As soon as the weather gets colder, I get the urge for real hearty classics like Shepherd's Pie, but it doesn’t take long for traditional dishes like this one to get a little bit boring. A great way to make them more interesting is to find out what vegetables are in season and work them into the original recipe along with herbs and spices to create weird and wonderful hybrid dishes such as this Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie...
07 Oct 2008 11:00 GMT
There are few things in life that are as sweet and as comforting as standing in front of the Hostess Cakes display at your local grocery store, and trying to decide what to buy. Do you go for the Cupcakes or the Twinkies? The Ding-Dongs or the Ho-Hos? It's a decision few can make easily.
06 Oct 2008 15:30 GMT
Today I am feeling grouchy and cranky and like my body is under attack from the Hormones of Doom. As a result, I’m reading – but not novels. No, when I’m in this kind of mood only cookbooks will do…
Well, I say cookbooks. What I mean is cookbooks and cooking websites and scraps of paper that my dad’s aunt’s friend’s daughter-in-law’s next door neighbour scribbled a recipe on. In all honesty though, most of these things are so stra...
03 Oct 2008 15:00 GMT
You thought yesterday was a regular day, right? Bit cold, Eastenders on TV, neglecting of angelic diet resolutions you made earlier in the week? Meanwhile, over in the world of publishing, it was Super Thursday, a somewhat hyperbolic term given to the day when all the major publishing houses bestow th...
03 Oct 2008 14:00 GMT
It’s usually around 10:23am that the first pangs of “when’s lunch?” kick in, so perhaps that’s what made me decide to randomly Google “food art” and see what came back.
After digging through wealth of sites for those slightly alarming death mask chocolate sculptures of slightly constipated-looking famous people, I discovered Ash...
02 Oct 2008 12:00 GMT
Ordinarily I am not all about short cuts with cooking. I believe that the best dishes are the simplest and therefore don’t involve too much effort to cook. However, this pie is so easy, and so tasty, that it fully makes up for how incredibly lazy it is. And anyway, as the great and powerful Nigella would say, who wants to put in any more effort than they really have to? Especially if the result is still good enough to fool your friends into thinking you have been painstakingly roasting a chic...
02 Oct 2008 11:00 GMT
You know sometimes, on the way home from work, you feel like all you can really be bothered to cook is a baked potato, but you feel like a baked potato fully confirms you are unhealthy, a bit lazy, and completely devoid of culinary creativity? You feel as though a baked potato betrays you for the Bridget Jones that you are and laughs in your un-domesticated face as you eat it!
30 Sep 2008 11:00 GMT
Katamari Damacy is the only video game that I play (other than Wii games), and I rarely get the chance to. But I don't care, I love it. It's so delightful. You simply roll your katamari around and pick stuff up with it. The best part is I can get crafty with this crocheted katamari pattern and make a real magnetic katamari.
26 Sep 2008 20:00 GMT
Submissions for this year’s Electrolux Design Lab have begun to appear across the press, with the winners being announced on October 8th and 9th at the finals in Zurich.
Many entries in this competition – such as this soap nut using washing machine from last year- have been known to focus a great deal on eco-friendly designs that can he...
25 Sep 2008 15:30 GMT
Since last week’s crumble-fest, Fuck the Diet has developed a bit of sweet tooth, so this week, I have gone all out with this creamy concoction that twists together two classic desserts, Eton Mess and Banoffee Pie. The meringue and strawberries are replaced wi...
25 Sep 2008 11:00 GMT