How to Be a Foodie

Crystal Lowery | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Crystal Lowery

Do you feel intimidated in the lunchroom when your pretentious foodie co-worker digs kimchi out of a bento box and frowns upon your sad ham sandwich and crisps? There is no need to be downcast.

My Night at the North Hop Edinburgh Festival

Alan Grant | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

We Scots don't have the best reputation when it comes to what we put into our bodies. It is said that smoke too much, take too little exercise, and that what most of us eat and drink would make our French and Italian comrades wince.

Vietnamese Chicken Pho

Beth Thomas | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Proper pho (noodle soup) incorporates all the delicious flavours of Vietnamese cuisine: sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty. The beauty of this broth is that all of the accompaniments are mixed in once the dish has been served, keeping the flavours fresh and the vegetables crunchy.

Too Busy To Cook? You're An Idiot! Four Simple Recipes

James Moran | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Here are some meal suggestions that you can knock up just from what you'll already have lying around. They're yours for free! All I ask is that if you make one of them, perhaps for your family, you then hold hands and saying "For this, James Moran, we are truly grateful". Perhaps you could refer to me as "the master of our tongues, O mighty Lord of Flavour!". 

This Potato-Peeling Kitchen Hack Has Blown Our Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You know when something happens that will change your life forevermore? Well... it just happened. YouTube food wizard Dave Hax has shared a super-q...

Bolognese with Spiralized Sweet Potato

Lisa Roukin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

This meat sauce is a good recipe to freeze up to three months. Defrost thoroughly, then return to a saucepan and reheat gently, bubble for 10 minutes and use in other recipes.

Bored Of Sandwiches? Here Are Five Delicious Lunch Recipes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's easy to fall into a lunch rut and bring the same old soggy sarnies or tired salad to work each day. A recent poll of 2,000 employees by Lurpak...

What On Earth Is Baobab And Why Do People Keep Going On About It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pronounced Bey-Oh-Bab, baobab is a superfood that has been slowly making its mark on the world in recent months. Now that it's finally made its way...

My Top Ten Homemade Foodie Gifts

Holly Bell | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Now I know it's not an easy option, especially given that a lot of hamper contents have a short shelf life, but it really is one of the those presents that makes the hair stand up on your arms. I thought I'd offer up a few ideas to include in a Christmas hamper for someone very special...

Discover The Very Best Roadside Restaurants In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Visiting a great restaurant is sometimes more like a road movie or a pilgrimage – and the experience is all the better for it. Driving a distanc...

Why Celebrity Chefs Failed and Why Technology May Finally Get Foodies Cooking

Oli Ashness | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Oli Ashness

Driven to be original and exciting, the chefs are pushed to draw up lengthy ingredients lists, capable of scaring even the keenest cooks away. In the mind of the would-be chef there is also just too much distance between the recipe content and the chopping board.

10 of the Best Gourmet Hotels For Foodies

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Foodies like to eat and drink well and follow this with a good night's sleep without having to drive home. Here is a selection of places selected by the Good Hotel Guide where you can do just that.

Obsessive 'Foodies' Ripe for Teasing but London's Restaurant Scene Is certainly Hopping

Simon Davis | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Davis

A well-attended debate at the Soho Literary Festival in London last week raised the motion that so-called "Foodies" have taken all the fun out of eating in restaurants; that a gravy of gravitas had been poured over something that should be one of life's simple pleasures. Gourmet geekery is out of control we heard.


James Conmy | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I'm at a party and have ended up talking to gastro-bores. Foodies. I can be a bit foody when the mood takes me, but this conversation, lubricated by alcohol and MasterChef, is getting out of control. Predictably, the group are trying to impress each other with wildly implausible meals - stuff they just "whip up" at home. Yeah right.

The Manor at Weston on the Green, Bicester - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

After passing down a lovely country lane, we arrived at The Manor at Weston on the Green and I instantly felt pleased I'd made the journey. The Manor is situated through some big iron gates at the end of a gravel driveway, next to plush and green gardens, and we were presented with a wonderfully inviting big country house that is The Manor.

Embracing the Food (R)evolution

Claire Williams | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Williams

We've welcomed in a new age of street food: sophisticated and intelligent cooking rustled up by chefs with big ideas and future or previous high-profile careers in Michelin-starred restaurants.

Cookbook Review: Philip Howard's The Square Volume 1: Savoury

Kate McAuley | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate McAuley

Things don't happen quick-smart in our kitchen. The fact that we own a sousvide machine and not a microwave speaks volumes. For me, cooking is both a blissful way to end a day spent staring at a computer screen and a creative ritual that helps to bring the priorities of life back into perspective.

Shanghai - A Mid Range Dining Round Up

Rich Major | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Major

In a city where authenticity and taste reign supreme, it's not unusual to see a Porsche or a new Maserati parked up outside an anonymous hole-in-the-wall diner known for serving the best Mao Shi Hong Shao Rou (Chairman Mao's favourite braised pork dish) in town.

The Ultimate Halloween Dinner Party Menu

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Finished making your jack-o-lantern? Good, then it's time to start working out what to serve to your guests on All Hallows Eve. How about a ghoulis...