Food & Drink

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 ...

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 ...