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Read recipes by all your favourite chefs – from Lorraine Pascale to Josh Eggleton, from Glynn Purnell to Theodore Kyriakou. Satisfy your appetite with our ultimate collection of easy recipes for whatever you’re craving.

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Do you have a friend or family member who loves cooking and the culinary arts? You might be wondering how you can inject a little luxury into their kitchen next time a special occasion rolls around and...

We all know there are foods out there that are better for us and those that are not so beneficial to our health, but it doesn’t mean we all make the choices that we should. Fast foods are well marketed...

Known as Champiñones gratinados, these are mushrooms (best to use the portobello variety) stuffed with a deliciously rich ham mayonnaise. Super easy to make, these are a great starter for when you are...

We are all starting to realise how aware we need to be of what we are putting into our bodies. Overly-processed foods and sugary snacks offer very little or no nutritional value and meats from factory...

Barbeque season is back, but do you know what’s going to be going on top of the grill? If you’re wanting to be the talk of the street, then the standard two meats probably won’t cut it — but, not...

Nothing says ‘special occasion’ quite like a traditional Beef Wellington. It’s pure pleasure on a plate. Here award-winning Chewton Glen executive chef Luke Matthews shows us how to make...

Packed full of hearty vegetables and topped with irresistibly creamy mash, very few recipes can rival the wholesome shepherd’s pie. This veggie twist on a classic is rich in nutrition and the perfect...

Great British Bake Off 2018 finalist Ruby Bhogal reveals her top tips for making a mouthwatering chicken biriyani, a perfect dish to serve up this Mother’s Day. The reason I am a real foodie and...

If we had to survive on just one meal it would be a perfectly prepared steak, served with chunky, skin-on fries and a rich and powerful peppercorn sauce. Perfect. Considering you’ve found your way here,...

If you think back to your favourite fine dining experience, the chances are you’ll be able to remember more than just how the food tasted. You might recall how the food was presented or remember the...

In celebration of Pancake Day (Tuesday 5th March 2019), Fentimans has devised a gin and tonic pancake drizzle, using their Valencian Orange Tonic Water, for home-bakers to liberally douse on their choice...

Knowing where your food comes from helps to distinguish the quality of meat. Each cut serves a different purpose and has different tastes, such as a horseshoe gammon, a popular cut, also known as Christmas...

Chicken and chips is one of those classic combos that never goes out of fashion. The past few years has seen a big rise in the number of chicken shops, and there are a couple of huge restaurant chains...

The festive season is a time of indulgence, from that show-stopping Christmas dinner to a glass or two of your favourite tipple – but if you’ve gone overboard on supplies this year, then the chances...

Foraging has continued to rise in popularity in recent years, as more people are becoming aware of the fruitful bounties which can be found just a stones-throw away from their homes. No longer an eccentric...

Preparing Vegan dishes for Christmas can be tricky as traditionally the focus is on meat, so Spoon Guru nutritionist Marianna Ragoussi have provided some tips and easy food swap ideas to help! Let’s...

Dinner parties are always a great way of getting all of your close friends together to eat good food (fingers crossed) and drink nice wine. However, organising and executing the perfect dinner party can...

A deliciously delicate recipe from the autumn menu at Osteria in The Barbican, this pumpkin and sage tortelloni is the perfect way of using any pumpkin leftover from carving at this time of year. Ingredients 450g...

As a nation, we constantly rave about how proud we are of Great British cuisine. Fish and chips, local pies and even the full English Breakfast. For years they’ve become part of our weekly dinner meals...

It’s that time of year again when the nights are drawing in and everyone’s favourite baking show makes a mouth-watering return to our televisions. To celebrate this, and the timely National Baking...

People often talk about food and wine pairings; Cabernet Sauvignon is best paired with red meat, and that Pinot Grigio should always be put with fish dishes. Of course, alcohol on the table is always great,...

With summer now just a distant memory and the cooler weather starting to bite, our thoughts are turning to the autumn season. The nights will be getting longer and we’re going to be spending more time...

Looking for the perfect beer and food pairing? We asked the experts at Brewhouse & Kitchen for their top picks for some of Britain’s best loved dishes. The curry For a chicken tikka masala or...

One of the most beloved puddings to exist, the tarte tatin was actually created by accident in the 1880’s and what a delicious accident it was. It was bought about at Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron,...

If you are an enthusiastic home cook, you will have most definitely experienced the dread of spending hours creating every crucial element of the ‘perfect dish’, only to have all your hard work undone...

Whatever the formality of the event, preparing decorative nibbles are a great way to keep your guests happy and add that extra personal touch. Below is the perfect canapé recipe for your next dinner...

The summer months are the perfect time to eat light and healthy dishes – with asparagus and scallops being two top favourite ingredients. Sautéed Scallops with Fresh Asparagus (£16.20) is one of Royal...

The official game season famously kicks off with Glorious Twelfth on 12th August and celebrated Irish chef Richard Corrigan knows a thing or two about game. Corrigan’s Mayfair is renowned for serving...

KISHORE AND SMITA IYENGAR waltz with the distinctive bouquets and distinguished flavors of premium world wines and the diverse fragrances and exotic spices that highlight authentic, princely Indian cuisine. There...

For Joey O’Hare, promoting gut health through delicious veggie-centric food is the name of the game. Far from a passing trend, Joey believes that gut-friendly foods – whether it’s kimchi or saurkraut,...

Jersey Royal potatoes are at their best in May – so it’s time for you to learn how to cook them to impress friends and family while they are in season. If anyone knows their Jersey Royals from their...

Songkran is the annual festival which takes place over three days during the traditional Thai New Year, this year falling between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 April. Throughout Thailand there are celebrations,...

Master baker Richard Bertinet shows us how to make the perfect hot cross buns this Easter. Makes 16 We make these in our Bath bakery at Easter and they always go down a treat. The mixture will also make...

James Tanner, Chef and Co-Owner of Devon brasserie Barbican Kitchen, shares his opinion on why plant-based eating is here to stay. In January 2014, ‘Veganuary’ was launched to great applause amongst...

There’s no doubt about it, Britain is a nation of cheese lovers. A cheeseboard never disappoints us Brits, but it’s even ‘feta’ when this party favourite looks ‘gouda’ enough for Instagram....

Leading food writer KASPAR CHAMBERS goes behind the scenes at Le Cordon Bleu, London’s most prestigious culinary institution. Clouds of flour billow and waft from the stainless steel work surfaces, and...

Pancake Day is crêping up on us (Tuesday 13 February 2018) and with it comes excitement as well as pressure to make those perfect pancakes – golden on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside! Steve...

Forget about steamed puddings that take hours, get the same comfort food factor from these individual ones that take just 30 minutes. Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients Fruit...

It’s official – The perfect bacon sandwich is to be served on white bread with ketchup – but never toasted, it has emerged. A study of 2,000 adults settled once and for all exactly how...

Cooking has turned from a survival practice into an art of the highest form, as Michelin star chefs and food enthusiasts look for innovative ways to construct new flavours. For this purpose, they tend...

Hot chocolate season is approaching! It’s time to wrap up and get cosy, and what better than with a steaming mug of creamy hot chocolate on a chilly January evening. Hunter 486 restaurant, located within...