UK Cooking

This Is The Fastest Way To Cook Pasta. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's shaped like shells, bows or regular spaghetti, nothing says comfort food like a big old bowl of pasta. If (like us) you love eating pa...

Why Do We Need to Compare Dulse, a Sea Vegetable to Bacon That Comes From a Pig?

Fi Bird | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Some of us who have been cooking with wild seaweed long before it reached its dizzy, new found celebrity status, may think that dulse tastes like bacon but others will disagree. If pushed I'm in the bacon'ish' camp but I'm not overly keen to compare the two.

The Aigua Blava Cookbook #2: Pollastre a l'ast With Saffron Allioli

Linda Duffin | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

What makes this special and gives it a real taste of Spain is the saffron allioli. Allioli is the Catalan version of aioli. Classically it is made without egg yolks and is deliciously, stingingly hot with garlic. But it's often made with eggs, too, and that's the version I'm giving here.

Cooking for One

Lisa Roukin | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

So the prospect of cooking for one can feel anything but exciting. The message we can often receive from the outside world tells us that it's a somewhat boring and lonely task and not really worthy of any substantial amount of thought or effort - after all, it's only for one.

How To Melt Chocolate Without Burning It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Melting chocolate until it's silky smooth can be a tricky skill to master. Put chocolate directly over a high heat on the hob and you risk burning ...

This Is The Fastest Way To Peel A Kiwi You've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For years, the kiwi has been the fruit we love to eat, but can't be bothered to peel. But now that we've seen the above life hack video from Rumble...

How To Cube A Watermelon In Under A Minute

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Think cutting up a watermelon is more hassle than it's worth? Think again. The above life hack video from Rumble will show you how to cube a waterm...

How To Separate Egg Yolk From The White In Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've ever tried to bake a dish that requires egg whites but not egg yolks (we're looking at you, pesky meringues) then you'll know just how fiddl...

Twice-Baked Asparagus and Goat's Cheese Soufflés

Linda Duffin | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

We're almost at the end of the English asparagus season - it's traditional to stop cutting the spears by Midsummer's Day - and I was looking for a way to extend it a little by making something I could put in the freezer.

How To Make A Bacon And Egg McMuffin At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bacon and egg McMuffins are one of McDonalds' greatest gifts to the world - particularly when you're nursing a sore head on a Saturday morning. An...

Planet Appetite: Immersive Caribbean Gastronomy Week in St. Lucia

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Cap Maison, a boutique resort in the north of St Lucia, has a new immersive gastronomy package for foodies which includes visits to farms and local markets, and lessons on Caribbean cooking.

Moreish Butterscotch Walnut Blondies Recipe

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

Packed with white chocolate, walnuts and brown sugar this tray-bake is quick and simple to make as a delicious tea-time treat. The fudge bakes to create delicious butterscotch morsels that are moreishly good in every mouthful!

This Is The ONLY Way You Should Be Cooking Your Steak

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech

Everyone loves a BBQ. With the Summer now reluctantly fighting its way through, the desire to get the coals hot and to start cooking is overwhelming. ...

How To Make Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The sun is (just about) here and for foodie lovers that means one thing: it's time to make homemade ice cream. And good news, you can try your han...

Black Pudding Scotch Eggs

Beth Thomas | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

My black pudding bonbons have become famous. They started off as a humble Glamorgan sausage (a Welsh vegetarian croquette made of leeks and cheese). Then I introduced my old friend, the mighty black pudding and experimented a lot before I perfected the recipe.

How To Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shells

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scrambled eggs are delicious, but they're not exactly showstoppers. That is, unless they are scrambled in their shells. That's right, you can scra...

Why Eat Alkaline?

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

The ethos behind adopting an alkaline diet works on this same idea of acid vs alkaline and starts from the premise that a healthy body is a slightly alkaline body with a pH falling somewhere close to the neutral pH of 7 (which is also the pH of water).

Chicken with Potato Gnocchi and Parmesan Cream

Linda Duffin | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

I'm handing you a hot potato here as all the experts say you should make the dough for the gnocchi while the spuds are still warm. Cue burned fingers, but they're right, it does produce a lighter result.

The Best Street Food In London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Over the past week I've discovered three amazing places to eat in Central London, without spending a fortune. The key to all of them - they all serve street food and are great options as the sun starts to make a regular appearance.

Jalapeño Poppers

Charlotte Harling | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Harling

Sure you can buy a version of these fiery bites from the supermarket and stick them in the oven, but seriously, these are so much better, cheaper and you'll know exactly what's in them. This recipe makes 18, which would be just enough for me on my own - they're really that good.

Greek Roast Lamb

Linda Duffin | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Easter means lamb to me and it's a big favourite at Portly HQ but with spring in the offing I'm looking for something brighter and fresher-tasting than a traditional Sunday roast. Nor do I want to spend all day faffing in the kitchen when I can be catching up on the family's news whilst quaffing unseemly amounts of wine.

How To Peel A Boiled Egg (And Simultaneously Blow Minds) With Just A Glass Of Water

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Boiled eggs are the unsung superheroes of the egg world. Until, that is, you have to peel them. To keep everyone's sanity in check, one smart ...

How To Make The Perfect BLT Using A #BaconWeave

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As far as sandwiches go, it doesn't get much better than the classic BLT. But while it may be delicious beyond belief, the BLT has some undeniable...

These Easter #BakingFails Will Make You Cry (With Laughter)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With lambs, chicks and bunnies for inspiration, Easter is the perfect time to create cute looking bakes, like this one: A photo posted by Love M...

'Masterchef' - Not for the Faint-Hearted

Charlotte Harling | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Harling

Rather appropriately, I was cooking an aged rib eye when I got the phone call from the production team. I jumped up and down on the spot for a minute before grabbing a big wine glass which was filled and emptied in record time.