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15 Things You NEED to Learn to Cook Before You Turn 25

By the time you turn 25, you’ve *hopefully* gotten good enough at adulting that you can at least keep yourself fed throughout the workweek. But WELL-fed? That’s a different story. When you’re halfway through your 20s, it’s not so unreasonable to expect more out of your culinary experience than …

Protein: the complete beginner’s guide

<i>According to the British Dietetic Association, the marketing for protein supplements has become "wrong and immoral", and has led to varying levels of</i> …

11 Winter Soups That Warm The Soul

Warm your body and soothe your spirit with a steaming bowl of soup or stew. From Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup to Pasta e Fagioli, these recipes will have you satisfied and snug as a bug on the coldest winter days.<p><b>1. Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup</b><p>Made with rotisserie chicken and Asian pantry …

Six-pack on a plate

You can do as many crunches, sit-ups and planks as you like — to the point where it hurts every time you sneeze — but if you're not eating right, …

Nutrition

Tip-Top Tapas: London’s Best Croquetas

At a food conference in Madrid, the best ham croqueta in the world was declared to be made by Diego Hernandez, chef at the Asturian restaurant …

London

Bea's of Bloomsbury

The latest café in Bea’s baking empire.<p>This new branch of Bea’s must be one of the most picture-perfect cake shops around. Its pastel interior has a …

Mary Berry

Berber Q Shawarma Bar

Exmouth Market offshoot of the trendy Middle Eastern grillhouse.<p>Expel thoughts of the elephant’s leg of mystery meat – thanks to chef Josh Katz and …

Bababoom

A Battersea restaurant dishing out classy kebabs.<p>Is there such a thing as a classy kebab joint? According to this Battersea newbie, there is. Pride …

Ice Cream

Ostuni Highgate

Full-on southern Italian restaurant in Highgate.<p>Virtual reality is big these days, and this second, Highgate branch of a popular Queen’s Park Puglian …

England

London's best ramen restaurants

From Kyushu-style tonkotsu made with long-simmered pork bone broth, to simple soy sauce based soup, you can now get your ramen fix in all sorts of …

England

Chick 'n' Sours

A fried chicken joint with a Korean twist.<p>If there’s a god of fried chicken, Chick ’n’ Sours is His greatest gift. Born into a city awash with …

Spices

Dominique Ansel Bakery

The first London branch of the famous New York bakery.<p>Dominique Ansel bakery – aka the home of the Cronut – has finally opened in London, and people …

Baking

Our favourite burger stall is opening its first restaurant

Laura is Drinks Editor at Time Out London. She makes an excellent cup of tea. Her G&T's not bad either. Follow her on Twitter at @Lala_Richards.

England

Boondocks

A hip dining hall serving American-style comfort food.<p>London isn’t exactly lacking American-style comfort-eating – but as far as Stax Diner founder …

Food & Dining

temper

A Soho basement smokehouse.<p>I love a rebel. Temper gallops up to the ‘cooking on charcoal’ bandwagon, then sets it on fire. Imagine smoked meat and …

Ice Cream

The 15 best London restaurant openings of 2016

Drumroll, please! Here they are: the most exciting places to feed us since we made all those failed resolutions.<p>The Barbary, Neal's Yard, Covent …

England

7 ways to lose more weight with HIIT

Two weeks. That’s how long it takes to gain results you can see and feel using HIIT. Over 14 days you build the same endurance and power with 135 …

Exercise

Clean your brain with meditation

<i>Did Thirsty Thursday grab you by the scruff of the neck, or has the constant election coverage been giving you a stress migrane? Either way, it's</i> …

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

2K<p>2K<p>7<p>Shares 4K<p>A few years ago, a favorite bakery in Paris near where I lived was offering brownies. The baker gave me one to taste and although I was …

Dessert

Build Lean Muscle with Intermittent Fasting, Carb and Calorie Cycling

<b>So, you want to get leaner and build some muscle?</b> This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach the ultimate goal than you think. …

The best supplements to build size

Casein Powder<p><b>Before Bed</b><br>Fancy waking up a stronger man tomorrow? Thought so. Casein is a slow-digesting protein that hangs around in your stomach for …

18 Adorable Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas That Are (Almost) Too Sweet to Eat

Christmas is right around the corner, so everyone’s ready to PAR-TAY. Whether you’ll be hosting a bash or two or attending as a guest, leave cookies and cocktails to someone else. Instead, bring out *the* sweet treat that’s guaranteed to get the most oh-em-gees: cupcakes. You can’t go wrong with …

How to make the perfect cacio e pepe

If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry – until about two months ago, neither had I. Then, suddenly, cacio e pepe was everywhere, virtually speaking at least, a million slick strands of cheesy spaghetti clogging up social media like a vast hipster hairball.<p>Those who claim a longer familiarity with …

Italian Food

One Pot Spicy Cajun Chicken Rice #Recipe

<b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness<br>4-5 teaspoons cajun seasoning, divided (store-bought OR see my easy homemade …

These 1-Pot Pasta Recipes Are the Answer to Quick and Easy Dinner

Does dinner get any easier than one-pot pasta? When you need to throw dinner together in a matter of minutes, turn to any of these 27 recipes where every single thing is cooked in the same pot as the pasta. There's sure to be a recipe that speaks to you, from one-pot tomato basil pasta to one-pot …

8 most common protein shake mistakes

Protein shakes: they’re the simplest way to build muscle quickly and shrink your recovery time. But remember, with great amounts of protein comes …

Nutrition

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

<i>Who knew that homemade pepperoni pizza rolls could be this easy? All that saucy, cheesy, pepperoni goodness is rolled up together making these</i> …

Homemade

10 Super-Helpful Charts Every Baker Needs to Pin

Never mess up another lattice pie crust ever again.<p>When it comes to baking, it pays to be precise. So the next time you fire up your oven, make sure to have these incredibly helpful charts on hand.

London’s best street food

Forget Michelin, some of the best food in London is dished up on the street, and eaten with a plastic fork. If you’re a foodie on a budget street …