UK Taste

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 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 26.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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!