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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for baked pasta gratin

‘Don’t put it in the fridge” is something you are told when you buy mozzarella in Italy. Leave it in its plastic bag surrounded by the cloudy <i>siero</i> (whey), at room temperature, until you are ready to eat it. Placed on a chilly shelf, mozzarella is like an inadequately dressed person on a cold day: …


Six of the best one-pot meals

Borlotti, parsley and bread soup (pictured above)<p>Prep <b>20 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 30 min</b><br>Serves <b>6-8</b><p><b>6 tbsp olive oil</b><b><br>3 red onions</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>5 garlic cloves</b>, peeled and finely chopped<b><br>3 carrots</b>, roughly chopped<b><br>2 heads celery</b>,outer branches removed, hearts roughly chopped<b><br>1 bunch parsley leaves</b>, roughly …

Northern Italy

Anna Jones’s asparagus recipes

Asparagus has overtaken my kitchen. While I will never tire of it eaten simply, with good butter, salt and a squeeze of lemon, it lends itself to spring recipes, like this salad of thinly sliced raw spears sliced into coins and dressed with lemon, yoghurt and finished with golden breadcrumbs.<p>Or my …


Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for instant custard creme brulee

It’s not uncommon for me to step out into the world dressed up like a tin of Bird’s custard powder, decked out in primary red, yellow and blue. Of all the icons I could copy, of all the causes I could espouse, I’ve forged myself in the image of Britain’s most beloved eggless cornflour custard mix. …


Bored Panda

Five quick recipes for supermarket pasta

Pasta has me hooked like nothing else. My love affair with pasta was cementedin the making of stuffed agnolotti, caramelle and everything in between in restaurant kitchens, but it started with something simpler: my mum’s lasagne and her 10-minute weeknight dinners. When there is pasta in the house, …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Nigel Slater’s vegetarian spring recipes

This time of year can feel like winter, spring or even early summer. One minute you’re happy with a fistful of asparagus spears and a perfect white egg of burrata, the next you would kill for simple but warming stew ladled into a deep bowl. This month’s collection offers a sample of each, something …

Italian Food

I Am Obsessed With This Adorable Dog With Mouse Ears

Goma is bae.


This Cat Is The Most Dedicated Cuddler We've Ever Seen

I want to be held like this.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>


I Just Discovered Manul Cats And Now My Heart's Beating Really Fast And My Palms Are Sweating



19 Cats Who Fucked Up, But In The Most Hilarious Way

Cats: half evil masterminds, half goofballs.


19 Pictures That Prove Cats Are Cute But Not To Be Trusted

Humans don't own cats, cats owns them.

Cook smart: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe cheats

I used to cheat much less in the kitchen. As a young cook, full of ideas – and of myself – things had to be done ‘properly’, even at home: tins were a no-no and the freezer a no-go; fancy appliances were a last resort. Only pure, raw ingredients were acceptable, and every bit of prep had to be done …

North Africa

Anna Jones’s broad bean recipes

The 100 denier tights and woolly jumpers have been moved to my top shelf, and the spring vegetables are here at last. Among them, the first broad beans from Italy; soon the British ones will follow. Broad beans are a labour of love in my kitchen – I love the neat green beans, but not the bitterness …


Rosemary focaccia

Yield1 large loaf, 940g<p>Cooking time15–20 mins<p>Preparation time15 min First rising: 2 hours, Proofing: 1 h 30 min<p>Massimo Pessina<p>Ingredients<p>4-5 sprigs …

25+ Hilarious Photos That Prove Cats Are The Biggest Assholes

Our pets can, just like us, be assholes. Dogs are a bit clumsy, mischievous, and often motivated by greed. They will rip up your couch cushions just …

These Hilarious Photos Of Animals Only Look Like They're Going To Become Our Overlords

Is that a fish...with an arm?

Buying a car privately – advice and tips

<b>■</b> Buying a car privately can be daunting, but follow our advice to get the best deals with the least hassle<p>BUYING a car from a private seller …

Felicity Cloake’s masterclass: a mayonnaise recipe

With a few exceptions, commercial mayonnaise is to homemade as processed cheese is to mature cheddar – convenient, but hard to get excited about. Proper mayo, gently wobbly and yolk-yellow, is a quite different beast: too good to hide away in a sandwich, it deserves to be the star of the show, …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

I Just Learned Why Cats Knock Things Over And It Makes Total Sense

It's not just because they're jerks.


Equi Q

This Kitty Is Physically Unable To Have A Bad Photo Taken Of Him

Remember the ridiculously photogenic gecko? Well, it has just met its match. Nyankichi, a male tabby from Kagoshima, Japan, and his human have been …


Bored Panda

Money: Live like a millionaire … for less

SOME things are just out of most people’s budgets: staying in luxury properties in the Caribbean, sailing on enormous yachts around European islands …

Luxury Lifestyle

Booze bargain hunt: the best budget supermarket tipples

Craft gin aficionados might be surprised to learn that a £10 supermarket gin has been named one of the best gins in the world at the International Spirits Challenge. Aldi’s Oliver Cromwell gin sells for £9.99 and yet won a gold medal ahead of such prestigious names as Gordon’s, Beefeater and …


How to Make a Georgian Cheese Boat (Khatchapuri) | The Nosher

I first fell in love with adjaruli khatchapuri, also known as Georgian cheese bread or cheese boat, at Marani Restaurant in Queens, NY. This …


Dordogne holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotels

The food, wine and idyllic lifestyle of this region’s villages have always appealed to Brits – and with Brexit looming they’re settling in record numbers – but that has not dimmed its thoroughly French allure<p>The Dordogne comes close to offering everything that travellers head to France for: …


Tamal Ray’s recipe for chocolate fudge tart

This is a chocolate tart like none you’ve ever had before. The caramel in the ganache filling makes every bite a glorious, gooey celebration of chocolate. And, in one of those happy but rare coincidences, the taste is matched by its simplicity: just 20 minutes of preparation. The hardest thing is …


Jeremy Lee’s recipe for greengage clafoutis

Plums are the tribbles of the fruit world, so abundant are they. How could one ever forget the scene in Star Trek when Captain Kirk almost smiled – “Cute!” – as the USS Enterprise was overrun by these fuzzy little things.<p>Delightful in every way, plums have the same extraordinary ability to appear …

Star Trek

What to do with your Easter leftovers

With Easter over, our thoughts turn, somewhat more reliably than the weather, to summer – and, for some of us at least, the pressing need to shed some winter insulation. The task is not made any easier by chocolate bunnies breeding like ... well, rabbits. The only solution is to make a feast of the …