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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.

Le Cordon Bleu

A Taste of Le Cordon Bleu

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...

I visited Florentine a few months ago and wished I’d returned sooner. A setting that is in tune as it is with its service, bar and menu – this European inspired restaurant does a great job with floor...

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a plate of mince pies on the table. Figures suggest that we collectively purchase around 370 million of them over the Christmas period annually, with each of...

Be sure to impress your dinner guests with this spicy and superjuicy Christmas roast turkey recipe. Serves: 10-12 Cooking Time: Approx 15 minutes prep plus roasting time and resting time Nutrition: Gluten-free Ingredients:...

Ashley Binder is the Head Chef at the historic Middlethorpe Hall in York, which boasts an award winning restaurant. Middlethorpe Hall is a 17th century William and Mary country house standing in 20 acres...

A fiery and fragrant asian-style prawn recipe from Bacofoil. This quick and easy recipe is light, fresh and fragrant, as well as low fat and gluten-free. If you love Asian flavours, it’s guaranteed to...

Are you an aspiring chef or fabulous foodie? Do you enjoy learning the finer details of your dining experience and the differences between a parfait or a pavlova? Pied à Terre, located in London’s...

Tuck into this gut friendly vegetable curry recipe with its mouthwatering and warming sauce perfect for eating up on a cold and rainy day. How to make: Nutrition: · 547 kcal · 24g sugar · 0.37g salt ·...

Oysters are considered one of the world’s most luxury foods. They are low in fat, high in protein and are considered a good alternative to meat as they are rich in iron. Oysters are traditionally served...

A Sunday Roast is one of the most popular dishes in the UK. It’s a tradition that goes back centuries and one that can be enjoyed all year round. But what is the secret to creating the perfect Sunday...

This delicious snack from ROS Nutrition contains low GI carbohydrate, lots of healthy fats and is high in protein. It is perfect for when you are on the go and in need of some good nutrition or as a healthy...

Culinary heavyweight Nick Brodie, head chef at the 3 AA Rosette Llangoed Hall in Wales, brings us this delicious recipe for cured mackerel, scallop, apricot and cucumber. Ingredients For the garnish Fresh...

The UK’s game season officially starts today – and adventurous ingredients and quirky pairings to transform dinner parties can be much simpler than expected. Below, Steve Smith, Head Chef at Michelin-starred...

Imogen Krupski, of Capital Cooking, offers us this Mediterranean style salad which serves 2 and would be ideal as a starter, a side dish for a BBQ, a packed lunch or as part of a picnic. Ingredients 2...

This barbeque season, put down the bottle of generic tomato ketchup and surprise your guests with something a little more original. Island Grill, the sustainable restaurant in Lancaster London, offers...

Summer is high season for smoothies – and while it used to be Nutribullet: Ride or Die – there’s a new breed of bullets on the block. And as summer progresses and the weather warms up, if you...

With strawberry season in sight, household fridges across the UK will soon be jam-packed full of Pavlovas, Eton messes and Strawberry shortcakes. Boasting an abundance of vitamins and antioxidants, strawberries...

Afternoon cream tea is one of Britain’s favourite traditions, and here Imogen Krupski of Capital Cooking shares her recipe for delicious buttermilk scones, which for full effect are best served with...

It’s no secret that the UK has developed quite a fondness for gin. With World Gin Day approaching (Saturday 10 June 2017), Steve Smith, Head Chef at Bohemia in Jersey, insists it’s time we lay off...

With a heat wave and National BBQ Week this week, there has never been a better time to stock up on some delicious BBQ food and fire up the coals. But it takes more than a bit of sunshine and an extra...

In celebration of British Sandwich Week (14-20 May 2017) Head Chef Gary Durrant at The Arch London has shared his top tips on how to create the perfect sandwich. Making the same sandwiches for lunch each...

The Great British weather has begun to brighten and spring is truly on its way. Along with the warmer climate and longer days, spring brings with it (unsurprisingly) Spring Onions, which come into season...

Like classic bread and butter pudding? Try this twist that uses hot cross buns instead, from Imogen Krupski at Capital Cooking . Serves 4 Ingredients 4 hot cross buns 20g butter, softened 3 tbsp orange...

Avocados contain more potassium than bananas and 77% of the calories from avocado are from fat. Yes, it is one of the fattiest foods on the planet! However, this isn’t just any fat, this is oleic acid,...

From gluten- free, and paleo, to veganism, ‘clean eating’ is already one of the most talked about trends of 2017. Restaurants are quickly adapting to diner demands, but how can those looking for a...

Health food blogger Sophie Gordon brings us this warming recipe to brighten up the dreariest of January days, using creamy coconut yogurt as the star of the dairy, gluten and soya free dish. Coconuts...

The age old question of whether jam or cream should be put on a scone first leaves the country divided over one of its favourite pastimes. The Devonshire method dictates that you should smother a scone...

By leading celebrity chef Tom Kitchin. A good crumble is the perfect way to round off a Sunday lunch and surely one of Britain’s most popular puddings. I do variations of crumble throughout the year,...

By leading celebrity chef Tom Kitchin. This dessert is universally popular and always brings a smile to everyone’s face. It’s one where you have a spoonful and can’t resist another one. The secret...

Asharaf Valapil, Head Chef at the Daawat Indian restaurant, is known for his delicious and authentic Indian cuisine – and so much so he was recently named Best Chef at the Curry Life Awards 2016. We...

Dickinson and Morris has been baking authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies in the town of Melton Mowbray since 1851. With 160 years of baking expertise, the company has won many coveted awards for its mouthwatering...

Sasha Ziverts, Head Chef of Wright Brothers Soho, shares a delicious recipe for smoked mackerel with beetroot and garlic aioli, perfect to try this week for National Seafood Week! Ingredients (serves 4) 4...

Richard Bainbridge, head chef of Benedicts restaurant in Norwich, was victorious on last year’s Great British Menu, recreate his seasonal dish, Wild Mushroom and Venison On Toast. It is beautifully simple...

Relish in the summer months with an Oriental inspired dish from Michelin starred Chef Glynn Purnell, a delicious way to enjoy the summer bank holiday. A traditional Chinese dessert created to share with...

By Mark Hartstone, chef proprietor at La Fosse at Cranborne. The great thing about this recipe is that it is almost entirely from store cupboard ingredients. Other than the sorbet the dish can be put together...

Experience a taste of Italy with this amazing tomato recipe. Tomatoes evoke the spirit of Italian cuisine, simple yet delicious. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Serves 4 Ingredients: 300...