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Tomatoes

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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...

Lamb

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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...

How to make soufflé

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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...

Prawns

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Vegetables of the cabbage family

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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...

Cooking oils

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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

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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 The Perfect Gin And Tonic

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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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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...

There's A Blue Gin Train Coming To London & You're Going To Want A Ticket ASAP

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / There's A Blue Gin Train Coming To London & You're Going To Want A Ticket ASAP

Ordinarily, us Londoners spend way too much time waiting for a train, sitting on a train or filling out delay repay forms for cancelled trains, but a gin train? Now that's something...

Competition: Win A Luxury Hamper Worth £150 For The Perfect Night In!

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / Competition: Win A Luxury Hamper Worth £150 For The Perfect Night In!

Sofeminine has teamed up with Boursin® to give one lucky winner the chance to win a luxury hamper for the perfect night in. Because staying in is the new going out, right? We've...

Pizza Ice Cream Now Exists, Because Of Course It Does

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In summer, there's nothing better than a scoop of ice cream or two to cool us down on those balmy June afternoons. And we're down with the unique flavours - gin and tonic sorbet...

All The Classic Christmas Food Ranked Worst To Best

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It's Christmas in less than a week and while we can tell our workmates until we're blue in the face that we're just looking forward to "spending some quality time with the family"...

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

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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...

G&T 'Fun Buns' Are The Most Gin-Credible Booze-Food Combination Yet

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Food and booze are two of life's simple, but no less great, pleasures and when the two combine, it brings on all sorts of feelings. But we may have unearthed the greatest boozy-food...

The UK's First Make-Your-Own Gin Lab Is Coming, So Form An Orderly Queue

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / The UK's First Make-Your-Own Gin Lab Is Coming, So Form An Orderly Queue

The world has gone a little bit giddy for gin and it shows no signs of getting botanical fatigue just yet, with fancy recipes and experiences popping up here there and everywhere...

Pimm's Popsicles Are Here To Get Us In The Spirit Of Summer

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What even is British summertime without a jug of Pimms in one hand (yep, a whole jug) and a handheld fan in the other? It's the only time we'll willingly consume strawberries...

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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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...

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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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

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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

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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...

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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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...

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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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

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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...

50 Coffee Porn Pics For An Instant Pick Me Up!

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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

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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

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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...

How to make perfect pancakes | making perfect pancakes

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 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...

15 Tequila Cocktails That Prove It's Actually Delicious

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When most of us think of tequila, memories of salt, shots and bad decisions come to mind. But now that we're grown ups (kinda) it's time to leave the past behind and realise that...

10 Vegetable Side Dishes ANYONE Can Master

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Since we are not all blessed with Jamie Oliver skills in the kitchen, we have put together 10 tasty vegetarian side dishes that anyone can make, and we mean everyone. Even if...

How To Make A White Lady Cocktail

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Whether you've heard of a White Lady or not doesn't matter now, the moment you taste it you'll never get it out of your head. Its smooth, delicate, citrusy flavour brings a whole...

Growing tomatoes

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Growing your own tomatoes is easy and rewarding. Follow our step-by-step guide to growing tomatoes. Growing tomatoes from seed You can start in January or February onwards in...

All about champagne

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Champagne is for special moments: parties, celebrations of love, success and big achievements in life. We often crack open the bubbly with dessert, but is this really the best...

Béchamel sauce

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A classic of French cuisine, béchamel is a key ingredient of dishes including lasagne, gratin and soufflé. If yours ends up lumpy, too runny, not salty enough, or you haven't...

Carrots

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A vegetable, a root vegetable or a fruit? Raw or cooked, savoury or sweet, the carrot is a staple ingredient in many dishes (not forgetting carrot cake!). Why not be a little...

The Ultimate Pimped Out Pancake Day Toppings

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This Pancake Day, instead of selling out with your usual sugar sprinkle and squirt of lemon, take a look at these pimped out pancake toppings. At least if you eat yourself to...

15 Ways To Upgrade Your Gin And Tonic To A Whole New Level

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Gin and tonic isn't just any refreshing boozy drink...NO! Gin and tonic is a way of life, nothing matches up to a glass of good chilled gin, premium tonic water, with ice and a slice...

