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Not-Quite-52 Genius Super Bowl Snacks

I tried to gather up 52 Genius Super Bowl snack recipes for a super-sized game day party—and I almost made it. The snacks below include Dips, Wings & Other Bite-Sized Salty Things, Heftier Meal-Like Snacks, a few token Actual Vegetables, and lots of Cookies & Other Desserts to Eat with Your Hands. …

10 Times the Internet Freaked Out Over Food

The internet can be a wonderful place filled with stories of kids reacting with pure joy when getting bananas for Christmas or using their piggy bank …

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for whole roast cauliflower with muhammara

Cauliflower is one of those rare vegetables that can take just about anything you throw at it<p>While exploring lifestyle magazines for redecorating inspiration recently, I noticed that there are trends in taps, wallpapers and even in the style of windows, much as there are in clothes. In cooking, …

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7 Protein-Packed Dinner Recipes That Are Actually Meat-Free

It took a serious health scare to prompt Jean-Christian Jury, an internationally acclaimed French chef, to try veganism. "After years of working …

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

Baked Chocolate Mousse Cake

Step 1<p>Caramelise The White Choc<p>Preheat the oven to 120ºC. Roughly chop the white chocolate and spread it over a baking tray lined with greaseproof …

How Fasting Allows The Brain To Recharge Itself

When done correctly, it could even ward off cognitive decline, research finds.<p>We know that fasting can be great for the body, with benefits including improved metabolic health, increased longevity and better heart health, but we’re still figuring out what kind of role it could play in a healthy …

Neuroscience

Unhealthy, expensive, dull: is it time to junk the kids’ menu? 

Burgers loaded with additives; chicken nuggets shipped in from Thailand; chips pre-prepped in Holland and tooth-rotting pop. No, this isn’t lunch at a Seventies motorway caff, but the food provided for children at top family attractions, ranging from the British Museum to Brighton Pier and London …

Overnight cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the overnight chilling step. This just brings out a yeastier flavour in the bun which I prefer. Instead, just proof the raw buns in a warm place for two hours and then bake.<p><b>MAKES</b><p>8 large buns<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3/4 cup (150g) warm water<br>• 2 1/4 tsp (8g) active dry yeast<br>• 1/2 cup …

Revealed: the secret to making amazing truffles

Most chefs have a touch of the science geek about them. One thing I enjoy about my job is experimenting with flavours and processes and coming up with original ideas that separate my food from the pack. This week, I’m going to share a chocolate truffle-making technique that will allow you to …

Lamb with ginger stuffing and cider

Inspired by an old Kentish recipe, I have been meaning to make this for ages. It is great for Sunday lunch.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2-2.5kg leg of lamb, tunnel-boned, shank left in place<br>• 40g butter<br>• ½ medium onion, finely chopped<br>• 1 stick celery, diced<br>• 1 apple, cored and diced<br>• 2 garlic cloves, grated to a purée<br>• ¼ …

50 foods to try before you die

Caramelcoconut Rolls Vegan

Step 1<p>Dough<p>Mix the yeast with the water. Pour it in a mixer. Add the vinegar, cardamom and oil. Add the flour gradually. Knead for 10 mins. Let it …

Sexy Fish: matcha and ginger marble cake with gingerbread ice cream

This dessert is all about textures and it packs a punch on the flavour scale too. The matcha powder and ginger are offset by the more mild caramel and gingerbread ice cream. I’ve tried it in various different ways, and this is the definitive version!<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8<p><b>EQUIPMENT</b><p>2 large piping bags with size 8 …

Matcha Cake

Step 1<p>Make The Cake Batter<p>Preheat an oven to 175 degrees C. Whisk or beat the softened butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Separate the …

A Smart, Umami-Laced Trick for Making Buttered Popcorn Even Better

Popcorn is, in my esteem, the ideal snack. It has all the characteristics of the best snack foods: texture, flavor, and butteriness. You can eat a big bowl of it without feeling too full. As a blank canvas, it can take on most flavors from sweet to savory.<p>I usually like my popcorn straight-up and …

