Home Cooking

Five Mistakes Every Parent Is Making and How to Fix Them

Sian Breslin | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

If I was to have my 'cooking dinner' time over again with children, there are lots of things I would do different. Each stage of a child's food education and development is special and this includes discovering good food, cultivating exciting palates, appropriate size portions, cultivating a healthy attitude to food....

Butterflies and Cooking - What Is the Connection?

Sian Breslin | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The pain of exercising is easily measurable. Who cycles and runs to nowhere, pushes and lift for fun? Toned bodies, trim waists, big biceps and better health. That's the gain.

Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Dinner

Jules Clancy | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

I often ask people what their top roadblocks are to eating a healthy meal each night. The answers I hear the most include finding the time, motivation and energy to prepare dinner. Especially after a long day of work, when you're tired and hungry, this is when dinners go to the wayside.

Eight Clever Substitutes for Going Gluten-Free

Jules Clancy | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

Recently we experimented with going gluten-free for a month. The good news is that really it wasn't as difficult as you'd think. By approaching it from a 'let's focus on what we can eat' mindset, there are so many clever options that don't include gluten or rely on expensive commercial 'gluten-free' substitutes.

In My Kitchen... Sea Salted Honeycomb Butter

Eleanor Maidment | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Maidment

Honey butter. I predict you'll hear about this heavenly combination a lot in 2014. I was first alerted to the revelation when, after falling head over heels for the cornbread at The Lockhart (a dapper new joint in Marylebone), I asked the chef how it was made.

Store Board Essentials and Kitchen Inspiration

Ryan Cheti | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Having worked briefly as a chef and loving spending time in the kitchen at home, I often draw parallels between the bar and the kitchen - but also between making a dish and making a cocktail.

TV Dinners vs. TV Chefs and the Curious Mating Habits of Bottle-Nosed Dolphins

Patrick Drake | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Drake

The men in white coats took 100 recipes from the most popular celebrity cookbooks and laid them alongside 100 randomly selected brand name ready meals, then went to town on them with their slide rules. The conclusion to this culinary Pepsi Challenge was that on almost all nutritional counts, from fat to fibre and everything in between, the ready meals came out on top.

The Secret Ingredients to Fat Loss

Iain Mahony | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

These culinary tips will not only help make 'clean' food more interesting and tasty, but will also have a positive impact on your mission to lose fat. Whilst some of these points may not seem directly correlated with fat loss, it is far easier to lose bodyfat if your digestive system, joints and immune system are all working as efficiently as possible.

Horse-Gate: Why it's Time We Ate Less Processed Foods

Chloe Best | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Best

In the 21st Century, convenience definitely seems to be king. But as the recent horse-gate scandal appears to show, the pressure on manufacturers to produce huge quantities of food at low cost means they sometimes cut corners.

Review of 'What Katie Ate' by Katie Quinn Davies

V.C. Linde | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

What Katie Ate is a perfect example of a cookbook that makes you want to head straight to the kitchen. This would make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves food, but make sure you get a copy for yourself as well...

I can Swim, and Other Adult Achievements

Lucy Karsten | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

I would like to state, emphatically, that I can swim. In fact, there are several things I am perfectly adept at, only I choose, as a fully-functioning adult, not to do. Cooking is one of them.

Haute Confiture

Anna Berrill | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Berrill

Jam making is having something of a revival, no longer just confined to the ladies of the WI. From the classics raspberry and strawberry to the slightly unusual apple pie and melon with ginger, confiture has turned into a cult.

Quick quick slow

Jo Rourke | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Rourke

For the last month or so, life has been pretty frenetic; work has been cranking up again as the world and his wife comes back from holidays, I've been...

I challenge you to pleasure yourself with Slow Food

Catherine Gazzoli | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Gazzoli

Education, Education,Education. That well known mantra would perhaps for us at Slow Food UK be Appreciation, Appreciation, Appreciation.