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The 16 Best Homemade Snacks to Keep You Full and Happy

This Creamy Cauliflower Soup Is Ready in Under 30 Minutes

Now that the weather has significantly chilled and it's dark before you even leave work, you're probably craving comfort food when you get home — …

6 Ways To Pimp Your G&T

Churchill once said the gin and tonic had saved more Englishmen's lives than all of the doctors in the Empire. Sure, he may have been referring to …

Caravan's baked eggs and chorizo with tomato ragout recipe

Spice up your breakfast eggs with a tomato and pepper ragout<p>Serves 4<p>I first had baked eggs when I worked in a restaurant 12 years ago. The pastry chef was Israeli and he used to talk about this guy, called Dr Shakshuka, who would go to the food market in Tel Aviv, set up his pan and fry peppers, …

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings Recipe

Whether you're baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you …

Recipes

Dishoom's Indian cheese on toast

Dishoom share their Kejriwal recipe: an Indian twist on cheese on toast, with runny fried eggs and chilli that's perfect for weekend brunch<p>We went to Bombay a few months ago and discovered this dish in the Willingdon Club. It is called the Kejriwal after a man who used to come in 30 years ago and …

The Deceptively Simple Lamb and "Rice" Dinner You'll Make All Summer

Lamb isn't a go-to meat in my cooking rotation. I always think of it as a special occasion protein, better suited to Easter feasts or fancy Sunday night meals of grilled lamb chops. Occasionally, we make lamb burgers using a recipe that my fiancé is famous (in my eyes) for, with a gooey center of …

The best pancake recipes

There's no need to wait until Shrove Tuesday to get your pancake fix - these recipes make the perfect weekend brunch.<p>Pancakes are quick, easy and always a crowd-pleaser for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner).<p>Here, we have compiled our our favourite pancake recipes. There really is something for …

Everything You Need for Fried Chicken at Home

Frying chicken is easier and less messy when you've got the right tools on hand. Yes, there are the ingredients to consider, but since frying is a …

Croque Madame Recipe - Great British Chefs

This croque madame recipe is a classic sandwich, a true cheese-fest for the discerning toastie lover. Many love the eggless version of this dish – …

25 Recipes to Eat in Togetherness

Now, as ever, we believe there's value in sitting down at a table together.<p>What our community has demonstrated time and again is that they (you!) value food not merely for sustenance or taste but as means of learning and understanding, of finding shared connections where differences might otherwise …

Deliciously Ella's mushroom and chickpea stew

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>8 carrots<br>• 850g mushrooms<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 4 tsp turmeric<br>• 4 tsp cumin power<br>• 3 tsp ground chilli<br>• olive oil, for frying<br>• 3 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes<br>• 7 tbsp tomato puree<br>• 600ml boiling water<br>• 2 x 400g tins chickpeas<br>• a big handful of coriander, about 50g, plus more to serve<br>• 2 lemons, plus 3 more …

Wild mushrooms on toast with lardo

Yes, it’s just mushrooms on toast, but the crème fraîche and, especially, the lardo lift it to new heights – perfect for a first course. Lardo is pork back fat cured with spices and herbs, usually rosemary. It’s cut wafer-thin, and melts gorgeously when you drape it over something hot. Any Italian …

The Recipe That'll Convince You to Cook Duck at Home

Duck and green peppercorn sauce may be a Parisian bistro staple, but <b>inspiration for this dish came from Kerala</b>, the region in southwestern India known for its “backwaters,” a series of canals, both manmade and natural, where most of the region’s commerce and transport take place.<p>A few years ago, I …

Meet the Most Famous Squash Toast in the World

This cookbook season, Ina Garten and Peter Meehan are publishing the same recipe in their respective new cookbooks.<p>Ina calls it "Butternut Squash and Ricotta Bruschettas," Peter says "ABC Squash Toast," but they're two lobes of the same brain: the roasted kabocha squash toast with fresh ricotta and …

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Cancel the takeaway: quick Indian dishes to make at home

A satisfying, deeply flavourful Indian meal does not have to require hours of preparation, as these recipes prove<p>There are cheers as the doorbell rings. It’s Saturday night and our Indian takeaway has arrived. After mobbing the delivery guy we unpack the rogan josh (not as good as mine), the korma …

Potato, cabbage and sausage soup recipe

This Northern Italian-inspired soup is incredibly satisfying on cold winter nights<p>Adding potato to soups makes them creamy and wonderful<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8<p><b>INGRE</b>DIENTS<br>3 tbsp oil<br>400g/14oz high-quality Italian sausages, skins removed<br>1 onion, finely chopped<br>1 head of fennel, finely chopped<br>2 sticks of celery, finely …

The 13 Best Winter Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

From an updated martini to a seasonal riff on the margarita, here's what to drink when the temperature drops.<p>You can sip a martini any time, but there's something particularly pleasurable about a cocktail designed for the colder months. "Everyone's looking to drink seasonally," says bartender …

Cheddar, cider and mustard macaroni cheese

One of the endless British spins on macaroni cheese. This works with whisky, too.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>35g butter<br>• 50g flour<br>• 400ml full-fat milk<br>• 100ml dry cider<br>• 3 tsp English mustard<br>• 150g strong cheddar, grated<br>• 2 tbsp double cream (optional)<br>• 250g macaroni<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 200C/ gas mark 6.<p>Melt the …

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'Best pizza in the world' to come to London

Naples is famed as having the best and most authentic pizza in the world, and L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele is said to make the best pizza in the city.<p>The pizzeria is so famous it's featured in the film <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, and is the venue where Julia Roberts, playing Elizabeth Gilbert, falls in love …

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Diana Henry's Scotch eggs with hot curry mayo

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>8 large eggs<br>• 450g pork sausage meat (not minced pork)<br>• leaves from 6 sprigs thyme<br>• ½ tsp fresh nutmeg<br>• ½ tsp ground mixed spice<br>• 1 tsp dried chilli flakes<br>• 50g plain flour, plus extra for flouring<br>• 25ml milk<br>• 150g white breadcrumbs<br>• groundnut or sunflower oil for deep-frying<p><b>For the mayo</b><p>300g …

Spiced avocado toast with black beans recipe

Pep up avocado toast with lime and chilli, black beans and feta for a snack that's packed with flavour<p>Avocado toast has almost become a cliché – I’ve lost count of the ways I’ve seen it prepared – but it’s also irresistible (and good for you). This makes a bit more of the avo-on-toast theme but you …

A cuppa from your own backyard | James Wong

Despite its tropical associations, the evergreen tea plant can thrive almost anywhere in the UK<p>You might think you’d need a colonial estate high on some exotic hillside to grow your own tea, but this pretty evergreen, with scented flowers and delicious leaves, can thrive pretty much anywhere in the …

9 Spring Dinner Ideas to Make All Season Long

We've got you covered this spring.<p>It's officially the first day of spring this Sunday! From hearty vegetable-packed quinoa salad to terrific …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Like Butter, Baby: Why Churning Your Own Is Worth the Effort

Learning how to make butter is easy—and it's also one of the most satisfying DIY kitchen tasks there is.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow may work on the internet, but when it comes to cooking, she prefers to keep it old-school. From making her own butter (seriously) to grinding her coffee beans</i> …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

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This Hot Soup Is (Maybe) Even Better Than Coffee

It's fast, it's comforting, and it's a great breakfast—all hail miso soup!<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat</i> …

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

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