Food for a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year

Thursday, 04 February 2016

Food for a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year

Let's face it, February is a pretty dreary time of year... but there is a mid-winter celebration to look forward to and it's one of the best in the world. This Chinese New Year will be celebrated on 8 February, with over two weeks of music, parades, and lots of food!

Many of the dishes commonly served at Chinese New Year contain ingredients which symbolise luck, wealth and good health.

We asked Bing Luo, head chef at Hutong, the award-winning Chinese restaurant at The Shard about the celebrations, as well as what food we should eat for a prosperous and happy year to come.

3 porridge recipes for National Breakfast Week

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

3 porridge recipes for National Breakfast Week

When the three bears came home after Goldilocks' morning of breaking and entering, what were they most disgruntled about? Someone sleeping in their beds? A broken chair? No, it was their breakfast. Specifically, porridge. After time spent getting your bowl of oats just right, finding out it has been gobbled by a petty criminal is no way to start your day.

To celebrate National Breakfast Week, we've stirred away at three recipes that are not too sweet, or too hot, and yes, you guessed it, just right!

7 great ways to celebrate Burns Night

Friday, 22 January 2016

7 great ways to celebrate Burns Night

Burns Night is a fantastic excuse to ditch Dry January and welcome a dram of whisky, a plate of haggis and a good old Scottish knees-up into your life. Here are seven ways to celebrate...

6 tips for trying a vegan diet

Monday, 18 January 2016

6 tips for trying a vegan diet

Vegan eating is on the rise - here are a few vegan pearls of wisdom and top tips if you're thinking of giving vegan eating a whirl...

Taking orders ... The Laos Cafe by Saiphin

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Taking orders ... The Laos Cafe by Saiphin

Laos is a small, land-locked country between Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and one thing's for sure – its food packs an almighty punch. At the Laos Cafe you can taste this under-represented cuisine in all its authentic glory.