Food & Drink

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, ...

23 May 2020

Peach And Dulce De Leche Cake Recipe With Meringues And Cream

"In Uruguay, the original version of this cake is known as chajá – layers of light, fluffy sponge soaked in peach syrup, whipped cream, dulce de leche, peach slices and ...

21 May 2020

Joe Wicks’ Parent And Baby Chickpea And Mushroom Burger Recipe

If you're through the purees and finger foods and at the later stages of the weaning process, it's time to get a bit more adventurous. By 12 months, most babies ...

20 May 2020

7 Stylish Sauvignon Blancs to Try Now

Fresh as a daisy, from its gorgeous grassy flavours to its tangy ripeness and aromatic freshness that runs wild, it's not surprising sauvignon comes from the French word 'sauvage', meaning ...

20 May 2020

Chermoula Roasted Tuna Recipe With Peppers, Chickpeas And Raisins

"Chermoula is a North African spice paste, the perfect marinade for fish and vegetables, and it's easy to make," explains food writer Rukmini Iyer. "Traditionally you'd use coriander, but I ...

20 May 2020

Korean-Style Aubergines With Spring Onions And Sesame Rice Recipe

"In the traditional Korean dish, aubergines are steamed for just seven minutes before you gently stir in the red pepper and sesame dressing. In this version, I let the oven ...

20 May 2020

Rukmini Iyer Shows You How to Travel the World Via Your Kitchen

Your summer holiday might be off (sorry), but you can now travel the globe in 75 faff-free, one-tin recipes, courtesy of food writer and stylist, Rukmini Iyer. The former MasterChef ...

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 ...