Stuart McGinty-Lowe

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United Chip, London: ‘Brilliant sauces and rather good chips’ – restaurant review

Opening a fully sustainable chippy could so easily come a cropper. But this place is spot on<p><b>United Chip, 5 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PE (020 7490 0069). Meal for two, excluding drinks: £25 (at most)</b><p>United Chip may be the bravest restaurant opening in years. Sure, you can open an izakaya or a …

England

How to capture epic wide-angle photos of trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness and grandeur. Most species grow for many centuries more than humans ever will—so let’s make trees look the part, …

Landscape Photography

Vegetable main courses using the best of British bounty

I’ve been re-reading American chef 
Gabrielle Hamilton’s brilliant memoir, <i>Blood, Bones & Butter</i>, and laughing at how she punches the food world’s dearest shibboleths. Shopping for vegetables, she notes that whoever came up with the ‘local and seasonal’ mantra must live in California.<p>What’s …

London Bridge bars

Whether London Bridge and Bermondsey are your stomping grounds or you’re just passing through this travel hot spot, you can guarantee you’ll be well …

Vegan

Matt Moran's silverbeet, leek and gruyere tart recipe

Silverbeet is often overlooked, especially these days when kale is the new(ish) leafy green vegetable on the block. I love silverbeet paired with loads of butter, leek and garlic, which form the basis of the tart filling here. This is one of my favourite dishes for a leisurely lunch at the farm and …

Gruyere

5 Veggie-Packed Dinners I Eat When I Have My Act Together

You might assume that food bloggers cook big dinners every night, but that's not how my life works these days. I photograph my recipes in the …

Cooking

Boozy Gin Mincemeat

Have yourself a Merry Little Ginmas with my recipe for Boozy Gin Mincemeat. Perfect for all those festive cakes and bakes and would make a great …

British Cuisine

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Coffee

5 Weeknight Dinners Anyone Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Quick and easy dinners are the bread and butter of my meal plan, week in and week out. From Monday through Friday you won't find recipes with a …

Cooking

17 Netflix Hidden Gems That'll Stretch Your Imagination

Because good shows make you think.

Britain's 15 best wild camping spots

Ham Goats Cheese Pea Linguine Frittata

Step 1<p>Preheat The Oven<p>Preheat the oven to 190ºC.<p>Step 2<p>Combine The Fillings<p>Slice the leek and add it to an ovenproof dish with the linguine, ham, …

Pasta

Luke Mangan's honey and oregano haloumi with fig, golden beets, dandelion and walnuts

As a chef, it’s important to use and understand seasonal produce. Cooking and designing menus according to the season allows you to be more creative in the kitchen. For me, this way of cooking probably stemmed from growing up in a household that relied on buying ingredients according to what was …

Sikkim

5 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners for Your Meal Plan

When I put together my meal plan for the week ahead I'm always thinking about more than the recipes I'm itching to make and specific foods I want to …

Healthy Eating

Ten best bottles of wine for under £10 at the supermarkets

Ten pounds is the 'sweet spot' to buy a bottle of supermarket wine, former Waitrose boss Mark Price has claimed.<p>He said that if you buy a bottle of …

Anthony Bourdain Reveals His Secret for Making Perfect Scrambled Eggs

It's so much easier than you think.<p>Scrambled eggs might seem like a simple dish, but there's a lot of debate about how to make them the right way.<p>Top chef Anthony Bourdain is here to settle this breakfast dispute, once and for all. In a recent video for Tech Insider, the culinary king shared his …

Breakfast

12 day trips that are less than an hour’s train journey from London

Do you need more time?<p>London has a habit of making everyone feel rushed. Whether it’s commuting from Tooting to White City or travelling from your …

Bundobust, Manchester: restaurant review

Vibrant Indian food served with craft beer in a friendly communal space… Why has no one done this before?<p><b>Bundobust, 61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AQ (0161 359 6757). Meal for two, including beer: £45</b> <b>(if you try hard)</b><p>It takes something special to stop me wanting to bang my head on the table …

Deep Frying

10 of the best eateries in Glasgow's south side

We take a look at some of the best restaurants, cafés and eateries in Glasgow's southside.<p>Loosely defined as the part of Glasgow south of the river …

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

Ralph Fiennes

Full of beans: Britain's 30 best and buzziest coffee shops

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for curried dal and winter drop scones

After splashing out over Christmas, January is a time for tightening belts. That’s dispiriting, I know, and the dark evenings don’t help, either: yes, the days may be getting longer, but they still have a hell of a long way to go before we can skip home in the evening sun.<p>One thing is clear: food …

Baking

Russian Vegetarian Cooking Shines During Lent

During the Russian spring, the sun transforms into a pancake.<p>At least, that’s the folk story mothers tell their children while cooking <i>blinchiki</i> for breakfast. This flat, circular cake, which can be served for any meal of the day, is a symbol of the sun’s return to the cold, dark climates of the …

20. Timer

Romantic comedies are always looking for a new spin on things. That€™s how you get the crime thriller/rom-com in the form of Jennifer Aniston and …

23 Majestically Beautiful Pieces Of Science Jewelry

Pretty, subtle, and delightfully weird.

Mac and Cheese: recipes and cooking tips from Canada’s top chefs

The secret to the best mac ‘n’ cheese in Canada? Depends who you ask.<p>“The beautiful thing about mac and cheese is you can make it based on whatever’s …

Cooking

DIY Furniture Kits : steel bracket

The UX4 is a DIY furniture system put together by designer Ben Uyeda and retail SWENYO that includes several steel brackets that have been engineered …

The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK

It wasn’t long ago that a “spa”, even in the flashiest of five-star hotels in Britain, meant a couple of pokey treatment rooms next to the lift shaft doing overpriced, mediocre massages and facials. Until recently, the UK lagged way behind the likes of Austria, Germany, Italy and Hungary – …