UK Cooking

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 ...

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.