UK Taste

Lemon Yoghurt Ice Cream With Limoncello

Linda Duffin | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Cleaning the floor is not my favourite occupation but my ice cream eating is of Olympic standard, so the outcome was a no-brainer.

This Week I Ate... More Damn Greek food

William Sitwell | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Our trip ended with dinner on the steps of some backstreet in beautiful Venetian Corfu town. I tried the moussaka again. A near-triumph this time, all that hanging around deepening the flavour. It was only just warm enough and of course the chips were cold.

Smoked Salmon With Spicy Cucumber Salad

Linda Duffin | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Some people bring a bottle of wine or bunch of flowers when they come round for a meal. Our friends Jill and Bruce did both - and topped it with the munificent gift of a large piece of home-smoked salmon.

Quinoa Crêpes with Blackberry and Plum Compote

Madeleine Shaw | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Shaw

These crêpes are fluffy and light, they balance well with the compote and slip down like heaven. You can prep the batter and compote in advance and make these mid-week as well as having them on a lazy Sunday.

This Week I Ate... Memories of Greece

William Sitwell | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

A brilliant young cook called Lucy, the daughter of the cookery writer Jane Lovett, turns out amazing dinners of grilled prawns, tuna nicoise (the finest I've had; from locally caught fish, seasoned hard and given the merest charring from the grill), lamb tagine, soft slices of pork in a tuna sauce and chicken with peppers and lime.

Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Dinner

Jules Clancy | Posted 15.08.2014 | 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.

Roast Rack of Pork With Miso and Honey

Linda Duffin | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

This is a hotch-potch of a recipe but the umami flavour of the miso paste works really well with the traditional English ingredients of honey, apple and sage.

Apple, Ginger and Maple Syrup Layer Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I wish, wish, wish I'd appreciated my body between the years 1996 to 2013. It really wasn't that bad. Yes, I often sported a few extra pounds, and no, I wasn't a size 10. But really, compared to now, I was in great shape... Here's a cake that almost includes one of your five a day.

Can I Store Local Eggs at Room Temperature?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

If you buy fertile eggs from a local farm stand and they have not been pre-washed or previously stored in a refrigerator, then it should be fine to store these types of eggs at room temperature.

How to Avoid the Fringe and Other Culinary Sanctuaries

Lucy Karsten | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe had reminded me of an altogether politer, more enjoyable Edinburgh, and this happiness lasted for a good few seconds, before someone else pushed a flyer into my hand.

Pork Chops With Spiced Blackberries

Linda Duffin | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

If you've been brambling and have an armful of scratches and only a small bowl of blackberries to show for your efforts, this is a good way of getting your own back. Tangy and fruity with a touch of warm spice, this sauce would work well with duck breasts, lamb or venison as well as the pork chops I plumped for.

Summer Dessert: Venetian Peach and Basil Vodka Sorbet

Skye McAlpine | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Skye McAlpine

Venetian summer dishes are as plentiful as they are delightful; but sgroppino after dinner is something that I long for all through winter. Sgroppino is sorbet - traditionally lemon - mixed with a dash of vodka and a stream of bubbly prosecco.

Recipe of the Week: Pan-fried Scallops With Zucchini, Plum Tomatoes, Chilli, Parsley and Capers

Theo Randall | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a easy recipe and very Summery. Make sure you use fresh scallops for this dish as the ones in the tubs are not good enough for such simplicity... Have a great week!

Recipe of the Week: Risotto Verde With Peas, Spinach and Parmesan

Theo Randall | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a simple risotto to make and the combination of peas, spinach and parmesan is delicious. It is very important that you cook the rice with the onion for the first few minutes so the rice will be hot when you add the hot stock. This way the rice will cook evenly and the risotto will have a chewy bite.

Do You Know Your Jigger From Your Muddler?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Are you master of the Margarita, boss of the Bellini or ruler of the Rob Roy? You could be exactly what Jamie Oliver's Drinks Tube are looking for with their brand new competition - Jamie Oliver's Search for a Cocktail Star with Bacardi... It's open to professionals and amateurs alike, whether you shake it up for family and friends only or if you're in a top hotel bar.

Recipe of the Week: Fusilli With Prawns, Courgettes, Datterini Tomatoes, Parsley and Garlic

Theo Randall | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is so quick to make and a really good way to use prawns. The courgettes become soft and almost creamy if you toss the pasta well... Make sure the pasta still has a bite when you remove it from the water as you need to cook and reduce the sauce in the frying pan to make the sauce coat the pasta. Have a good week!

High on the Hog in Peasenhall

Linda Duffin | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

I've been racking my brains but I can't for the life of me remember which murder mystery it was that I read where the victim's last meal had been Suffolk Black Ham. It's hardly the sort of thing a ham producer would use as PR material, but the point was that the killer was unmasked because the victim, a humble maidservant or some such, couldn't possibly have bought the ham herself because it was such a high-end product.

Superfoods: Miracle Foods or a Waste of Money?

Sian Breslin | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Superfood! Does it wear spandex and emit powers from its fingers like any good superhero? Does it have a separate identity that only comes out when danger strikes? Will it save the day when junk food rears its ugly head? ... "There's no official definition of what makes a superfood"

Chinese Food in Britain Has Come a Long Way Since the 80s

Nick Jones | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

The growing influence of China has been a hot topic of discussion for several years now, as the economic powerhouse of the East has emerged as a legitimate contender to the USA's supremacy as the world's most powerful nation.

This Week I Ate...Barnyard

William Sitwell | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The walls are clad in corrugated iron. There's rustic wooden panelling too. The staff wear checked shirts and have beards (which come to think of it is rather more Shoreditch than Northamptonshire). The food is also a kind of mythologised offering. I mean where else would you put 'lard on toast' on the menu?

My Simple Carrot, Pistachio and Raisin Cake

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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...

Summer Chicken - a One-Pot Meal

Linda Duffin | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

This is a great one-pot recipe. Once you've browned the chicken, it bubbles away happily by itself until the last half hour, when you need to start adding the baby vegetables. Unlike a hearty winter stew, it's light and summery, but still packed full of flavour.

This Week I Ate...The Crown Inn and Taste of London

William Sitwell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

My stomach doesn't appreciate being a receptacle for 30 different types of cuisine within the space of two hours I like to choose one place and settle in for a bit, which I know isn't the point, but I'm not a very good herdy cow.

Recipe of the Week: Vongole With Tomato, Zucchini, Parsley, White Wine and Garlic

Theo Randall | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This recipe is so easy you have to try it. It's a really delicious lunch dish or even something to put in the middle of the table. Make sure you clean your clams well as you do not want any grit. The combination of the garlicky clams with courgette and tomato is lovely. It's a bowl of clams with a lovely soupy juice that has the tender courgettes. The grilled bread is to mop up all the juice. If you cannot get clams try mussels it works well. Have a great week!

Cupcakes and Barbies... Fish Pie? OH MY!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We are beaming with pride and buzzing with excitement for the launch of our three fabulous Food Tube Books with the loveable Kerryann, gorgeous Cupcake Jemma and radonkulous DJ BBQ!