UK Taste

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 20.06.2014 | 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 20.06.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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!

Easy Orange Meringue Pie Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I am reaching the terrified stage. I've done the hypno birthing course. I've re read all my birthing books. I'm trying to keep my feet up. But there's no getting away from the fact I'm basically scared. I don't especially like giving birth. For me, it hurts that bit too much. Admittedly my second son's birth was a positive experience overall. But it still bloody hurt.

Son-in-Law Eggs

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 05.06.2014 | 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!

Jamie's Been Cooking With Poo!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Inspired by Poo bringing communities together, Food Tube have been celebrating cooking recipes the whole family can get stuck into. Calling all the gnarly daddios and dawgs of FoodTube, DJ BBQ rustles up a Party Burger whilst sunning it in Portuguese paradise.

Shelina's Summer Rice Pudding

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 04.06.2014 | 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...

Six Ideas to Use Up Leftover (or Canned) Fish

Sian Breslin | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

So you cooked the fish, ate your fill and still have some left over. Unlike chicken, turkey beef and lamb, ideas for fish leftovers are sparse. One tip is to think of cooked fish liked tinned fish (i.e. tuna, salmon). Suddenly using it up seems much easier.

This Week I Ate, On the Roof With... Q, Boisdale, Chiltern Firehouse

William Sitwell | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

My timing was a little off this week. I hung out on two smart roof terraces and on both occasions the rain did its monsoon act. The first was lunch on the roof of Selfridges...

Recipe of the Week: Seared Tunafish With Marjoram, Capers, Spinach and Lentils With Datterini Tomatoes

Theo Randall | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Tunafish can be a bit dull sometimes but by making a fresh marjoram sauce with lemon olive and sea salt. This will give the fish a delicious flavour which is perfect if the tunafish is seared because the sauce slightly cooks the fish. Have a great week!

Recipe of the Week: Asparagus 'Carbonara' Linguine

Theo Randall | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This dish shouldn't take longer than about 10 minutes as you are cooking the asparagus in the water with the pasta. This is a meat free dish but would work if you wanted to finish off with crispy pancetta. Have a great week!

Recipe of the Week: Asparagus With Anchovy Butter and Parmesan

Theo Randall | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a very simple recipe and a great way to eat asparagus. The anchovy butter is so good you will spread it on toast the next day.

This Week I Ate... Rivea

William Sitwell | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

It pains me to think about it. But London has so many beautiful rooms that serve amazing food so however good the food and service it will be hard to force myself to return. And the food and service is great. Staff are lovely. There's a table overflowing with tall grissini. You're not offered it, but I did steal a few giant sticks.

Spring Vegetable Risotto

Linda Duffin | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

We had asparagus as a starter, simply steamed and dripping with butter, followed by a spring vegetable risotto with broad beans, peas and more asparagus and given a further flavour boost with a dollop of home-made pesto. It's delicate but flavourful, with all the individual tastes of the lightly cooked spring vegetables shining through.