Food & Drink

16 July 2020

Mum-of-three creates everything from severed feet to a Christmas turkey out of cake

From succulent chocolate slugs to fancy severed feet and brains brimming with sugary delight, a sculptor with a taste for the absurd is adding her macabre touch to cake making. ...
6 July 2020

Top tips to save money on your weekly food shop  from Financial expert, Iona Bain

1.    Get your 5-A-Day from the freezer Frozen fruit and vegetables are often less expensive, but just as nutritious (if not more) as their fresh counterparts and they still count ...
22 June 2020

The Hairy Bikers Eat to Beat Type 2 Diabetes – Our Review

Si King and Dave Myers – aka The Hairy Bikers – are back with a new collection of recipes, that draws in part on their own weight loss journeys – ...

20 June 2020

Salted Chocolate Pumpkin Tart Recipe

Adding veg to desserts is a trend that's been around a while now – but you may not have tried pumpkin and chocolate together. Gill Meller says pumpkin has a ...

19 June 2020

5 of the Best Boxed Wines to Buy Now

Boxed wines are having quite a moment in the sun. For a start, they tick all the right boxes: Their bumper size offers good value for money, they're easy to ...

18 June 2020

World Sushi Day: 7 of the Best Accounts to Follow to Get Your Sushi Fix

Nipping out to grab a quick Itsu lunch, or tucking into a moreish sushi platter from Wasabi, is sadly, not yet possible. Sachets of wasabi and soy sauce and clutches ...

17 June 2020

7 Top Drops for a Taste of the Med

Jetting off to your favourite Mediterranean retreat may be off the cards for the foreseeable – but we can still fill our ice buckets and picnic hampers with wines from ...

17 June 2020

Beetroot Soup Recipe With Celery And Apple

We don't celebrate locally-grown beetroot enough. "The red variety, of which the aptly named bull's blood is one, is part of a vibrant family of vivid yellows, whites and candy ...

17 June 2020

Gill Meller: ‘We Can’T Eat Meat Everyday, No Matter How Good It Tastes’

Recent months have been a time of reflection in countless ways, and for many of us, food has factored in this. Since dining out options suddenly vanished, you've probably spent ...

17 June 2020

Courgette Flatbreads Recipe With Herbs And Goat’S Cheese

Making your own flatbreads is one of the simplest ways to get into baking bread, and this recipe might be the perfect summer combination. "Cooking courgettes slowly with garlic and ...

15 June 2020

Men’s Health Week: 5 Heart-Healthy Foods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

As men get older, heart health becomes a major priority. Not only are heart disease and stroke the leading causes of death globally, but experts say that they're more likely ...

15 June 2020

7 Social Distancing Food Hacks

Remember when picnics and barbecues were the easiest, most relaxed way to feed people? You'd throw a load of sausages on the grill and hand out buns indiscriminately, or unleash ...

15 June 2020

Sara Cox: ‘I’M Quite At Home in a Loading Bay’

Sara Cox is very upfront about the fact she loves sneaking behind the scenes. "I do love having a nosy around," she says, before merrily recalling the time she got ...

15 June 2020

From Bake Off Disasters to a Naughty Waffle Dish, These Are John Whaite’S Food Memories

Great British Bake Off winner, cookery school owner and cookbook author, John Whaite has spent most of his 31 years surrounding himself with food. He recalls some standout moments from ...

14 June 2020

Why the Japanese Diet Is One of the Healthiest in the World

Japanese cuisine is undoubtedly delicious, but it's also incredibly healthy. According to the OECD, the average life expectancy for Japanese men and women is 84.2 years old. This is the ...

13 June 2020

6 ways to enjoy World Gin Day in lockdown

Gin, gin, gin. From classic and contemporary cocktails, to the simplest serve of all, gin might just be the world’s most go-to, multi-purpose tipple. Ironically, it’s one of the few ...
13 June 2020

Fragrant Turkey Pho Recipe

"I was once very lucky to film in Vietnam some years ago," recalls chef and telly presenter Phil Vickery. "On every street corner in Hanoi they serve Pho from very ...

13 June 2020

6 Ways to Enjoy World Gin Day in Lockdown

Gin, gin, gin. From classic and contemporary cocktails, to the simplest serve of all, gin might just be the world's most go-to, multi-purpose tipple. Ironically, it's one of the few ...

11 June 2020

5 Summer Salads to Have in Your Repertoire

There's nothing wrong with half an iceberg lettuce and some chunks of cucumber thrown together in a bowl with a glug of olive oil. However, if you're looking to stealthily ...

10 June 2020

10 Top Drops to Gift on Father’S Day

Dads aren't always the easiest to please. But if you tailor a tipple to suit his taste, add just the right measure of thoughtfulness and stir in some love, chances ...

10 June 2020

Tortilla Muffins Recipe

"This neat recipe is great for using up leftover bits of cooked veg, plus combining them with eggs gives the dish a nutritious contribution of protein, vitamins and minerals," explains ...

10 June 2020

Silky Chocolate Mousse Recipe

"Silken tofu is creamy and smooth, with a subtle flavour that lends itself to thicken and create this chocolatey treat," explains chef and presenter, Phil Vickery. "It just happens to ...

10 June 2020

Phil Vickery: ‘I Do Eat Some Obscure Things Sometimes’

Phil Vickery is rather enjoying the pause lockdown has inadvertently offered us. "It's like an enforced holiday," says the chef and telly presenter, noting how, alongside the stresses, traumas and ...

8 June 2020

11 Reasons We’re Really Missing Restaurants Right Now

Lockdown might be easing – you can now host a socially-distanced gathering of six people in your garden, which is a relief – but being able to book a table ...