Joe sent me a bag of raw Oregon hazelnuts, which he says are a scarce, seasonal treat and a jar of unfiltered Pacific Northwest wildflower honey. They are both delicious and I wanted to do them justice.
Another piece of evidence pointing to our shifting winter lifestyle habits is the fact that soup has been crowned this year's comfort food of choice for a cold and frosty lunchtime. An impressive 48% of us said the warming liquid is top of their list followed by cottage pie (33.6%), jacket potato (33.2%) and then, the old winter favourite, stew and dumplings (29.2%). Perhaps stew would have come top of a similar poll back in the 17th century?
y mission is to uncover and photograph emerging food trends popping up around the UK. The third stop on my foodie adventure is Manchester. Ask most Brits if they enjoy Levantine cuisine chances are you'll be met with a blank stare, so it might come as a surprise to learn that this little-known food is rising in popularity.
Diana Henry, putting this cookery book in her Autumn 2016 Top 15, described Joudi Kalla as a 'new voice'. This is indeed Joudi's first book, although fans of her late-lamented London restaurant, Baity Kitchen, will be familiar with her food and are probably still crying quietly into their falafel following its closure.
This week is National Baking week, so it's only appropriate to challenge those who are making it their life's mission to promote 'guilt free desserts'. Simply by calling a dessert or treat 'guilt free' necessarily implies that all others are 'guilty'. Clearly this is a load of rubbish.
Sticking to a sugar free diet when you are out and about can be tricky. But fear not! This guide will help you navigate restaurants, coffee shops and dinner parties so you can enjoy yourself without the sugar rush.
Hallelujah! I'm not to blame for the fussy eating habits of my 8 year old son. Oh no wait a minute -I am! What? So scientists have just discovered a child's fussy eating habits are largely down to who they are and their genetics.
OK so I am exaggerating just a little with the title but we are not far off! As a tech entrepreneur, I look at some of my fellow tech startups and t...
Oats are one of the best things to eat if you want to burn off some fat. Having a bowl of porridge every morning will fill you up and make you less likely to snack later on in the day. Oats can be used to make porridge, which is low in calories.
Indian cuisine in the UK continues to blossom and grow and it's now up to us to keep pace. National Curry Week is a blessing that promotes the development of Indian food and it's also a great excuse for families to get back into the kitchen to cook an enjoyable meal together.
We see stopping hunger as about more than food, which is why additional services, including fuel vouchers for pre-payment meters, budget cookery courses and money management advice can create a lasting impact by addressing the underlying causes of a person's crisis.
Eggs are great - nutritious, delicious and affordable. Without eggs there'd be no dipping soldiers, no full English...maybe even no Great British Bake Off! Eggs are without doubt, a truly great British institution.
London's love for matcha is blooming since the Japanese foodie trend hit the city in 2015. But there's so much more out there than a simple Matcha latte. London is full of intricate dishes made from the powdered green tea drink.
In the twelve years since it started, Chocolate Week has been at the centre of helping to not only educate UK consumers but also elevate the situation of cocoa farmers through paying them a fairer price.
Dinner parties. So 1970s. They reek of vol-au-vents, Margo Leadbetters and awkward silences. The very mention of the D-P words and I am consumed by visions of an Abigail's Party nightmare. No. Not for me the invitation to 7:30-for-8 soggy canapés and lukewarm cocktails.
The more I think about this, the more genius it seems. Rice truly is the universal food. It feeds nations, continents, millions of people everyday, from those who have little else to sustain them, through to those who can afford to eat anything they wish.