UK Cooking

How To Cut A Pineapple Without Wasting Half The Fruit

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In our oh-so-humble opinion, fresh pineapple is way tastier than anything you can buy pre-prepared. But we have to admit, chopping up pineapples so...

Great British Bake Off 2015: How To Make Game Pie

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For Victorian Week on the Great British Bake Off, contestants had to muddle their way through recipes inspired by the past. Mary Berry even dug ou...

I Don't Get 'The Great British Bake Off'

Kate Plummer | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Plummer

For months now I have been bullied and pressured by my peers into doing something I had no previous interest in doing. Something that would drain my time, leave me confined to the sofa gaping gormlessly into space, something that in all likelihood would give me the munchies. I am talking, of course, about the Great British Bake Off.

'Fast' Food

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

The idea behind these meals is to minimise prep time; have all your pots and pans ready to go; the kettle boiled; and to cook the food in intense spices and herbs so that you can inject flavour into your meal fast. There are, however, hidden pitfalls for the amateur cook.

19 Cookie Cutters That Are Doomed To Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Ah, cookie cutters. A way of making boring old biscuits a bit more interesting. There's nothing wrong with that, except with these cookie cutters. ...

How To Remove Beetroot Stains From Your Hands After Cooking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing brightens up a salad like beetroot, but it also tends to stain our hands when we cook with it. While purple may be a nice colour for food,...

You've Been Chopping Onions All Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Chopped onions are great for adding flavour and texture to food - whether it's in casseroles, pizzas, curries or tarts. But even though onion is su...

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.