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20 Slow-Cooker Soups, Stews, and Braises to Make When You're Snowed In

Slow cookers are often used by busy people who are rushing out the door and want a hot, ready-to-go meal when they return. But the slow cooker works …

Cooking

3 Times My Dutch Oven Is Better than a Slow Cooker (and the One Time It's Not)

Sometimes I feel like a pariah of the food world, carrying around a dark secret that I fear will get me banished from my career and knocked off my …

Cooking

London’s best Indian restaurants

London’s sprawling Indian food scene runs a gamut of regional styles and specialities, with a Bollywood symphony of fantastic flavours. From homely …

England

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for tamarind and spinach dal

There are almost as many recipes for dal in India as there are people. Here’s one of my favourites<p>Ask any Indian, from a bin man to a Bollywood actress, what their favourite food is, and they will most likely say their mother’s dal. It’s the ultimate comfort dish: a true taste of home, and the …

Feel-good food from the Deep South

Pork chops, a slow roast, and unbeatable cornbread: nothing soothes the soul quite like the food of the Deep South…<p>For years I’ve had romantic notions about food from the Deep South, fuelled mostly by a love of old films and Southern literature.<p>In my head it’s all about pitting peaches and cutting …

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Our 11 Best Panko Breadcrumbs Recipes for Crisp and Crunch in Every Bite

These Japanese bread crumbs are here to make fried food even better<p>Panko—Japan's flaky, whole breadcrumbs made from white bread—are used extensively …

Cooking

The 100 best dishes in London

At last! It’s Time Out’s comprehensive countdown of the capital’s most coveted plates. In a food scene as hot as London’s, decision fatigue is real, …

England

One pot Parmesan roast chicken and cauliflower

Serves<p>4<p>Ingredients<p>8 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on<br>• 350g baby waxy potatoes, halved but not peeled<br>• 1 head cauliflower, broken into good-sized florets<br>• 2 medium onions, cut<br>• into wedges<br>• 8 sprigs thyme<br>• 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 30g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated<p>Method<p>Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark …

Recipes

Mini pork and apple meatballs

The apple makes these really moist and gives them a hint of sweetness that kids particularly love. It’s very easy to increase the quantities to feed the whole family.<p>SERVES<p>Makes eight meatballs<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the sauce</b><p>1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 small onion, chopped<br>• 1 garlic clove, crushed<br>• 400g tin chopped …

Recipes

Deep-fried cornflake-coated chicken

My earliest cooking memory is making chocolate cornflake cakes with my grandmother in the 1970s, and it was<br>at that moment I got hooked on food. The cornflakes here are a nostalgic reminder of my childhood, but they also provide a fantastic layer of crunch.<p>SERVES<p>4 as a snack<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the ’slaw</b><p>¼ …

Bhutara

MAKES<p>20<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g plain flour<br>• 50g chapatti or wholewheat flour<br>• 50g fine semolina<br>• 2 tsp salt<br>• 2 tsp caster sugar<br>• 1 tsp fast-action yeast<br>• 150ml semi-skimmed milk<br>• 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing and deep-frying<p>METHOD<p>Sieve the plain flour into a large bowl and add the chapatti or wholewheat …

Classic Yorkshire Pudding Recipe - Great British Chefs

Lisa Allen's classic Yorkshire pudding recipe makes a fantastically crispy Yorkshire for your Sunday roast. Don't forget to get the oil or dripping …

Recipes

17 Take-to-Work Breakfasts Infinitely Better Than Anything From the Vending Machine

Ah, yes, the perils of work breakfast: Will it be the sad, spotty, forlorn banana in the staff kitchen? Or the vending machine's packaged granola bar that's just way a bit too sweet/crunchy/actually falling apart?<p>Nope, neither of these—not today! Sorry spotty banana and sad granola bar: These 17 …

Breakfast

The 20 Most Beautiful Kitchen Ideas

These stunning spaces could convince anyone to become a home cook.<p>From splashy modernism to classic industrialism, the styles in these kitchens turn up the heat (lighting the stove not required).

