Masterchef

Caroline Frost

WISE WORDS: 'Deal With Complaints From People Who Know Less Than You'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

In the latest of our new WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole range of walks of life share the important lessons they've learned alo...

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.

Beef, Lemongrass and Sichuan Pepper

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

The key flavours to this dish are lemongrass and Sichuan pepper. In Mauritius we call lemongrass 'citronelle' and we use it a lot in desserts, cocktails and in sauces and in Asian cuisine it is integral to any paste - like Thai green and red curry paste for example.

Apple Strudel Tarts

Beth Thomas | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Considering how good these taste and how pretty they look they really are flippin' easy. You can use whatever dried fruit and nuts you've got lying around: sultanas, hazelnuts, apricots and pecans all work brilliantly.

Christine Hà Offers A Fascinating Insight Into How Blind People Apply Make-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Masterchef star and visually impaired vlogger, Christine Hà has posted a fascinating tutorial showing how she applies make-up in her 'Blind Life' ser...

'Masterchef' - Not for the Faint-Hearted

Charlotte Harling | Posted 24.03.2015 | 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.

Top Ten Places to Eat Out in Cornwall This Summer

James Nathan | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Nathan

All this choice can be overwhelming so here is a guide to my top 10 restaurants in the county to visit this summer. The list includes restaurants with a couple of Michelin stars, a road side café and even a horsebox offering pizzas, but what they all have in common is amazing food...

That Awkward Moment When You're On 'Masterchef' And You Can't Get The Lid Off A Jar...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We've all been there. Unable to get the lid off a jar of sauce... while competing in a timed round in the final of 'Masterchef' Brazil. Fortunately...

John Torode: What I'd Have As My Death Row Meal

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Aussie chef John Torode has become a household British name courtesy of Masterchef, peering over pots and inspecting food presentation. So if anyone's...

TV Chef Ross Died After 'Contracting Infection From Hospital Water Supply'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

TV chef Ross Burden died of Legionnaires’ Disease, which he contracted due to an infected hospital water supply, according to an interim coroner’s...

This Week I Ate... Rabbit and John Doe

William Sitwell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The first is Rabbit and the second is John Doe. Sod Michelin, with its mincing implore that a place is 'worth a detour'. These restaurants are a worth car crash. I'd pinch Chris Eubank's stupid big truck and drive it through several houses if that was the most direct route to Rabbit or John Doe.

'Hotel Sharia' Says It Will Accept Gay Guests Despite Banning Alcohol

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK

A top London hotel which is reported to have "introduced Sharia Law" has told The Huffington Post UK it will continue to accept same-sex couples. ...

National Curry Week

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's national curry week and I thought I'd make my own unique curry that I could share with you. It was 2 years ago that I won MasterChef with my Mauritian Mutton Curry and who would've thought that something that was a family classic would win a culinary TV show like MasterChef.

Fig, Orange Blossom and Almond Tart

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

I thought I'd have a go at making an easy Crème Pat without the stress. I've figured it out and it works so well. This recipe I made at the weekend for the family and it is full of lovely middle eastern flavouring such as orange blossom, almonds and figs.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

Traditionally in Mauritius we make this with corned mutton which has a much stronger flavour and Iove it but I love corned beef as well and in the UK this is readily available and easier to get hold of. To be honest with you I love most tinned things, sardines, mackerel, anchovies and I suppose it's mostly out of nostalgia

Seasonal Recipes From Masterchef's Monica Galetti

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As September is National Organic Month, it's the perfect time to experiment with fresh foods that will be kinder to your body and kinder to the enviro...

Chef Monica Galetti: How Being Self-Employed Helped My Work Life Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are so many great things about MasterChef (which, coincidentally is back this Autumn): Gregg’s undeniable love of desserts, how hard the conte...

TV Chef Ross Burden Dies Of Leukaemia Aged 45

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Tributes have been pouring in, following news of the death of Ross Burden, the New Zealand-born chef who found fame in the UK. Ross, who had been ...

Should We Be Thinking Outside the Box?

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

The only dilemma is that this time never comes. As the unwatched programmes you've saved gradually mount up, you realise that you only have 5% of space left. This leaves you with the excruciating predicament of what to delete.

Gregg To Swap The Kitchen For The Dancefloor?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Gregg Wallace is the latest star to be linked to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, according to reports the ‘Masterchef’ star could be swapping the kit...

My Simple Carrot, Pistachio and Raisin Cake

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

This cake idea was inspired by looking at my twitter feed and seeing how many people were preparing for Ramadan this year and the anticipation of Iftar. 'Iftar' which is the meal that is eaten to break fast. Usually starts with a date and some water followed by an array of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates...

Poorna Bell

What Do Chefs Like To Eat On Their Day Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Who: Shelina Permalloo, Masterchef winner, author, TV chef and HuffPost UK blogger What Shelina likes to eat: On my day off - if I'm at home - ...

Son-in-Law Eggs

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

These eggs, aptly named son-in-law eggs are a Thai staple and according to research into the name, this dish is apparently a warning from a Mother in law to her 'soon to be' son-in-law, that if he doesn't treat her daughter well then it may not be eggs that will be used the next time she cooks them!

Shelina's Summer Rice Pudding

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

Rice pudding purists turn away now. In a break from tradition I like to use basmati rice in this recipe, now my logic for this is basmati rice is a tender long grain rice which has a delicate and almost perfumed taste to it. Coconut milk is fragrant, sweet and perfumed...

Mango Mania

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

I couldn't ignore blogging about mangoes with all the drama surrounding banning the import of mangoes into the UK. For anyone who knows me of course you'll know that I couldn't live without out them!