Harriet Blake

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6 Ingredients to Swap for Breadcrumbs, Because You Are Creative and Fabulous

Get your crispy and delicious on. These ingredients prove that breadcrumbs don't own the breading game.<p>If it's not a scientific fact that breading immediately improves any food, it should be. So don't let your mom's seasoned fine breadcrumb-baked chicken breast restrict your imagination. Experiment …

The Importance of a Killer Dessert

You can slave in the kitchen for days making the perfect meal, but if the dessert doesn't prompt guests to demand seconds, thirds and fourths, you might as well have ordered out. Even guests who tell you they're on a diet or they don't eat carbs or they're too full will remember an outstanding …

BraveTart: What's Different About Organic Powdered Sugar, and Why It Matters

I hate powdered sugar.<p>Its weirdly tinny flavor and tooth-aching sweetness add nothing but a choking hazard to most desserts, and with frosting, it's the pebble in my shoe: a pervasive grit that mars every bite. While I'll admit to keeping powdered sugar on hand in case of emergencies (disappearing …

The truth about sugar in fruit: how much you should really eat - Telegraph

It's the year of the babka! Why an Eastern European bread is the latest bakery craze

"My favourite customers are the couple who come in, order a coffee and a whole babka loaf to share. Then you know they're going to have a really great day." Gadi Peleg, co-owner of the cult Breads Bakery in Manhattan, can hardly stop smiling. Breads is one of the bakeries credited with turning the …

Hot cross buns taste test – which supermarket packs the best buns

This taste test on the fruit-packed Easter favourites garnered the views of consumers rather than experts, in order to find out ‘what the person on the street thinks of what’s out there’<p>‘Luxury” hot cross buns from Marks & Spencer have trounced those from rival supermarkets in an independent …

School food loophole must be closed, council leaders urge

<b>A loophole exempting thousands of England's schools from healthy eating standards must be closed to combat child obesity, say council leaders.</b><p>New standards for school food became mandatory in council maintained schools and some academies in January 2015.<p>But for schools that became academies between …

Kitchen gadgets review: sandwich maker – the Egg McNuffin

This multi-compartment monstrosity makes a meal so depressing it should come with medication included and numbers you can call<p>Hamilton Beach Sandwich Maker, £29.99. Hinged tier of hot plates. Cooks an assembly of sandwich bread and trimmings, while the revolving middle plate deposits an egg …

This Delicious Corn Flake Fried Chicken Will Quickly Become A Dinnertime Favorite

<i>By Phil Mutz, writer at LittleThings</i><p>It might sound surprising, but one of my favorite ways to spice up an old recipe is by using breakfast cereal.<p>There are so many creative ways to involve cereal in my cooking, particularly when it comes to dessert recipes -- like with these delicious Lucky Charms …

17 Granola Recipes for Breakfast and Anytime-Snacking

Granola is great. These homemade recipes are better.<p><b>Granola</b> <b>is one of the world's most perfect snacks</b>: Crunchy, chewy, and salty-sweet. We particularly like these recipes for homemade granola.

Doughnut Muffins

Doughnuts can be tricky to make at home. But muffins are super-easy. So naturally, we've combined the best of both baked goods to bring you--drumroll, please--doughnut muffins. Yes, they taste as glorious as they sound.<p><b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Biscuit Doughnuts Red Velvet Lava Cakes Brownie</b> …

The foods Britons have stopped eating - and our new favourites

The changing eating habits of the nation over almost half a century have been released – with fresh fruit in, cooked liver out and white bread dying …

Why Cakes Crack (& How to Prevent It)

Today in the test kitchen, we made a cake we'd been eyeing ever since Yossy Arefi wrote about it: All-Natural Red Velvet Cake.<p>When it came out of the oven, the color was on point (thanks to the fresh beet purée that gets added into the batter), but the top was cracked. Really cracked.<p>According to …

10 ways the UK's eating habits have changed

<b>Figures charting the UK's changing food-buying patterns since 1974 have been released. What do they tell us about the nation?</b><p>In with chips, fresh fruit and dried pasta. Out with white bread, tinned peas and meat paste. That's the story of the modern British dinner table.<p>Data from 150,000 households …

Weird And Wonderful Christmas Foods Of 2015, Including 'Brusselmole' And Chocolate-Cherry Sandwich

We're used to retailers creating unusual products to gain our attention, but this year's festive foods really are something else.<p>From sprout-based …

Deep Frying

US approves genetically modified salmon for food

<b>US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption.</b><p>The Food and Drug Administration said it had given approval on the grounds that "food from the fish is safe to eat".<p>The biotech company behind the fish, AquaBounty, …

Britain's first insect-only restaurant is bringing sustainability to the table

LONDON — Bugs are gross. That’s a given. In fact, it’s safe to say that 99.9% of Brits would hard pass on an invitation to an insect-only restaurant. …

Revealed: the fruit and veg you should always buy organic

Deciding whether to buy organic food can be a dilemma. Produce grown without the use of pesticides is frequently more expensive than standard versions, and not everyone can afford to buy it all the time. But does shopping for organic food have to be all or nothing?<p>No, according to campaigning …

The Taste of Food Goes Far Beyond the Tongue

The science of taste is hard to illustrate, as National Geographic producer Kathryn Carlson found out recently. Assigned to produce a video to accompany the Science of Delicious article December’s issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, she flew to England to meet with the man whom many regard as the …

A Guide to Gluten-Free Pasta (and Which One We Picked as Our Favorite)

It all started out humbly enough, with white rice ground to a flour and shaped into slightly mushy versions of penne rigate, but then quinoa pasta—and chickpea pasta!—began making appearances. Now, every time I walk through the grocery store it feels like there's <i>another</i> gluten-free pasta …

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Never Overcook Salmon Again

Forget dry salmon. Nobody needs that.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Leslie Grau confesses to overcooking salmon to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Here’s Martinez's advice for</i> …

Recipes

Man Buns

10 Servings<p>This will make more pulled pork than you’ll need, but who would be sad about that? Use the leftovers to make tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew—whatever your heart desires, really<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Beer-braised pork shoulder filling<p>2 lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>2 teaspoons …

The (Totally Fun, Not-At-All Stuffy) New Rules of Wine

Thanks to a new wave of offbeat, downright chuggable bottles from upstart winemakers and importers, there's never been a better time for the average food lover to buy, drink, and even collect wine—no occasion needed.<p>The first rule? There are no rules. No vintage charts, no snooty swirling, no …

Wine

Honest Burgers is giving away 100 free burgers every day this week

Isabelle is deputy features editor at Time Out London. She has a hate-hate relationship with the Northern Line. Follow her on Twitter at @izzyaron

The Rules: A Man's Guide to Drinking

It's always 6 o' clock somewhere. Here's how to imbibe in style.<p>Whether you're joking with friends or blowing off steam with colleagues, rules of decorum apply. For example, no self-respecting man consumes his libation with a straw. And when it comes to a man with a mullet, one must avoid said man …

Real Wine Fair to return after two-year hiatus

The Real Wine Fair is set to return to London after a two-year hiatus, with the event’s 2016 dates just announced.<p>The Real Wine Fair will return to …

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Why Does Japan Have Butter Shortages?

Emergency Imports Again This Year<p>“Due to shortages, sales of butter are limited to one item per customer.” From spring until summer this year, signs …

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