Home / Food and Drink / All articles

All articles - Food and Drink


Tomatoes

Round and juicy, reminiscent of summer and bright dishes. This essential ingredient of Italian cooking is one of the most popular vegetables - although it is in fact a fruit! A...

Ice cream

Summer, the sun, bikinis and ice cream! What’s more refreshing than a cold ice cream when the temperature rises? And today, with ice cream makers more easily available, making...

Lamb

Eaten in many countries throughout the world, lamb is particularly popular in the Mediterranean and eaten at Easter traditionally. It's very versatile, goes well with many spices...

Lebanese mezze

Well known to those who are familiar with Lebanese cuisine, mezze are a selection of small dishes to enjoy during celebrations or family gatherings. It's a kind of buffet for...

How to make soufflé

Another sorry, deflated soufflé attempt, even when you follow the recipe to the letter and beat your egg white into perfectly firm peaks? Don't despair - soufflé isn't impossible...

Bento boxes

Everyone’s talking about them, but what exactly are they? A Japanese delicacy? A new way of eating? Here’s a quick look at and some advice on the art of bento. A Japanese lunchboxThe...

Prawns

Prawns are high in protein, very low in fat and filling, containing just 98 kcal per 100g, plus lots of Vitamins B12, B3 and zinc. Take care what you serve them with (they often...

All about tropical fruit

There are so many out there we don't even know what some of them are, let alone how to tell when they're ripe and how to cook with them! Here's a panorama of our favourite exotic...

Citrus fruit

Citrus fruits originate from South East Asia and were introduced to Europe in the Middle Ages (except for the citron, traces of which were found in BC Europe). Here's our guide...

Choosing, preparing and cooking fish

Fish can be so simple - and so difficult. It is a mystery to many, and while fishfingers are easy to cook, it's a shame not to treat your tastebuds to the many delicate, delicious...

Soup

Packed with vitamins, soup fills you up and tastes great, especially when it’s homemade. Complicated? Not at all: it’s incredibly simple, and easy on your wallet too. Follow our...

Steaming

Forget your preconceptions: steamed food isn't bland, tasteless, uncooked or complicated to do. It's a simple and practical way of cooking. Discover the truth about steam cuisine...

Vegetables of the cabbage family

Known for its strong taste and smell, cabbage is a much-maligned vegetable, but cabbage and its Brassicaceae or crucifer relatives have so many good qualities it's a shame to...

Sweet pastry

Sweet, crunchy pastry makes delicious strawberry tarts, fruit pies and cream pastries that remind us of our childhood! It's child's play to make, too. Here are our rules, recipes...

Cheese fondue

We all dream of recreating delicious fondue worthy of a restaurant in the French Alps. Here's our guide to making the many varieties of cheese fondue. It's so easy, as long as...

Gingerbread recipe and tips

Gingerbread is a childhood favourite and conjures up warm images of gingerbread men and gingerbread houses like in fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel. It's also a warm, spicy...

Cooking oils

Which type of oil should you use for frying, heating, cold dishes and cakes? Follow our cooking oil guide! Definitions: Virgin olive oil: extracted by crushing the fruit without...

Potato varieties and uses

Potatoes may look similar, but there's a huge variety out there! It can be difficult to know which potato to choose for which recipe; they have different textures, cooking times...

How To Make Icing

Cakes topped with sugary coloured icing look so much better! Here's how to make perfect icing. Ingredients to make around 300g of icing: 1 egg white250-300g sifted powdered icing...

How To Make A Gin Martini: The Secret Trick You All Need To Know

We won't beat around the bush, most guides to mixing 'perfect' Martinis are utter bull. Like your favourite cuppa, everyone has their own 'perfect' blend - BUT, that doesn't mean...

Cocktail Class: How To Make A Grand Marnier Collins

The variations on a classic Collins are endless, but this one is by far one of our favourites. With the orangey smoothness of the Grand Marnier, and subtle punch from the lemon...

How To Make The Perfect Gin And Tonic

No cocktail lover worth their salt doesn't love a good, strong Gin and Tonic. It's a drink that can't be beaten. So we spoke to Monica Berg, at Pollen Street Social along with...

