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 | 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!

This Week I Ate... Newman Street Tavern, The Lockhart and Marcus

William Sitwell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Marcus Wareing has freshened up his restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel, reducing the title to just his Christian name as part of his attempt to informalise the joint a little. He has spotted that formal dining is not so all the rage right now...

Lazy Chicken One Pot Wonder

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

I initially wanted a chicken soup but then I realised I wanted something a bit more substantial. So I created this dish, which I suppose is a hybrid between a tagine and a light stew. I prepared this dish like a tagine in the sense of layering but added more water to it to create a soupy base.

Chicken and Prawn Magic Rice Bowl Recipe

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's a great dish to serve at a party for a bit of a wow factor, but it's really easy to put together. For those Mauritians out there and for anyone who's holidayed on the island I'm sure this will bring back fond memories so Bon Appetit!

Michel Roux Jr Quits 'MasterChef' And 'Food And Drink'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Michel Roux Jr has quit his presenting roles on 'Masterchef: The Professionals' and 'Food And Drink' after failing to reach an agreement with the BBC ...

Baked Tofu With Sriracha - Instant Warmer for Winter

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

Before I was involved with filming I always assumed that it would be a simple one shot wonder and voila! When you see food prepared on the screen it's really easy to forget the logistics behind filming food - I've since learnt that there's a lot of planning and thought before the shoot and a lot of preparation before each shot.

My Formula for Avoiding Blue Monday

Nick Jones | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Well if you ask me the whole December/January transition is ridiculous. Being a glutton one minute and then abstaining the next seems like a sure fire recipe for a bipolar episode. Surely we would all be much better off changing our habits in a less drastic fashion? Perhaps we could start a detox in February... or March... maybe July?

Revealed: The Formula For Cooking And Eating The Perfect Curry

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In my household, we heap our curry and rice on our plates and the ensuing scene resembles dinnertime at the trough in the movie Babe. Apparently, this...