega...

Cookery Class With The Sanssouci Collection, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

During our stay in Marrakech, my husband Steve and I were invited to take part in a cookery class with The Sanssouci Collection at Les Cigognes Hotel, which has been the leading Moroccan cookery school for the last 15 years.

Could You Do Christmas Every Week?

Caroline Bourne | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

It's stressful to read all the articles, and even more stressful to follow all the instructions. And if I don't get it all done? If the sprouts are soggy and the potatoes are burnt? If people cry in horror as they unwrap their gifts? Well, the glaring spotlight of failure will be shining on me.

Top Ten Tips For Stress-Free Christmas Cooking

Ronnie Murray | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ronnie Murray

I understand why people get stressed about cooking at Christmas, but there are so many practical ways to ease the pressure and make sure you spend quality time with family and friends - not just the turkey.

Being A Vegan At Christmas... How Veganism Saved My Bacon!

Claire Langdon | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Langdon

Yes, I just used those two words in the same sentence! I know... I'm as surprised as the next person! In fact, I am the last person I ever would have thought would be asked to write a blog about veganism and Christmas; A year ago, neither of these things were important in my life.

My Cook-A-Thon for the Community: How I Challenged Myself to Give Young People a Better Future

Yasmin Evans | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Evans

In November I took on my Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge to commemorate the charity's 60th anniversary, and since then I have spent some time reflecting on what I've learnt and gained from the experience.

16 Things You Should Know Before Cooking Your First Christmas Lunch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cooking your first Christmas lunch is not something to be undertaken by the unprepared, so we’re sharing the 16 things everyone should know before o...

Why Is Slow Cooking Good For You?

Victoria Vito | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Using a crockpot, or slow cooker to cook your food helps save on total meal preparation. It's easy and healthier option that can help you and your family to eat delicious, homemade meals.

Watch Your Waste, Could This Be The Recipe To Stop Food Being Binned?

Emma Spitzer | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Spitzer

Anyone with children, particularly under the age of 11, will understand just how hard it can be to get children excited about what's put in front of t...

Asparagus: This Natural Aphrodisiac Has More Benefits Than You Can Imagine!

Victoria Vito | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Yeah, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. However, once you're past that, there are numerous reasons to fill the plate with more of this amazin...

The Real Junk Food Project Brighton

Lucy Maddox | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

"These are all the way from Peru, look at these beauties," Sarah beams as she offers me some blueberries. "They have flown half-way round the world on...

One Family, One Meal: Five Ways To Save At Family Meal Time This Autumn

Michela Chiappa | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Michela Chiappa

With Christmas just around the corner, lots of us are looking to cut down our spending to save for the indulgent time of year. We were shocked to read last week that most people in the UK eat only one portion of fruit and veg every day - and all too often the reason is cost, according to research by the National Charity Partnership.

Baking Safety: When Bake-Off Inspiration Doesn't Go To Plan

Alix Carey | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alix Carey

It's been a week since The Great British Bake Off final, and a new study from National Accident Helpline shows that one in four people haves been inspired to bake more. But, baking enthusiasts might not be reaching 'star baker' standard every time, as two thirds of people say they've injured themselves whilst baking or cooking.

An Interview With An Indian Cook: Amarpal Harrar

Alex Matless | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Matless

Based in Staffordshire, Amarpal runs iCookIndian, an authentic Indian cookery school that also offers at home cooking experiences. It is these experiences that have established Amarpal as a key entertainment figure amongst popular names in the capital

Cooking With Coconut Oil Isn't Trendy, It's Nuts

Jules Payne | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Payne

What people don't realise is that coconut oil is entirely fat, and as much as 90% of the fat is saturated fat. Compare this with the saturated fat of most butter, which is 52% and I believe many will be surprised.

Can't Cook, Won't Cook: Why Is Home Cooking Being Panned By Young People?

Ben Ebbrell | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Ebbrell

But for all this interest in food, the number of people who are cooking it at home is falling in staggering amounts. In fact, research commissioned by Co-op shows that there's been a 54% decrease in home cooking in the last 30 years.

We Now Spend More Time Watching Other People Cook Than Doing It Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As the nation’s appetite with food shows no sign of being satiated, a new study has found that Brits now spend more time consuming “food media” ...

Week 3 Of The GBBO: Bread

Sarah Adams | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Adams

So... bread... bread knowledge... 350g of butter?! Four eggs?! A single prove?! ARE YOU CRAZY?! YOU'RE ON THE LEDGE MATE, I NEED TO TALK YOU DOWN. Oh no wait, I have no idea. But these people are just as useless! Most of their bakes were shit. 'The star baker in bread bake has always gone into the final' Really? I'd be surprised if any of them make it.

Meeting The Stranger Who Saved My Husband's Life

Mariacristina Lubrano | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mariacristina Lubrano

What would you say to the stranger who saved your husband's life? How would you even begin to say thank you? Not questions I ever thought I'd have to answer. Until last week. When I started seeing George almost ten years ago, he was still undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...

Cooking With Anna J

Anna J Lawrence | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Anna J Lawrence

It was with much excitement that I plated up and took my first couple of mouthfuls. Spicy but delicious. So delicious in fact that I set to on Our Lord God Google to see if I could find the recipe. It took me a few minutes to track it down on a cookery site, mainly because I was also still filling my face ... which was starting to feel a tad warmer ...