Last night saw the penultimate episode of this year’s Great British Bake Off (#GBBO). With higher ratings than ever before, viewers have been kept on the edge of their seats week in, week out. All tentatively awaiting the outcome of the prove, the blind bake and of course the ever feared ‘soggy bottom’!
10 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT
Tea, as they say, revives you. It’s what wakes many of us up in the morning, or what sends us off to sleep at night. It can be herbal or caffeinated, with one or two sugars, with lots of milk or perhaps none at all. There’s the great Earl Grey controversy, and the catalog of biscuits that work well as dunking biscuits (Walker's Shortbread, ginger snaps) and those that don’t (Australian Tim Tams, Garibaldis).
08 Oct 2012 16:06 GMT
Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals concept proposed that a delicious three-course meal could be cooked in 30 minutes or less.
If that sounds somewhat ambitious to you, then read on. Jamie seems to be fond of timed cooking as his latest TV show claims to have you cooking food in half the time! That’s right, 15 minutes!
05 Oct 2012 13:00 GMT
Assuming you are into food and looking up recipes or food porn on the internet frequently, which is how I spend the majority of my time online, then this gadget here might just change your life...
There are notable food trends. If we think of prawn cocktails and beef wellington we will think of the glorious 70s. However, there are also foodie communities out there who swear by certain cooking techniques and gadgets.
27 Sep 2012 16:00 GMT
Nigellissima, Nigella Lawson’s latest book and TV series, is - rather obviously - about Italian food. But rather than being over-complicated, intimidating and packed full of Italian ingredients that are hard to find, Nigellissima is surprisingly accessible, if not the most access able Nigella's ever been.
25 Sep 2012 16:21 GMT
There are few things I love as much in life as I do carbohydrates, chicken, and cheese. Combine all of these in an easy recipe and I am all over it.
Pinterest, the ultimate destination for "easy" recipes, has led me to make some spectacularly shit dinners. It's easy to be fooled by the macro-focused photos, and I've had a tough time learning that just because it looks nice, doesn't mean it's going to taste nice.
24 Sep 2012 12:00 GMT
I thought that I’d got coffee all figured out. I could walk into a swish coffee shop, stand at the counter and confidently order my medium Americano. I’d then feel incredibly proud of myself for being so cosmopolitan, with my understanding of the art of coffee.
Then coffee changed, again. And this time it was way more complicated than the whole latte-to-flat white transition. Independent coffee shops were popping up all over town and, with them, they brought a whole ...
20 Sep 2012 14:00 GMT
It was difficult to watch last night’s Cooks to Market on Sky Living without getting distracted by Gizzi Erskine’s fabulousness.
06 Sep 2012 10:12 GMT
Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to an amazing event hosted by Monkey Shoulder Whiskey. As someone who admittedly isn’t a big fan of whisky, I was sceptical but if anything, just the look on my face after the initial swig would make for photographic gold.
03 Sep 2012 12:30 GMT
Coming from a Korean background, chilli and heat has always been a huge part of my life.
It is one of the essential ingredients in Korean cooking but it has found its way into pretty much everything I cook these days.
I add chilli to Bolognese, soups, marinades and even to salad in the form of hot sauce.
30 Aug 2012 12:00 GMT