Food & Drink

19 May 2020

Tom Allen: I Ate So Much Cake During Bake Off Filming That My Waistcoat Exploded

You can expect the new series of Bake Off: The Professionals to be the most theatrical yet. The tasks the competitors are given this year "have a real air of ...

19 May 2020

10 Dishes to Make With Food on the Turn

Between minimal supermarket trips and constant self-catering, our fridges have become dinnertime battlegrounds of leftovers, forgotten ingredients and people opening it, only to shout, 'There's no food!' when you know ...

18 May 2020

Rachel Riley’S Food Memories, From Eating Smoked Salmon Bagels to Making Grey Lasagne

Countdown maths whizz Rachel Riley has always thought a lot about what she eats. At first, this was out of necessity, having said in the past: "Diet's huge for me. ...

16 May 2020

Lamb Martabak Recipe

"This martabak is one of my favourite snacks to eat. With coriander and cumin-spiced lamb encased in pastry, it's Indonesia's answer to a Cornish pasty," explains food writer Lara Lee. ...

15 May 2020

5 Things to Do With Old Bottles of Spirits Lurking in the Back of the Cupboard

If you've been labouring during lockdown, spring cleaning and having a good old clear out, chances are you've come across the odd bottle of booze you'd completely forgotten about. Something ...

15 May 2020

What Celebrities Have Been Cooking in Lockdown

Whether you like it or not, we've all had to become a bit better acquainted with our kitchens. Even the most enthusiastic of cooks have become tired of the same ...

14 May 2020

6 Celeb-Inspired Pasta Recipes That Don’T Rely on Tomato Sauce

Rightly or wrongly, many of us might have quite a lot of pasta in the cupboards right now – and our default setting is often to make a trusty spag ...

13 May 2020

7 Things You Probably Didn’T Know About Strawberries

If the current crisis has got you down, here's a spot of brighter news – the recent warm and sunny weather means strawberry season has begun a little early this ...

13 May 2020

International Hummus Day: 7 Ways to Switch Up Your Dip

Few things are as universally loved as hummus. A blend of chickpeas, lemon, tahini, garlic, olive oil and cumin, whizzed together (or just bought in a tub), it's the ideal ...

13 May 2020

7 Fine Fizzes to Celebrate English Winemakers

In a 'normal' world, viruses and vino wouldn't normally share the same platform – but normal is a relative word in these unprecedented times. With social distancing and wide-scale closures ...

13 May 2020

Tomato Sambal Recipe

"I think of this tomato relish as a beginner's guide to sambal, as it works beautifully either spicy or mild, depending on your preference," says food writer Lara Lee. "For ...

13 May 2020

Lara Lee: ‘A Meal Is Not Complete Without Sambal’

Lara Lee totally adores cooking. "Even in isolation, it's the thing I desperately love to do," she says over the phone when we talk during lockdown. "I want to cook ...

13 May 2020

Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

"I've been eating chicken fried rice for as long as I can recall and it's a dish of which I never tire," says food writer Lara Lee. "This version of ...

12 May 2020

10 Cooking Techniques to Master

Whether you're confident in the kitchen already or building up your repertoire, you've probably had a lot more time on your hands to cook over the last couple of months. ...

11 May 2020

5 bizarre cravings that will blow your mind

Many women experience strong cravings during pregnancy. And whether you’re pregnant or not, sometimes all you want is to eat peanut butter straight from the jar with a spoon, right? ...

11 May 2020

WTF is a ketchup cake?

If you are wondering what this strange cake might taste like, the recipe is available on some Canadian Heinz bottles. The recipe from Kraft Canada is known as Great Canadian HEINZ ...

11 May 2020

Focaccia Art Is the Latest Food Trend – And It’S Really Pretty

Baking has been a mainstay of life at home recently- and one of the biggest food trends we've seen during coronavirus. If people weren't making their own sourdough starter, they ...

11 May 2020

The Tinned Fish Cookbook By Bart Van Olphen – Our Verdict

From the heat of Michelin-star kitchens in Paris, to travelling the world and meeting fishermen to fully understand sustainable seafood practices, Bart van Olphen's knowledge of fish, and how to ...

11 May 2020

National Vegetarian Week: 5 Lesser-Known Veggies That Are Super Healthy

Did you know scientists estimate there are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world? Yet many of us stick to eating the same standard supermarket selection week after ...

9 May 2020

Pasta With Butter Recipe

"I love butter. I come from a family of butter-fiends. My mother eats it in chunks from the pat, with a spoon, and my father spreads it as thick as ...

7 May 2020

Secret Cinema’s Secret Sofa in partnership with Häagen-Dazs brings you ‘Casino Royale’

This Friday at 7.30pm open your living room to one of the most successful British film franchises - James Bond - as Secret Cinema and Häagen-Dazs present the critically-acclaimed Casino ...

7 May 2020

2 Indulgent Cake Recipes That Don’T Require Flour

In some areas, getting hold of the white stuff has become near impossible in lockdown. Plain and self-raising flour have become incredibly scarce – which is concerning when so many ...

7 May 2020

7 Noodle Dishes From Around the World to Make At Home

When lockdown began, many of us were bulk buying spaghetti and making huge quantities of Bolognese. Now we've settled into the rhythm of cooking at home all the time (and ...

7 May 2020

The 8 Emotional Stages of Raising Your Own Sourdough Starter

Bread is good. Bread with butter is even better. Bread you handmade yourself, slathered with salty, yellow butter, sliced as thick as cheese? Unbeatable. It's the perfect equation, and one ...