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How to cook the perfect chicken satay

Do you like Indonesian, Malaysian or Thai-style satay, what sort of meat do you use – and what goes into the make-or-break marinade and sauce?<p>Satay is one of those dishes that most of south-east Asia claims as its own. One of my testers boasted of her considerable experience in the field in …

Breakfast: delicious for lunch and dinner

Porridge, scrambled eggs and a full English breakfast are as popular as ever, but we don't neccessarily eat them first thing in the morning<p>"To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day," said the writer William Somerset Maugham, who spent a large part of his life living in …


Man Buns

This will make more pulled pork than you’ll need, but who would be sad about that? Use the leftovers to make tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew—whatever your heart desires, really<p>Ingredients<p>Beer-braised pork shoulder filling<p>2 lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt, …


A taste of the Philippines in Soho at Pepe’s Kitchen pop-up – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:00 pm, February 3, 2014 in Food & Drink<p>Pop-ups come and go like a hipster’s facial hair, yet precious few offer something truly original …

What To Eat Now: essential protein foods

From simple protein shakes to nuts, meat and soy, expert nutritionist and author, Ian Marber, encourages us to eat protein in all its essential forms<p>Protein has a strangely masculine identity which is undoubtedly attributable to the protein/muscle connection.<p>As a result, the importance of eating …


30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).

Healthy Eating

Toast Can Handle Anything, Especially Sweet Potato Mash

Dan Kluger of ABC Kitchen tops his toast with sweet potatoes and broccoli for a masterpiece-worthy vegetarian tartine.<p>There is no blank canvas like a piece of toast. In this meatless masterpiece, ABC Kitchen's <b>Dan Kluger</b> piles on the greenmarket finds: Mashed sweet potatoes with a Thai chile kick, …


The 100 best cheap eats in London

London might well be the world’s greatest food city (that’s right, we’ve gone there) but with spiraling living costs putting the brakes on the …


15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day


7 Ways to Ruin an Omelet—or to Cook It Perfectly

Omelets are theoretically an easy breakfast staple—but they are too easily ruined with these seven common mistakes<p>Omelets come in many shapes, sizes, and iterations. Your classic diner omelet is army-sized, studded with visible fillings and semi-browned. A French restaurant will serve you a small, …