Shreya Bagchi

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The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for chargrilled summer vegetables with a cumin and coriander dressing

Indians don’t really ‘do’ salads. Or at least they haven’t until very recently<p>In A Historical Dictionary Of Indian Food (Oxford University Press), by KT Achaya, there is no entry under salad. For such a rich and varied food culture, this feels like a mistake, but there’s a truth behind it: the …

Oxford University Press

Scotch pancakes and raisin bun recipes your kids can make | King of puddings

Pancakes and buns are quick to make and always turn out right, so ideal for making with inquisitive youngsters. Serve with a slathering of runny raspberry jam for an unforgettable teatime treat ...<p>If my memory is not playing tricks, my first foray into baking in my mother’s kitchen was armed with …

Breakfast

Flora Shedden: how to transform fruit tarts and cakes with a flourish of flowers

The last week of June has always been a chaotic one. In Scotland it is the final week of term before schools break up for summer, so all too often it involves a mad dash to the finish line. There is always something to prepare for, whether it’s the carnage that ensues before a holiday or the sheer …

Sir Evelyn and his chocolate shop: how de Rothschild satisfied his sweet tooth

'I haven’t drunk coffee for 50 years, but I am very partial to hot chocolate whenever I have the chance,’ says Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. The 85-year-old financier and member of the Rothschild banking family is partial to chocolate full stop, and none more so than the range that launched in his name …

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

Nigel Slater’s cherry pie and cake recipes

Delicous on ice, in a cordial or off the tree, cherries are also great cooked<p>We went in search of cherries: punnet after punnet of dark, sweet fruits, cheap enough for us to boil up a batch of jam. The pickers had been at work before breakfast, teetering on tall ladders, their heads hidden in the …

Baking

Flora Shedden's ice-cream sandwiches: cool it, with a gift from the freezer gods

What a heatwave we have had. And not just in the South. All too often when the weatherman appears on our screens we hear of bright sunshine and blue skies for London, light breezes further north, and ­Baltic conditions with gale-force winds over the border. But this week it was scorching all over. …

These 6 British Desserts From Proper Tasty Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

A perfect treat to have with a spot of tea!<p>SERVES: 6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>14 malted milk biscuits<p>25 grams rice cereal<p>200 grams Nutella<p>200 grams milk chocolate, broken into chunks<p>25 grams butter<p>PREPARATION<p>Add the malted milk biscuits and blend until finely ground. Transfer the ground biscuits to a large …

Andrew McConnell's prawn and chicken dumplings with spiced vinegar recipe

The chef shares some of the dishes that have made Melbourne’s Supernormal restaurant so popular<p>I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like dumplings. Incredibly satisfying to eat, they seem to appeal to every demographic. The combination of flavour and texture is important but the social aspect of …

Food & Dining

81 Captivating Travel Photographs From Around the World

Check out top travel contest photos and get inspired to join the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.<p>Awe-inspiring landscapes, towering cities, and unforgettable cultural moments are some of the scenes entered to the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Curious …

The 20 best Nigella Lawson recipes: part 2

A comforting steak and kidney pudding and an easy fish pie – more of our favourite Nigella dishes<p>• The 20 best Nigella Lawson recipes: part 3<p>My mother used to make this fairly often in my childhood, but mostly, I associate it with feeling under the weather: this is my idea – or rather my mother’s – …

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Vodka tonic cocktail leaves woman on her 'deathbed' due to her quinine allergy

We’ve all occasionally felt ill after one drink too many, but for Angie Mendez, just one sip of a particular cocktail proved nearly lethal.<p>She was on …

Watch These Bold Young Kids Hilariously Interrupt Their Dad's Live TV Interview

The panic on mom's face says it all.<p>Robert E Kelly was talking to <i>BBC World News</i> about impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye when he said: "The question is, how do democracies respond to those scandals."<p>But he soon had some crisis management of his own to conduct. Mid-way through the …

YOLO! 10 Desserts Worth the Splurge

If you're going to jump off the calorie cliff, make it worthwhile. From Latin Flan to Coconut Dream Pie, all of these indulgent sweets are worth ditching your diet for.<p><b>1. Latin Flan</b><p>Latin Flan is a rich, sweet custard topped with caramel sauce. This version tastes like a cross between pudding and …

How to Use an Ancient Photo Trick to Create Surreal Digital Photos

I recently rediscovered an old photography technique that allows you to add surreal color to photos that show movement in the frame. The technique …

Photography

Photography Composition: Leading Lines

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to share you this article leading lines:<p>Free PDF<p>Video presentation on leading lines<p>For those of you who prefer video and …

An Entire Lost Continent Was Found Under The Island Of Mauritius

If you thought discovering the 7 continents was a thing of centuries past, you’ll be surprised to hear we misplaced an entire continent under the island of Mauritius. New data from crystals on the island present proof that there is in fact an ancient continent sitting beneath the island. This, …

Underwater photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures

French photographer Gabriel Barathieu has been named this year’s winner for his ‘balletic, malevolent’ dancing octopus, while British winner Nick Blake captured a lone diver among the otherworldly sunbeams of a Mexican cave

Photography

These Majestic Photos Capture a Disappearing Way of Life

In 2001, California-based photographer Oliver Klink embarked on a project to document the disappearing traditions and customs across Asia as …

Black & White Photography

A shocking number of young women are in abusive relationships - but many don't know the signs

New research from Cosmopolitan UK and Women's Aid shows that 2/3 of women who reported they'd never been in an abusive relationship had actually experienced abusive behaviour<p>When you hear the term 'domestic abuse', what do you think of? A vulnerable woman, trapped in a long-term relationship, being …

Ginger-Marinated Chicken with Onions and Peppers

To give this simple dish another layer of flavor without adding much fat, chef Jacques Torres glazes chicken and vegetables with a bit of honey and …

Beer Tart

1K<p>1K<p>9<p>Shares 3K<p>I was invited to a lovely lunch at the 3-star restaurant Alléno Paris (Pavillion Ledoyen), hosted by Mauviel, a French company that …

Take a Look at the Eye-Popping B&W Wildlife Images of Fine Art Photographer Anup Shah

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a …

This Photographer Shoots Gorgeous Wildlife Photos… in His Room

Egyptian photographer Amr Elshamy has shot photos showing whales and dolphins in the sea and polar bears and seals in snowy landscapes. But here’s …

AD Classics: The Parthenon / Ictinus and Callicrates

It is unsurprising that Athens, the city widely considered to be the cradle of Western civilization, would have made as celebrated a contribution to …

The world's best drone photography – in pictures

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Aerial Photography

25 awe-inspiring pictures to feed your inner wanderlust

<b>If you, like me, suffer from a constant case of wanderlust, you’ll be well versed in the art of staring at pictures of dreamy travel …

The Tipsy Laird Trifle is a Poetic Dessert

Custard, raspberries, and Drambuie make for a unique trifle celebrating Scottish poet Robert Burns on Burns Night. The Tipsy Laird is a dessert for a …

Farro with Mushrooms and Bacon

992<p>710<p>6<p>Shares 2K<p>A few months ago, I was gifted a very large bag of farro, over five pounds of it. I never thought I could have enough farro, and sure …