15 Recipes That Prove Vegetarian Protein Is Way Better Than Meat

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 15 Recipes That Prove Vegetarian Protein Is Way Better Than Meat

We've all heard some ridiculous reasons not to go veggie but not having enough vegetarian protein isn't one of them. Beans, eggs, kale and tofu are just a few meat-free ingredients...

14 Amazing Ways To Drink Rum You Definitely Won't Have Thought Of Before

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 14 Amazing Ways To Drink Rum You Definitely Won't Have Thought Of Before

Yes other spirits are good (we'll never forget you gin), but there's something about rum that always gets the party started. I mean you can make daiquiris, mojitos AND piña coladas...

40 Coffee Memes All Caffeine Addicts Will Relate To

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Let people know why coffee is so awesome. Here are 50 memes all caffeine addicts will relates to ... In coffee we believe ... Are you a coffee lover? Tweet us @sofeminineUK! You...

Gin O'clock: 14 Ingenious Ways To Drink Gin That You've Not Thought Of Before

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / Gin O'clock: 14 Ingenious Ways To Drink Gin That You've Not Thought Of Before

There’s so much more to gin than the basic G&T we know and love. So to get you to try new things and switch it up a little we've assembled an assortment of gin cocktails that...

15 Delicious Pancake Day Ideas

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It’s Pancake Day, officially, but remember everyday can be pancake day, and with these 15 delicious pancake ideas, you will make sure it is. So to inspire you and also make you...

10 Of The Best Vegetarian Cookbooks Of All Time

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Whether you're a fully fledged vegetarian, or getting involved in #meatfreemonday, we've picked the top of the crops in vegetarian cookbooks to help you make the best vegetarian...

10 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas You Need In Your Recipe File

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Undoubtedly, one of the best things about Christmas Day is the food, the booze and the fact calories don't count. And nothing, nothing kicks off Christmas day right like a good...

12 Finger-Licking Ways To Eat Turkey This Season

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If you're sick of the same bog standard roast dinner at Christmas why not cook up something a little different this year? Or how about putting those Xmas leftovers to use and...

You Can Now Get Drunk On Avocado Thanks To This Cocktail

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The humble avocado single-handedly fuels our generation but while it remains the staple foundation of many healthy meals, one London bar has dared to boozeify the brunch essential...

The American Bucket List Snacks You Need To Try Before You Die

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Life is not made for us to eat basic food and then die without having sampled all the amazing snacks out there. So to help you tick off a few bucket-list bites we've created the...

10 Simply Delicious Recipes To Ring In Chinese New Year At Home

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 10 Simply Delicious Recipes To Ring In Chinese New Year At Home

Happy new year... again! Today is Chinese New Year, so to celebrate we've put together a list of simple but delicious Chinese recipes to try out, impress your friends with and...

13 Boozy Hot Cocktails To Keep You Warm This Winter

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What's better than a toasty cup of hot chocolate on a cosy night in? A boozefied hot chocolate, of course. Trust us when we say you'll never look at hot drinks in the same way...

17 Hearty Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm This Winter

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / 17 Hearty Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm This Winter

There's just something about a bowl of soup or stew on a cold winter's evening that you can't beat: it's warming, comforting and definitely one of our favourite things about the...

14 Creepy Cocktails You Have To Make This Halloween

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It's Halloween, the perfect excuse to scare the sh*t out of people and get drunk all at the same time. So we've put together 13 cocktails that will do just that. AKA we've just...

London's Best Summer Cocktails And How To Make Them

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Cocktails synonymous with summer and while the Great British Summertime does its best to ruin any plans to spend the supposedly warmer months, atop a roof admiring the beauty...

There's A New Anti-Ageing Gin And We Need It In A Hip Flask ASAP

Home / Food and Drink / Recipes / There's A New Anti-Ageing Gin And We Need It In A Hip Flask ASAP

We all wanna have a vigorous anti-ageing routine that works wonders, but who's got time for that? It takes years to reverse the years. And we'd much rather be sat in a beer garden...