Food & Drink

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 ...

8 June 2020

Tried And Tested: Patty & Bun’S Diy Burger Kit

Tempted, but not quite willing to join the epically winding drive-through McDonald's queues? Sick of your own sub-par barbecue offerings? Beginning to seriously hanker for a proper restaurant burger, dripping ...

6 June 2020

Jack Monroe’S Recalibration Supper Recipe

We're all trying to waste less food at the moment, and the veg in this bowl can be changed to suit whatever you have left in your fridge, as long ...

5 June 2020

5 Ways to Start Using Bitters in Your Drinks

Any bartender worth their salt will have a selection of bitters in their cocktail armoury. The mixologist's best friend, bitters are the salt and pepper on the cocktail list. They ...

4 June 2020

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

If you're a caffeine fiend, that first coffee of the morning is likely one of the most important moments of your day – the roasting smell coming from the cafetiere, ...

3 June 2020

New World Wines: 8 Top Drops to Try Now

From the freshest fizz to the brightest whites and lip-smacking reds – when it comes to a New World wine experience, you can bank on an array of grape varieties ...

3 June 2020

Jaffa Cake Mug Pudding Recipe

Jack Monroe dedicates an entire section to food and drinks in mugs in her new cookbook, Good Food For Bad Days. After all, there's something immensely comforting about holding a ...

3 June 2020

Cauliflower Cheese And White Bean Bake Recipe

Jack Monroe says this is cauliflower cheese reinvented as a legitimate meal. "It's just as comforting as the original, but with a touch more protein and a crisp breadcrumb topping," ...

3 June 2020

Jack Monroe: ‘Sometimes Even I Don’T Want to Get in the Kitchen’

Why is it that when we say 'comfort food', we think of 'treats' to indulge in every once in a while, or worse still, attach feelings of guilt or shame ...

30 May 2020

Frozen Nutella Loaf Recipe

"I'm a Nutella addict, so anything that involves the chocolate hazelnut spread is a winner in my book," says food writer Sarah Rainey. "Like a cheesecake but made in a ...

29 May 2020

7 Tips for Making the Most of Warm Weather Drinking

Hello summer! When the temperature heats up, so does our thirst and you need to be quick on the pour. For even the best bubbles will taste blah if ...

29 May 2020

What Actually Is Umami in Food?

Umami is a word bandied about often on fancy menus and cooking shows, but what actually is it? Most of us nod knowingly when it comes up, without fully understanding ...

28 May 2020

Things You Only Know If You Hate Eating Al Fresco

Summer is a-coming, which means it's time to fire up the barbecue and head outdoors, right? Well, despite what the season is telling you, or the seemingly hardwired desire to ...

27 May 2020

5 Ways Restaurants Around the World Are Getting Creative With Social Distancing

As lockdowns around the world begin to ease, restaurants are facing down the difficult dilemma of how to re-open while keeping their customers safe. Here are some of the most ...

27 May 2020

7 Rosés From Around the World to Snap Up Now

With our showy rose gardens in full bloom and rosé wine season in full swing, now is the time to kick-start your holiday rosé romance with the flurry of styles ...

27 May 2020

Choca-Mocha Cake Recipe

"I've never been a hardened coffee drinker, so a mocha – that moreish combination of coffee and chocolate – is my go-to hot drink," says food writer Sarah Rainey. "This ...

27 May 2020

Jammy Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

"These sticky, fruity cookies make me feel a bit like a five-year-old – not only when I eat them, but when I make them too, squidging my thumb into the ...

27 May 2020

Sarah Rainey: ‘If We Ever Needed Cake, This Is the Time’

Did you know it is possible to make meringue in a microwave? How about almost-instant ice cream with a freezer bag and some rock salt? Or a whole cake in ...

25 May 2020

I Signed Up to a Fish Box Scheme And This Is What I Learned

It has, undoubtedly, been a very strange couple of months. One of the more life-affirming and enhancing aspects of living through lockdown though, has been the opportunity to cook more, ...