Food & Drink

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 ...

6 May 2020

Best Bbq Wines: 7 Top Drops to Boost the Thrill of the Grill

We might have had to put all those open-air parties, casual cookouts and gourmet get-togethers on hold for now – but you can still have fun being the pitmaster at ...

6 May 2020

Blood Orange Cake Recipe With Ricotta, Polenta And Olive Oil

"A perfect cake, this is simultaneously fluffy, rich and light. The polenta gives it a lovely crunchiness at the edges. It will stay soft and sticky for days, though it ...

6 May 2020

Deep-Fried Peppers With Anchovies And Capers Recipe

"I wasn't lying when I said the Sardinians love deep frying. Deep frying the peppers here means they become deliciously soft, silky and sweet, but you can achieve a similar ...

6 May 2020

Food Writer Letitia Clark: ‘Life Is Full of Sweet And Sour’

You'd think getting your hands on a batch of homemade olive oil in Italy would be pretty straightforward. Even in lockdown times. But if you're in Sardinia and want the ...

6 May 2020

The Psychology Behind Why We’Re Missing Restaurants And Craving Takeaway Treats Right Now

Of the myriad things we miss during lockdown, eating out is surely one of them. While we've been able to indulge in the odd takeaway home delivery (in a responsible, ...

6 May 2020

10 Homeschool Lunch Ideas

Homeschooling is now de rigueur around the world, and one thing that goes along with the lessons and PE is lunchtime. You might have sent the kids off with a ...

4 May 2020

9 Things You’Ll Only Know If You’Re An Adult But Still Can’T Cook

Of the many household tasks one must master on the road to adulthood, cooking is the most complex and the most divisive. Every shirt is ironed pretty much the same ...

4 May 2020

Honey Monster chicken wings recipe

These lip-smacking chicken wings are sweet and sticky. “This recipe it so simple to prepare that Ben’s mum swears by it,” Wingmans owners David Turofsky and Ben Ford explain in ...
4 May 2020

‘Pancake Cereal’ Is the Latest Food Craze to Sweep Social Media

Cooking every meal at home can get a bit dull, but it also means we have plenty of time to experiment with new dishes. The latest food craze to come ...

4 May 2020

2 Minutes With Melissa Hemsley – Who Adores Apple Cider Vinegar And Leftovers

Food writer and cookbook author Melissa Hemsley is infectiously positive, always on the lookout for a new way to use up fridge-leftovers, and forever with an eye on feel-good grub ...

3 May 2020

How to make pasta from scratch

Lasagne and fusilli seem to have become the pariahs of the pasta aisle – they’re pretty much all that’s left. So, if you still have a ready supply of flour, ...
3 May 2020

How to make - Honey Chicken Wings Recipe

"This recipe it so simple to prepare that Ben's mum swears by it," Wingmans owners David Turofsky and Ben Ford explain in their new cookbook. "It's sweet and sticky, with ...

1 May 2020

7 Perfect Drinks for a Rainy Day in Watching a Film

Even though we've had to put cinema experiences, VIP treatment and having a professional serve us drinks and popcorn, on hold – for now – movie buffs can still get ...

30 April 2020

Things You Only Know If You’Re Obsessed With Spicy Food

Not everyone can handle their chilli – especially if you were raised on bland fare, rather than the vibrancy of cuisines that actually use peppers right. But if dinner for ...

30 April 2020

Is Cooking in Lockdown a Joy Or a Chore?

Even if you haven't newly dedicated your life to nurturing a needy, bubbling sourdough starter through lockdown (Instagramming your beloved incessantly as you go), the likelihood is, you'll have been ...

28 April 2020

Whipped Nutella is latest drink trend

We don’t know what it is about fluffy drinks at the moment, but for many seeking comfort in quarantine whipped beverages seem to be the order of the day. First ...
28 April 2020

9 of the most bizarre food and drink

As we reach the end of the year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the strangest things we’ve been scoffing… Pickle ice cream sounds like the ...
23 April 2020

Inspiring Culinary Creativity with Tips from Port Salut & GRAPE&fig

Grazing tables are show-stopping, edible works of art which are perfect for upgrading any food occasion. From beautiful boards for one, to pretty platters for two, they can be created ...
18 April 2020

Harriott’s twist on a classic Bakewell

Ainsley Harriott’s twist on a classic Bakewell tart is inspired by his travels in the Med – and if there was ever a time to get to grips with making ...

8 April 2020

Female First exclusive recipe: Keto Pancakes

Courtesy of www.Cru8foods.co.uk   Delicious served with fresh berries and drizzled with chicory root syrup. Whip up these nutritious, low-carb, low-sugar and high-fibre Keto Pancakes for the ultimate working-from-home breakfast or weekend ...
7 April 2020

Female First's top Easter treats for 2020

-  The Grand Rabbit: £139.00 A white chocolate rabbit pokes his head out of a milk chocolate egg with two luxury draws of chocolates: ...
25 March 2020

Independent UK food businesses who will deliver to your door during lockdown

With retailers battling with online queues of over two hours and many customers struggling to find delivery slots until late April, now is a great time to consider supporting independent ...

20 March 2020

Lisa Roukin's top tips for using coconut flour in the kitchen

Coconut flour is a gluten grain free flour which is very nutritious and high in fibre, a great source of protein, low GI and is relatively low in carbohydrates when ...