The expansion of our global foodie horizons is a good thing. Gone are the days of an avocado being considered "exotic" or falafel being dismissed as "foreign muck". We can walk into any supermarket and be presented with a range of tempting and adventurous meal options.
Celebrity chefs are there to guide us through this new culinary terrain, introducing new trends and convincing us that every meal time can, and should, be an adventure.
23 Aug 2012 15:28 GMT
I have concluded that Food Network is a form of evil vortex. It sucks you in and refuses to let go until you’ve booked flights to New York to eat French Toast.
Then there’s Ina Garten. Where to start with Ina Garten? She is ridiculous. Yet I still watch in awe as she cooks half a cow with 300 sticks of butter for her and Jeffrey’s humble supper. How bad can half a cow and 300 sticks of butter b...
22 Aug 2012 11:00 GMT
We all have Food boards on Pinterest, don’t we? Those boards with tonnes of amazing recipes pinned to it, half of which we’d never actually cook? This week, I defied all odds. I cooked something delicious, based on a Pinterest pin.
10 Aug 2012 12:48 GMT
The popularity of spiced rum has boomed in recent years. Based on current trends, it is predicted that the UK spiced rum market could grow to be worth £150million over the next five years. That's a lot of rum.
With such staggering demand, the time seems right for Bacardì to step into the dark and spicy rum ring. And that’s exactly what they have done with the launch of
30 Jul 2012 12:22 GMT
There’s something reassuring about the existence of the British Leafy Salads Association. I sleep easier knowing that someone, somewhere is out there sticking up for the nation’s lollo rosso and little gem.
13 Jul 2012 12:18 GMT
I love shit food. There was a time when I would be embarrassed to admit this and be all like “yah, houmous is amazing” and “Oh! Aren’t those micro herbs delicious?!”.
Recently I’ve realised that I can’t fight my food roots – the appetite that craves things coated in a “golden crumb” and reformed potato snacks in the shape of zoo animals or smiley faces.
03 Jul 2012 10:10 GMT
Cooking shows are (almost) always the same. There have complicated recipes with complicated directions, unlikable hosts and food that you'd never actually be able to make yourself.
This is precisely why we love Girl Eats Food the new cooking series from Vice, featuring chef Joanna Fuertes-Knight, who is basically a British, tougher Na...
15 Jun 2012 12:20 GMT
Food and drink make the best holiday souvenirs. I’m not talking about a hastily purchased bottle of Ouzo from the airport or a bag of smashed up biscotti lurking in the bottom of the suitcase. What I’m getting at is the memory of new and unusual tastes, the experience of playing menu roulette and waiting to see what the waiter brings to the table.
16 May 2012 13:00 GMT
A few years ago, on a flight to Edinburgh I heard a rather distinguished chap ask the flight attendant for a ginger ale with whiskey - and ever since then, I've been hooked. Whiskeys and bourbons are actually quite versatile and mix fabulously with ingredients you might not initially think of, which is precisely why I'm so in love with Jim Beam Honey.
15 May 2012 09:00 GMT
You must have heard the wise advice "don't go shopping when you're hungry." Well I would like to add to that advice by saying do not go grocery shopping after an extra long mind numbing day at work. Why? Because last week I went to do a big shop after work and ended up at home with a bag of veggie chips and a box of arborio rice. That's it.
20 Apr 2012 09:14 GMT