UK Cooking

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...

Cutting Recipes From the BBC Website Is More Than I Can Stomach

Louise Ridley | Posted 10.05.2016 | 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.

A Visit to Monkey & Brine, A Sea-Monkey Pop-Up Restaurant

Chris Sav | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

At Monkey & Brine, these crustaceans are getting a second life - as food. Head chef Sam Munroe explains the ethos behind the restaurant...

Five Tips for the Best Ever Roast Potatoes

Katy Beskow | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Beskow

If you're going to make roast potatoes, make them right. Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a rustic flavour. Here's my top tips and favourite recipe for the ultimate roast potatoes!

Cooking and Working... It's Hard!

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

After much deliberation (and stubbornness, because I refuse to buy a food processor when I'm perfectly capable of chopping myself), here's how I think you can get creative with your cooking after a long day at work...

Are Kids in Danger of Forgetting Real Food? A New Report Suggest So

Hattie Garlick | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

What's in a name? Well, if the name is 'chicken nuggets', it could be up to 14 different ingredients, according to research published yesterday by the University of Nottingham.

Man Finds Genius Way To Ensure His Water Doesn't Boil Over

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's a moment of sheer panic: you're chilling out in the living room and you hear the sound of water boiling over coming from the kitchen. Thankful...

Can a Family Cut Out Refined Sugar for a Year?

Hattie Garlick | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Garlick

Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)

The River Cottage Drinking Game

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Jonnie Bayfield

Firstly prepare your beverage of choice (I personally like an organic cider from a local producer) Then, on a second platter, prepare a roulette of shot's (I personally use a organic celeriac vodka).

Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken

Adam Warren | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Warren

I've been working on this recipe for quite some time as I wanted to get it just right, not only for you guys but for myself too! This is because I absolutely adore Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken.

This Hogwarts Is Made Entirely Out Of Gingerbread

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a Harry Potter fan with a sweet tooth, you're about to be very, very impressed. A skilled baker has made Hogwarts School of Witchcraft a...

10 Tips For Doing Christmas Dinner On The Cheap With The Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

‘Tis the season for some festive fun with the squad before heading back to Mum & Dad’s for the Christmas season. Creating a Christmas Dinner f...

How To Tie Meat With String For A Perfect Roast Every Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered why expensive meat tends to come with string tied around it? Well it's for a very good reason. As meat cooks it expands and juices ru...

How To Cook Fish Without Leaving A Smell

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than the lingering smell of fish after it's been cooked. Thankfully the team from HooplaHa have devised a quick and easy life...