UK Taste

Wine of the Week: Ca'Rossa, Barbera d'Alba 2013, Italy

Tom Cannavan | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Piedmont in the north west of Italy is home to some of Italy, and the world's, greatest wines. The fame perhaps rests with Barolo and Barbaresco, but insiders know that from smaller appellations there is fantastic quality to be found from the right producers.

Fig, Orange Blossom and Almond Tart

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 19.10.2014 | 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.

Quince Jelly and Membrillo

Linda Duffin | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

I know the food historian Ivan Day carved his own but my woodworking skills are rudimentary at best. I'm investigating the possibilities of getting one made but on the other hand, unglamorous plastic pots store well in the fridge. Although in theory you can keep quince paste, once dried out, wrapped in greaseproof paper I prefer to play if safe and refrigerate it.

Friday Food Off - Banoffee Pie vs Chocolate Hazelnut Kisses

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

In this week's Friday Food Off, Olivia and I put our sweet tooth to the test. My sweet canapé is an all-time favourite, the Banoffee pie. My recipe uses budget ingredients and it's quick and simple to make. Unless your guests are bananaphobes, you're onto a winner.

Roasted Tomato Soup with Olive Croutons

Linda Duffin | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Roasting tomatoes really brings out their flavour and sweetness and although these ingredients came from our Suffolk garden, the soup is packed full of Mediterranean flavours, a last burst of summer.

Wine of the Week: Stobi Winery, Vranec 2011, Macedonia

Tom Cannavan | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

And now for something completely different? Here's a rich red wine that comes from the former Yugolsavian state's best vineyard area, Tikves. It's made from the indigenous Vranec grape, and the nose has lovely lift and elegance even, with Morello cherry red fruit, a touch of spice and a little chocolatey smoothness and polish.

No Mixer Spiced Apple Cupcake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

This year when given a cider-y amount of apples I found myself hankering after baked goods to squirrel away rather than chutney. I don't know why. I think I might be spoiling for something. My freezer is my preserving jar this Autumn. Full to the brim with these cupcakes.

The Four Rules to Masterful Food and Wine Matching

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

Have you ever wondered how to find the perfect wine to go with your meal? If you're tired of feeling worried in the wine aisle and want to get to grips with the mystery of food and wine pairing, then read on. All it takes are four very basic principles...

The Woodbridge Shuck

Linda Duffin | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Don't like oysters? I heard them described recently as "snot on a shell". Personally I'm rather partial to a raw oyster with just a little shallot vinegar and a dash of Tabasco but if that doesn't appeal, they're also fabulous cooked.

What's Your Comfort Food?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Whether it's hours in the kitchen making the ultimate lasagne, cooking an insane burger on the barbecue with some friends, or a reviving ramen when you're feeling down...

Easy Black Forest Brownies Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

The teenage girl next to me sat reading a classic novel, earphones in, occasionally rolling her eyes. I'm not sure whether to be impressed at their joie de vivre or appalled as she was. The only answer to the trauma of this very long journey of being terrorised by inebriated middle aged men was to make a batch of these brownies just as soon as I got home.

Recipe of the Week: Cuttlefish With Artichoke Pasta

Theo Randall | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Cuttlefish is just as tasty as squid but not as popular. It has a thicker tougher texture than Squid but if you cook it longer it becomes sweet and incredibly tender. I love artichokes and I am a big fan of combining them with fish and pasta because they have so much flavour, you do not need that many of them, they also have a wonderful texture.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

Linda Duffin | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

I know this dish is a bit heavy on the cheese but do try adding the mozzarella. It provides a degree of gooeyiness that's deeply satisfying (unless you're on a diet but hey, it's nearly time for those big, all-enveloping jumpers).

Easy Double Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Holly Bell | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I fell off the wagon. Thump, spectacularly to the ground. I was so very nearly there. Just 1.5 stone to go in my five stone battle of the bulge. It started with just one night off and ended in a weekend of gluttony. Here's how I regained 6lb in just three days...

Defiant Italy - Pasta, Priests and Partigiani: The Politics of Italian Gastronomy

Nick Fouche | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Fouche

Fortuitously, it was mostly thanks to my geographical location that my whimsical flirtation became transformed into a more solid 'marriage' and I was finally restored to terra firma, even if it meant descending from Botticelli and Caravaggio to that less glamorous level of my fellow mortals where gunfire has raged and soldiers once fell for the highest stakes.

Thanks a Million!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

You guys asked for an easy pizza recipe and here it is! Who better to show you how to make pizza than 'Italian Stallion' Gennaro? Using an age-old family recipe he guides you through every step from kneading the dough to making the classic margherita topping. This is everything you need to know about pizza in one video folks.

Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb, Lentils and Flatbreads Recipe

Rebecca Williams | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

Quality lamb, cooked in the right way will give you a dish that tastes like you've spent hours in the kitchen. Lamb shoulder is an under-rated cut but treated to a long, slow cook will reward you with meat full of flavour, falling off the bone without effort with plenty of flavoursome juices.

Wine of the Week: Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Australia

Tom Cannavan | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

There's no doubt that Coonawarra is one of the great terroirs of Australia, and synonymous with the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. This comes from one of the longest established quality producers, and is in fact the 53rd release of this wine, made from the highest quality 20% of the harvest.

Salmon Three Ways

Linda Duffin | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Smoked salmon, wheaten bread, fresh seafood - I had almost forgotten just how good Irish food can be

Easy Beetroot and Onion Relish

Holly Bell | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

If you have any tips for getting through the last leg of baby weight loss send them my way. In the meantime I give you beetroot and onion relish. This is delicious with cheese and crackers. Or on cheese on toast. Or in sandwiches. At the moment I am enjoying a teaspoon with a chunk of cheese whenever the hunger makes me want to gnaw at my chunk of a baby's thighs.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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

This Week I Ate...Bobo Social

William Sitwell | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Are you someone who hankers after food trends, lovingly, obsessively, happily, slavishly jumping on every bandwagon that comes along and chomping on whatever fashion dictates? Of the many trends we have seen over the last couple of years, high-end burgers and small sharing plates have surely been neck and neck at the head of the race to be uber-foodie.

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 21.10.2014 | 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.