UK Cooking

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 ...

17 People Who Didn't Nail National Burger Day...And Those Who Did

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There’s are times - break-up/hangover/Sundays - when a burger fixes all that’s wrong with the world. But sometimes, in the excitement to put their...

11 Times The Great British Bake Off Summed Up Our Own Cooking Pain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Prep your ovens bakers, The Great British Bake Off is back - returning to BBC One on Wednesday 24 August. Although the contestants can nail technical...

Jamie Oliver Is In Shock Over Theresa May's 'Underwhelming' Childhood Obesity Plan

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Jamie Oliver says he is “in shock” over Theresa May’s stripped-down Childhood Obesity Strategy, calling the plans “disappointing” and “fra...

Summer Garden Veggie Roast

Layne Lieberman | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Roasting is a perfect alternative to grilling -- without the burnt, charred taste! Each year, my summer garden produces a bountiful harvest of eggpl...

Strawberry & Nectarine Almond Crumble

Lisa Roukin | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

Hot summery desserts! You had me at hello with this one! There is nothing like strawberry season, my favourite time of the year, when these red juicy fruits come out in their full blossom, bursting with flavour.

Science Says Sausages Are Killing Us, But Here Are 8 Times We're Going To Eat Them Anyway

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have made it clear that if we want to live forever, we are going to need to ditch the bangers. Research has shown that processed red meat ...

Five of the Nation's Top Cookery Confessionals

Sian Porter | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Porter

As a nation, Britain is constantly on the move. Many of us are juggling busy professional roles with families, social lives or other commitments, and end up with very little time to dedicate to ourselves - or to the food we eat.

Mallorca - An Island of Gourmet Delights

Victoria Ferran | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Whilst sweaty teenage revellers head to Magaluf for sun, sea and sub-standard sangria, the rest of Mallorca is fast becoming known for its gourmet hotspots. The island is home to no fewer than seven michelin-starred restaurants - Zaranda, Restaurante Jardín, Es Fum, Bou, Simply Fosh, Es Racó des Teix, Andreu Genestra - and there are many fantastic artisan foods to be discovered. On a recent trip with Sainsbury's, I had the opportunity to experience two examples of traditional Mallorcan produce:

How to Dry Your Own Tomatoes and Mushrooms and the New Optimum P200 Dehydrator Review

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Sun-dried tomatoes and dried mushrooms. Two of the most expensive ingredients available, especially in comparison to their fresh counterparts.

Entertaining This Summer: The Secrets Of Hosting A Budget BBQ

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The sun is (often) out, the tinnies are on ice and it is time to get grilling! Barbecues are the best way to get all your mates together for some al f...

First Catch Your Hare*

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

I didn't catch the hare; I found it lying by the side of the road after midnight as I drove back from a comedy gig in Bath. I was only 300 metres from home when I saw this soft, golden pile of fur curled up at the bottom of the hedgerow and I hit the brakes sharply.

Jack Monroe Makes Vow Over Fears BBC Recipes Could Disappear Online

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

Celebrity chef Jack Monroe has pledged to publish her recipes online in response to reports the BBC could be forced to axe its huge vault. Under plans...

BBC Recipes Being Cut From their Website Is More Than I Can Stomach

Louise Ridley | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Louise Ridley

The Tories have crossed the line in their latest move to impose cuts on the BBC... Ministers are planning to axe several "soft" elements of the broadcaster's output, including travel advice and 'magazine' style features. But the most shocking casualty will be the removal of most of its cooking recipes, which range from a humble burger to a painfully fashionable kale and quinoa sauté.

What Productive People Do on a Rainy Day

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

It's raining as I type this blog post. It's less fun to go out than to stay home. However, instead of watching TV or listening to music, here are some better things we could do.

Man Bakes Cake

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Comedy

A man baked a cake today. And the internet exploded. Good grief.. but how could I say No? RT @YvetteCooperMP We've insisted he bake a cake. How else ...

How I Rediscovered My Love of Cooking

Liz Lowe | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Lowe

It's a toughie. In the kitchen I am rarely just cooking. There is usually also some tidying, cleaning, laundry and conversation also taking place. And often a toddler driving a plastic car into my legs.

How to Start Living Again via Crispy Fish Skin with Cucumber and Elderflower Jam

Chris Sav | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Sav

I wasn't really cooking, I'd lost faith in baking (reinforced by a couple of cake failures) and there seemed to be no hope. It would be a bit of a stretch to say that this recipe saved me, but it did reinvigorate something in me.

Raspberry and Vanilla Creme Brulee {Vegan, Raw, Paleo, Gluten, Dairy, Sugar-Free}

Aoife Howard | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Aoife Howard

Every mum will tell you that they don't want much fuss so this beautiful dessert is just perfect as it takes just minutes to make and can be made in advance. This raspberry and vanilla creme brulee really is the perfect way to end any special meal.

Sushi Secrets - The Tokyo Way

Chris Cox | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

As I finish another mediocre London sushi lunch that I've grabbed from beside the sandwiches, I find my mind transported back to Tokyo where the freshest and tastiest sushi imaginable filled a hole in my stomach and cemented a place in my mind as the best sushi I've ever eaten. But it's more amazing than that because it's also the best and only sushi I've ever made.