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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.

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...

This is a great vegetarian option for a barbecue or a simple summery lunch. Stir lemon zest, toasted, flaked almonds or chopped pistachios through a bowl of couscous to serve alongside, or just griddle...

Experience a taste of Italy with this amazing tomato recipe. Tomatoes evoke the spirit of Italian cuisine, simple yet delicious. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: 4...

Gressingham Duck is delicious in a variety of recipes including this tasty duck stir fry. For those who are watching the calories a skinless duck breast has fewer calories and under half the fat of a skinless...

A steak grilled with salt and pepper is one of summer’s simplest, most delicious pleasures. And it all comes down to the cut. Leading online butcher, Great British Meat Company gives us the meaty insight...

The 19th National BBQ Week will take place from 30 May to 5 June 2016. And there is simply no better way to celebrate the warmer days and lighter evenings than with some delicious al fresco dining! With...

A delicious cake filled and decorated with British raspberries. The gentle apricot puree brings out the natural sweetness from the malt and the almond butter gives a lovely dense structure to the sponge. Serves:...

Popular TV baker Paul Hollywood shows us how to make a delicious Baked Somerset Brie. This is an excellent way to enjoy one of those excellent Bries produced in Somerset and Cornwall. Don’t be tempted...

Celebrity chef and food writer Sophie Michell has created four delicious blueberry recipes as part of a campaign with Chilean Blueberries to showcase how versatile the blue super-food can be. Blueberries...

January is perceived as a month of giving up, shortly followed by lent when we abstain again for 40 days and nights, but we say don’t give up, take up. This February the newly opened Orange Elephant...

Lorraine Pascale’s Sweet Potato Fish Pie isn’t just a healthy and low fat option to this comforting favourite – it’s also done in 20 minutes of baking time! A perfect winter warmer dish, practical...

Preparing Christmas dinner is no small feat, with multiple family members and tastes to cater for. For most of us, there is nothing better to do on Christmas Day, then enjoy a glass of wine with friends...

Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell shows you how to make a delicious Monkfish Masala with Red Lentils, Pickled Carrots and Coconut Garnish. Who doesn’t like monkfish? Really, it’s meaty in a delicate...

National Chocolate Week, officially launched in 2004, runs from October 14th–20th and is, as you might expect, a celebration of all things chocolate! So with this in mind we thought that our recipe of...

Greece’s culinary tradition dates back hundreds of years and has evolved over time to absorb many diverse influences. Many well-known Greek dishes are in fact part of the larger tradition of the...

By Brontë Aurell author or The Scandi Kitchen cookbook (Ryland Peters & Small, £16.99) and owner of ScandiKitchen A fresh take on the Swedish cinnamon bun, without the cinnamon. Oven Temperature:...

By Josh Eggleton from The Pony & Trap. The original recipe for our Sticky Toffee Pudding went to our latest fish and chips cafe and restaurant – Salt & Malt, so we wanted to upgrade the...