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Delicious sponge cake recipes

Diana Henry's chocolate & olive-oil cake<p>Best ever carrot cake<p>Victoria sponge<p>Walnut coffee cupcakes<p>Almond, pistachio and orange blossom cake<p>Simple …

Recipes by royal pastry chef Claire Ptak news and features

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These Pore-Unclogging Treatments Are Like Vacuum Cleaners for Your Face

Your skin is constantly battling sweat, pollution and pore-clogging makeup. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, keeping your pores spick and span is …

Skin Care

Simply delicious cheesecake recipes news and features

Strawberry Recipes you might not have thought of yet<p>Alyn Williams’ Sweet Eve Strawberry Cheesecake & Honey Crisp Toast

Best restaurants in London Bridge

Check out our favourite restaurants, cafes, bars and foodie spots in London Bridge and Borough.<p><i>Here are our favourite London Bridge restaurants. The</i> …

England

The Best Way to Clean Your Cast Iron Skillet

Instructions for cleaning a cast iron skillet often include a lot of <i>don'ts</i>: Don't use soap, don't use steel wool, don't put it in the dishwasher. …

Cast Iron Skillet

Here’s How to Make Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Pasta at Home

Anthony Bourdain's favorite city in the world is Tokyo, but if he's looking for pasta, he goes straight to Italy. On a famous episode of Bourdain's <i>No</i> …

Italian Food

How interior designers decorate their children's rooms

<i>Three experts reveal their design tips for decorating children's rooms.</i><p><b>ASHLYN<br>GIBSON</b> - STYLIST AND AUTHOR OF <i>CREATIVE<br>FAMILY HOME AND CREATIVE</i> …

8 of the Best Etsy Shops For Antique & Vintage Rugs

It's amazing just how much a new rug could transform a room — you don't need to trouble yourself spending hours repainting the walls or splurging on …

Home Decorating

Forget the Amalfi Coast: Sicily Is the Italy Beach Destination of the Moment

When you mention you are going to Sicily, people will most often respond with a comment about the Mafia, or maybe the famous <i>Godfather</i> tour. But the largest Mediterranean island off the southern coast of Italy has a rich history as a nexus of global trade (dating all the way back to the ancient …

Italy

Cool steamed aubergine with a garlicky dressing

Steaming brings out a gentle, unfamiliar side to a vegetable that is more commonly fried, baked or grilled, and, simple as they are, the seasonings taste sublime. Use Mediterranean aubergines or, if you can find them, the slender purple Chinese variety.<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500g aubergines<br>• 2 tbsp light soy …

The best sweet and savoury brunch recipes for lazy weekends

A stack of pancakes or creamy avocado toast? A classic omlette or a big bowl of granola? We have a delicious brunch dish to suit everyone<p>Weekends are made for lie-ins and brunch. They're the perfect excuse to sit down with family or friends and enjoy a proper meal in your pyjamas, instead of …

Europe’s hidden coasts: the Deep Mani, Greece

Few tourists venture beyond the Mani’s spectacular Diros caves, but further south lies a dramatic coastline of sleepy fishing coves and fortified villages<p>More hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Spain | Italy<p>The Mani, the central southern prong of mainland Greece, is divided into two halves. The …

European Travel

Dishoom's Indian cheese on toast

Dishoom share their Kejriwal recipe: an Indian twist on cheese on toast, with runny fried eggs and chilli that's perfect for weekend brunch<p>We went to Bombay a few months ago and discovered this dish in the Willingdon Club. It is called the Kejriwal after a man who used to come in 30 years ago and …

The 19 best Greek islands

Greece on a budget: locals' tips on where to stay and eat

Still in the midst of its debt crisis, the notion of UK travellers on a budget in Greece might induce some black humour from locals, but tourists can help the economy – and save a few euros themselves<p>Greece’s debt crisis rumbles on, making it harder for locals to go on holiday. But with 27 million …

Travel

Salmon bisque and 15 additional soup recipes to warm you up tonight

Keep it simple tonight with a warm bowl of soup. We've compiled 16 of our favorite recipes for you from our recipe database, from a potato green chile soup with just the right amount of heat, to Manhattan clam chowder, a hearty bowl of Jalisco-style pozole or a smoky black bean stew.<p>And if you're a …

Deliciously Ella's creamy mango and banana overnight oats

Blitzing mango and banana with ground flaxseed and a splash of almond milk is a delicious way to incorporate fruit into an oaty breakfast<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the mango puree:</b><br>1 mango<br>2 ripe bananas<br>1 tbsp ground flaxseed<br>a splash of almond milk (enough to make it blend)<p><b>For the oat mix:</b><br>1 ripe banana<br>⅔ …

Stop Making Your Iced Tea With Hot Water

<i>For Bon Appetit, by Elyssa Goldberg.</i><p><i>Photo by Christopher Testani</i><p>We are in the golden age of cold brew coffee, and your current iced tea game shouldn't be any less strong. You want the one drink standing between you and fainting on a sweltering summer day to be as joy-inducing as spending …

Tea

Eric Lanlard's chocolate and raspberry tart

SERVES<p>6<p>PREPARATION TIME<p>25 minutes, plus chilling and cooling<p>COOKING TIME<p>25 minutes<p>INGREDIENTS<p>175g plain flour, plus extrafor dusting<br>• 50g cocoa powder<br>• 50g golden icing sugar<br>• 150g unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing<br>• 3 egg yolks<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 500g raspberries<p><b>For the ganache</b><p>200g dark …

10 of the best small hotels in Paris

Alastair Sawday’s pick of boutique Parisian hotels offers a touch of chic for those who prefer to avoid big-name chains<p>Hotel de la Paix, 14e<p>This calm retreat in the heart of Montparnasse lets guests step out of the bustle and into a foyer full of natural light. A blend of old and new creates an …

France

The 100 best restaurants in London

Here it is: The Big One. Setting the criteria for our annual list of the 100 best restaurants in London was the easy bit. Anywhere we felt compelled …

Elena Ferrante’s Ischia: an Italian island paradise

A short ferry ride from Naples, Ischia’s rustic villages – wonderfully evoked by the Italian novelist – have retained their charm and beauty<p>Few works of fiction have captured the sultry grittiness of southern Italy like Elena Ferrante’s wildly successful Neapolitan quartet, which concluded this …

Italy

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Cooking

Apricot, Cherry, and Graham Cracker Crumble

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Scenario: You’ve been blessed with the year’s best stone fruit. Don’t complicate things! Just roast it with a sprinkling of our crunchy topping in this graham cracker crumble recipe.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2½ pounds apricots, halved, pitted<p>10 ounces …

Dessert

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking

40 damn fine things happening in London this week – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:00 pm, April 27, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London<p>[Photo: Nick …

Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

European Travel

24 Hours in London, England With James Greig

James Greig is a graphic designer turned writer who (on most days) can be found spilling his guts out to strangers on the Internet and helping people …

England

11 of the world's most incredible journeys

Up for an extraordinary expedition? Whether by foot, car, boat or train, these adventures will fire up your wanderlust<p>1. Trek with creature comforts, …