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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

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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

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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...