UK Cooking

Spaghetti Island, Somewhere in the Outer Hebrides

Fi Bird | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Fi Bird

Don't be greedy, leave some seaweed for others to enjoy too. There is an increasing number of artisan purveyors of seaweed to supply the hard working, landlocked or both.

Eight Clever Substitutes for Going Gluten-Free

Jules Clancy | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

Recently we experimented with going gluten-free for a month. The good news is that really it wasn't as difficult as you'd think. By approaching it from a 'let's focus on what we can eat' mindset, there are so many clever options that don't include gluten or rely on expensive commercial 'gluten-free' substitutes.

Easy Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Flapjack Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

If I see one more creme egg brownie picture in my facebook feed I'll scream. It's time to break out, try something new. I know they're good, I know. But a change is as good as a rest. And these babies are a little less guilt inducing. They've got oats in them for goodness sake. Slow release carbs combined with an Eastery sugar fix.

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

How to Get Your Kids into Cooking

Fiona Hamilton-Fairley | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hamilton-Fairley

In my work with young children I'm often asked what you can do to keep kids interested and make cooking fun for them, the good news is it is possible! Therefore I thought it would only be right to share some tips with parents on how to get your kids into cooking and enjoying good fresh delicious food .

In My Kitchen... Sea Salted Honeycomb Butter

Eleanor Maidment | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Maidment

Honey butter. I predict you'll hear about this heavenly combination a lot in 2014. I was first alerted to the revelation when, after falling head over heels for the cornbread at The Lockhart (a dapper new joint in Marylebone), I asked the chef how it was made.

Flipping Marvellous Food Tube Pancake Recipes

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We fired up our frying pans at Food Tube HQ this week and challenged the whole family to come up with top toppings for Shrove Tuesday. And the gang did not let us down, whipping up a splendid batch of Pancake Day videos.

Food Tube Is the Way to Your Heart

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Love has well and truly been in the air this week and the Food Tube family have been pouring their hearts into some Valentine's Day videos. It's been quite the love in. The channel welcomed YouTube legend Jim Chapman into the warm embrace of Jamie's kitchen with hilarious results.

Eat Your Greens - in Cake!

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Kale in a cupcake? Before you start backing out of the room, remember that carrot cake doesn't cause concern and there was a time when your smoothies were any colour but green.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Joins Food Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Following a brilliant collaboration between Jamie Oliver and River cottage's Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall during Food Tube's Live Show in October, the bromance will continue on YouTube. Good times...

Game Consommé With Greens

Philip Dundas | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Most game - particularly birds - does benefit from hanging around for a bit. It softens the flesh by allowing the lactic acid to break down some of the tougher fibres in the flesh. I recommend leaving your pheasant in a bowl in the back of the fridge for a week where they acquire a nicely intensified gaminess.

Marmalade, Baked Ham, Duck Confit

Philip Dundas | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Something about January marks the midset of winter. Cold. Wet. Miserable. Looking forward now to that wonderful March day when the light evenings return. But in the meantime, we close the shutters and head for the light box. This weather urges me to re-stock the larder.

Food Tube Parties Like It's One-Year-Old - Live

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Food Tube went live on Tuesday, taking over Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and throwing the party to end all parties, celebrating the channel's first anniversary.

Food Tube Celebrates Its First Birthday

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

There ain't no party like a Food Tube party and on Tuesday we are turning one-year-old in style. That's right, FoodTube will have been on Youtube for 365 days and we've got all your favourite contributors from Gennaro Contaldo and DJ BBQ to Michael from V sauce and Jack's Gap on the show.

The Rose, Chicken With Preserved Lemon and a Short Quiz to Welcome in the New Year

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

In my salad days, I remember scratching my head over Heidegger and his treatise on how the 'the rose is a rose" and that it is not processing the 'why' and 'how' of its existence. You follow? Put another way, nothing is without reason (nihil est sine ratione) but not everything needs to know what that is.

My Boyhood Christmas

Philip Dundas | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Christmas at Standingstone - the farm I grew up on in Scotland - was largely a dreary affair. Any fun had to be either sought from within myself or beyond its demises. Both of my adopted parents tended towards the solemn anyway; their sadnesses and failures permeated the already dour and damp sandstone house with a cold seriousness.

The Food Revolution in Uruguay

Food Revolution | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Food Revolution

Since 2011, our Food Revolution Uruguay ambassador team has aimed at getting together people who foster a like-minded spirit and take part in different projects sharing the same food goals.

Boys, Boys, Boys, Food Tube's Looking for a Good Time

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

This week's Food Tube outpouring is sponsored by testosterone! Its been all about our red blooded males and the channel has been flexing its cooking muscle. First up the man himself, Jamie Oliver got stuck in in the kitchen. It's all ripping spinach and a great hunk of granite. If you want to know how to make a serious calzone, this is the video for you...

International Uni Kitchen

Anisa Ather | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anisa Ather

The stereotype that students can't cook is not true, according to my experience. Having left university and moved away from home, I am now cooking recipes with names like Shivid Polow, Sai Mai Lo and Rajma - all of which I picked up from Student Halls.

Tour and Tasting at Arzak

Antony Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

In the development kitchen, the boys are working three months ahead for a dish (yes that's per dish) and they are currently working on about ten dishes before they will be ready to go downstairs to the restaurant, this is tapioca and lobster...

Food Tube Glorious Food Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Did you see the Live Show? The Food Tube team smashed it on Monday night pulling in our highest live audience to date thanks to some star turns including Jamie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Kerryann, DJ BBQ, Gennaro and Michael from Vsauce.

Making a Sunday Roast for the First Time

Ellie Lewis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

For all the Robin Thickes out there, me deciding to make a roast dinner was not me deciding to take my rightful place in the kitchen. On a less chauvinistic note - if you've ever lived with me at university, you'd know my kitchen skills are rather average.

The Twizzlers Are Back to Haunt Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

There have been spooky goings on a plenty at Food Tube HQ this week with Jamie Oliver getting his teeth into a gruesome recipe, a headless chef putting that left over pumpkin flesh to good use and the ghost of school dinners past making an appearance.

Back to the Future for the UK Food Scene

Christine Hayes | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Hayes

Today we have swagger in the kitchen. We appreciate the instinctive flair of Nigel Slater... Slater's relaxed cooking style and the seasonal, straight-from-the-garden, food he champions chimes with our increased desire to use ingredients when they are at their best.

The Skinny on Fat

Shannon Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Fat-free does not mean healthy, it's generally pretty much the opposite. Low fat milk, diet yoghurts, margarine, fat-free mayonnaise & 'healthy whole grains' is what has been preached to the public for a number of years now. Since that began people have become fatter & sicker. Heart disease, obesity & diabetes have increased.