Cook like a pro at home: 5 of the best food delivery recipe kits

As a nation we’ve gone utterly bonkers for home cooking. You only have to switch on your TV to see at least four, 42-inch chefs cooking away in your living room. But in reality...

An Avocado Restaurant Is Opening And It's Set To Be The Most Instagrammed Place of 2017

With a new year comes a new buzz-food forecast but while healthy-eating experts predict plant-based meat and legume pasta (basically anything vegan-friendly) will be the next...

Avocado Mayo Is The Newest Food Hybrid We Never Knew We Needed

Welcome to 2017: the year we're no longer content with life's simple pleasures - such as avocados and mayonnaise - we have to do everything in our power to 'improve' them. The...

Who Needs Humans? You Can Now Have Afternoon Tea With Your Pooch

Have you ever been chowing down on a cream cheese and cucumber sandwich at a fancy afternoon tea, looked over at your best friend and thought, 'I wish my beloved pug pup was here...

This Matte Black Latte Will Release Your Inner Goth

Are zingy, bright unicorn lattes and sickly sweet mermaid frapps leaving a bad taste in your mouth? Girl, we hear you. Do yourself a favour and get yourself a matte black latte...

There's Now An Underwater Winery In Croatia & You Can Visit It This Summer

Forget that all inclusive beach holiday you've been searching for, because if you love wine and are looking for your next wanderlust fix, we may have just found your idea of paradise...

Pink Gin Is Here To Give Your G&T An Instagrammable Summer Makeover

Just when you thought your beloved G&T couldn't get any better, it's gone all Kim Kardashian glow up. But instead of hitting the gym and getting bleached hair, gin's gone...

This British Supermarket Is Selling A Massive Magnum Of Prosecco For Just £14

Prosecco princesses among us it's time to grab a flute and pour it up, because this news will have you positively fizzing with excitement. You can now buy a giant magnum of prosecco...

These Penis Cakes Are Taking America By Storm

Listen, give us a d*ck-shaped cake and we'll show you a happy bunch of women. That's why we're loving the look of these popular Taiwanese phallic treats - and it seems other people...

You Can Now Make Your Own Prosecco In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Calling all sparkling winos, your tastebuds better be ready for rocking because DIY prosecco has finally arrived. From here on out, you needn't leave the house on a last-minute...

Someone Has Created A Stranger Things Bar And It's Coming To The UK

October isn't all that far away and that means only one thing: no, not Halloween. No no no. Stranger Things is back for a second season after waiting a whole year to find out...

14 Ways To Revolutionise The Humble Dish That Is Mac And Cheese

Pasta plus cheese has to be one of the most simple yet most genius carb combinations to bless the earth, right? Hence why we're addicted. But just when you thought there was no...

16 Winter Smoothies You Need In Your Life Right Now

When the mornings are cold and the evenings are dark, the allure of smoothies can wane. Our tastebuds have lost their craving for tropical fruit flavours and ice cold beverages...

13 Christmas Gin Cocktails to Put The "Merry" in "Merry Christmas"

'Tis the season to be *hiccup* tipsy! And by tipsy, we mean drunk on gin cocktails and stuffing our faces with everything within arm's reach. If you thought that the refreshing...

You Can Now Buy Mulled Wine-scented Toilet Roll Because 'Tis the Season to Be Jolly

In latest world-gone-mad news, you can now wipe your backside with 'luxury soft toilet tissue' that smells just like mulled wine because there's not enough festive-themed rubbish...

Forget Rosé, Frosé Is The New Coolest Drink Of The Summer And Here's Why

Didn't think you could beat a cold glass of rosé after a long week at work? Us either, well until now that is. Grab your straws cos rosé has had a nostalgic update and we guarantee...

10 Corn On The Cob Recipes To Spice Up Your Summer Barbecue

Most people think that barbecues are all about the meat. Burgers, sausages, chicken kebabs. Well we're here to tell you that those people are just plain WRONG. These days it's...

All The Boozy Recipes You Need To Get Your Guinness Fix This St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day is here once again! It comes around so fast, doesn't it? Mostly because we've had a banging hangover ever since last St Paddy's Day - thanks a lot Guinness, you...