12 Filipino Desserts You Need to Know About (& Try!)

When chocolate rice is a breakfast staple and sugary cheese bread makes an appearance at merienda (snack time), it’s hard to know where everyday Filipino food ends and dessert begins. (Spoiler: There’s no clear line, we Filipinos will happily eat these all day every day.)<p>But for purposes of this …

I've Decided to Give Up Alcohol, at Least for a While

“That’s what planted the seed for my interest in food writing, really,” I say in an interview on Heritage Radio. "Studying anthropology in college, I learned there was this subset of academics who were looking at other cultures through their foodways—through what they eat, through what they don’t …

Iftar Recipes for Breaking the Ramadan Fast

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, is a time for self-restraint and focusing on the spiritual, as well as giving thanks and empathizing with those less fortunate. During the month, Muslims fast—meaning no food or drink—from sunrise to sunset. <i>Iftar</i>, the breaking of that fast, is …

I ate 40 teaspoons of sugar a day. This is what happened

For three years, Damon Gameau cut out sugar from his diet - then, for a documentary, he reintroduced the white stuff. The results were shocking<p>In the warm Australian summer of 2008, I was pretending to enjoy life as an early 30s single male. My love of self had certainly been applied well to …

13 Desserts You Can Enjoy With (Almost) No Guilt

The long days and balmy nights of summer are quickly approaching, bringing with them a bit of guilt about our winter indulgences. But before you give up on sweets to prepare for your summer wardrobe, remember, life it too short to skip dessert! We've found some excellent, sweet tooth satisfying …

Why it's much better to drink milk after a workout than water

Did you know mushrooms produce Vitamin D even after they've been picked? Professor Alice Roberts reveals some of the fascinating facts she uncovered for the programme Britain's Favourite Foods<p>After a long session pounding the treadmill in the gym, what do you tend to reach for to refresh yourself? …

Squid meatballs with saffron and almond sauce

I took inspiration for this recipe from the traditional albóndigas that you’ll always see in tapas bars – but I have made squid the star here. The most important thing to remember when serving squid is to cook it either very quickly or very slowly, otherwise it becomes tough and …

When Soggy Popcorn is a Very Good Thing

It's easy to use a particular ingredient the same way every time—until an experience comes along that <i>opens your mind</i> and lets you see <i>what you've been missing all along</i>. (It's like watching <i>The Sixth Sense</i> all the way through. Or, you know, going to college.)<p>You eat olives cold until you try them …

Magic intense chocolate cake

Use a 20cm square cake tin, silicone or greased with butter and lined with baking parchment.<p>SERVES<p>8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>4 eggs, separated<br>• 80g caster sugar<br>• 70g brown sugar<br>• 1 tbsp water<br>• 125g butter<br>• 70g plain flour<br>• pinch of salt<br>• 40g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 500ml milk, at room temperature<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to …

Dessert

A Gluten-Free Flour Mix to Make Now and Keep on Hand

Baking—the only chemistry most of us do in our daily lives—is hard enough on its own. Take away the gluten, the wheat protein that binds baked goods together and gives them stretch and crumb and chew, and baking begins to feel more scientific and particular and, occasionally, finicky than ever …

Peter Gordon's six delicious salad recipes

Chilli-roast sweet potatoes, smoked mackerel with beetroot and more delicious recipes from Peter Gordon’s new cookbook.<p>New Zealand and Britain might be many thousands of miles apart, but when it comes to salad, the two nations remained as one well into the 1980s. Comprising lettuce, tomatoes, …

Portion Distortion - The Facts on a Plate

Research shows that our portion size is 50% bigger than it was just 20years ago!<p>A scary statistic in its own right. Scarier when you think about the …

Banana, Coffee, Cashew, and Cocoa Smoothie

Makes about 2 cups<p>This power-breakfast smoothie will be extra smooth if you soak the nuts and oats in water overnight; drain before proceeding.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 banana, preferably frozen<p>2 Medjool dates, pitted<p>½ cup cold-brew coffee<p>¼ cup raw cashews, preferably soaked overnight<p>3 …