Kitchens

How to make the ultimate roast potato

Forget the turkey and stuffing, the pigs in blankets and the cranberry sauce.<p>Isn't the best part of a Christmas lunch, in fact any roast, the humble potato, fluffy and piping on the inside and roasted to crunchy perfection on the outside?<p>Here's a fool-proof recipe for delicious, crunchy roast …

Recipes

Coronation chicken sandwiches

Originally called “Chicken Elizabeth”, this recipe was invented by Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume, the principals of the Cordon Bleu Cookery School, and was developed for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953. With tender chunks of chicken coated in a mildly spiced sauce with mayonnaise, the …

Recipes

The best yorkshire pudding recipe to make with a roast

A good Yorkshire pudding is a thing of beauty, whether you choose whether to make puffy individual puddings or go the traditional route and make one big one, which will be crisp around the edges but have more of the gorgeously custardy, squidgy middle.<p>Although they are the classic shape these days, …

Recipes

Cream, wine and nutmeg in a carbonara? 10 other classic dishes you've been making all wrong

As any home cook worth his or her (Maldon sea) salt knows, many a dish is improved immeasurably with the addition of a dollop of double cream. But as Nigella Lawson found out this week, the downside to dabbling with dairy products is that you run the risk of upsetting traditionalists.<p>Nigella has …

Recipes

Lamb curry with tomatoes, garlic and garam masala

SERVES<p>3-4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 kg leg of lamb on the bone, cut to bite-sized pieces<br>• 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped<br>• 3.5cm piece ginger, roughly chopped<br>• 4 tbsp vegetable oil<br>• 500g tomato, thinly sliced<br>• 200g onions, thinly sliced<br>• 1 heaped tsp kashmiri chilli powder (or mild paprika)<br>• Salt to taste<br>• 2 tbsp Greek yogurt<br>• 2 …

Curries

Dinner in 20: For the Best Fried Chicken Cutlets, Use Clarified Butter

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I'm in the habit of keeping a tub of clarified butter in my fridge at all times. I don't use it often, because it's easy to forget it back there behind the eggs and the olives, but when I do, it can make a world of difference in even the simplest dishes. Sautéed …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

European Travel

24 thought-provoking living room ideas for your home

Living rooms can really make or break your home as, more often than not, they're the hub of the home and where you spend most of your free …

Is your fridge all wrong? The secrets of food organisation

Why you should banish tomatoes, onions and eggs from your fridge - and store champagne there instead<p>Did you know peaches, plums, and pears, emit a gas that makes vegetables go rotten? And that eggs can absorb odours?<p>If you're finding your grocery haul isn't stretching quite as far as it should, …

Recipes

Spiced cod with sweet potato mash recipe

A quick marinade of yoghurt, ginger and spices is all you need to turn boring cod into a delicious dinner<p>Marinating the cod in lightly spiced yoghurt with ginger and lime tenderises the fish and makes for a meltingly tender result.<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 inch piece ginger<br>• Zest of 1 lime<br>• 1 tsp ground …

Recipes

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 …

Breakfast

The only 10 curry recipes you'll ever need

<b>National Curry Week</b> begins today with events taking place across the country to celebrate one of <b>Britain's most popular dishes</b>.<p>In order to inspire us, the chef and food writer <b></b><b>Maunika Gowardhan</b> has shared her top 10 recipes for the perfect Indian feast. She has included classics such as Tandoori and …

Recipes

The foods you’re most likely to overeat - and how to avoid doing so

Never before have we lived in a land of such plenty. Hungry for meat? A rib eye steak is probably within touching distance. Thirsty? Try your local shop for 86 varieties of fruit smoothie, juice and fizzy drinks.<p>Perhaps it's no surprise that the latest statistics show that 1 in 4 British people …

Nutrition

Turkish spiced chicken with garlic yogurt, cucumber and dill

This grilled dish requires a little bit of effort but it's worth it for the fantastic combination of aromatic, spiced chicken with cooling yogurt and cucumber.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>75ml olive oil<br>• Juice of 1 small lemon<br>• 1½ tsp ground cumin<br>• 1 tsp ground allspice<br>• 1½ tsp Aleppo pepper or ½ tsp chilli flakes<br>• 4 …

Recipes

Everything You Can Make With Leftover Pickle Juice

Genius.<p><i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>There’s a feeling of sadness that occurs when one eats the last pickle from the jar. Pickles are great, it’s understandable to mourn the end …