10 Deliciously Healthy Meals You Can Make With A Spiraliser

It's January and if you've jumped on the healthy-eating bandwagon, chances are you've whipped out that spiraliser already. For those who don't know, spiralisers are an amazing...

Happy National Chocolate Day! 21 Chocolate Bars Ranked In Their Rightful Place

Since it's Chocolate Week this week we've decided to honour it the only way we know how: by harshly judging popular chocolate and putting it in its rightful place. Here's the...

This Talented Artist Recreates Famous Paintings On Cakes And It's Amazing

Forget British Bake Off, artist and illustrator Maria Aristidou is making real works of art with her cakes. From The Starry Night to The Scream, Maria's work definitely looks...

21 Epic Burgers Guaranteed To Give You A Heart Attack

What's better than a burger, seriously? Go on, I'll wait. The mix of good meat and a bun makes a dish that's worth every single calorie. And since today is National Burger day...

The Definitive List Of #Foodporn Foodies To Follow On Instagram

Yes, we are guilty of posting pictures of our food on Instagram, but our food pics pale in comparison to these foodies... Seriously how does someone make eggs look so GOOD! So...

20 Boozy Desserts That Prove Cake and Alcohol Is A Match Made In Heaven

We mean yeah, desserts are good but alcoholic desserts are so much better. Two birds...One stone. That's all we're saying. Just looking at the recipes will make you a little tipsy...

7 Healthy Meal-Prep Ideas You Won't Get Bored Of

Anyone who has tried meal prepping knows how boring it is. Seriously, how can someone eat grilled chicken breasts and steamed broccoli for seven days straight? But believe it or not...

Juiced Up? Why You Should Never Try The All-liquid Diet

I've never been into diets - mostly because I've never been good at them when I've tried and especially because I believe in eating well-rounded, balanced meals for a healthy...

100 Funny Food Quotes Every Foodie Should Live By

If you love food (and let's face it. who doesn't?) you know that the second best thing to eating food, is talking about it. Well, except for Instagramming it, obviously. Turns...

10 Healthy Curry Recipes You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free!

There’s nothing like a good curry, all that flavour, spice and colour makes for a tasty dish and a cheeky treat on a Friday night. But curries don't have to be a guilty pleasure...

50 Coffee Porn Pics For An Instant Pick Me Up!

There's nothing better than a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning. So to instantly wake you up and help you through the day we collected 50 of the most eye melting,...

25 Insanely Indulgent Hot Cross Bun Recipes

Easter is fast approaching and we couldn't be more excited. Not only does it mean a long weekend, and an overload of chocolate eggs, but it also means hot cross buns. Warm toasted...

Food For Love! 20 Easy Meal Ideas For Valentines Day

You know how the saying goes, ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’, and the same goes for us ladies too. So treat yourself and your partner this Valentines day with...

Weekly Wine Tasting: Codorniu Vintage Rosado Brut

We all know that Cava gets a bad rap, but when you can buy a bottle for £3.99, why spend up to £7 right? Wrong. Weekly Wine Tasting: Codorniu Vintage Rosado Brut The...

How to make perfect pancakes | making perfect pancakes

Want to know how to make perfect pancakes for pancake day - or just because you fancy them? Making perfect pancakes isn't always easy. So we're sharing some top tips for pancake...

Penguin slippers

The adorable penguins on these cute novelty slippers are looking for a new home! This particular breed are renowned for cheering their owners up when stepping out of bed in the...

7 Cooking Methods You Should Know About

You might not be a five star chef, but you should be able to do a thing or two in the kitchen. So to start you off, we have put together a list of cooking methods that you should...

Sorbet

Sorbets are often colourful, always deliciously fruity, always refreshing and a lot less calorific than ice cream. A simple mix of water, fruit and sugar, sorbets are ideal if...

How to make candied fruit

Bright colours, funny shapes, soft texture and flavours from yesteryear...candied fruit remains a favourite, especially on special occasions. But we rarely dare make it ourselves...

Ratatouille

The choice of vegetables, their freshness, the addition of aromatic herbs, the quality of the olive oil and of course how you cook them are crucial to making tasty ratatouille...