Alex James: How to eat cheese

Monday, 18 August 2014

Alex James: How to eat cheese

I'll admit to getting pretty excited by a cracking cheeseboard, but it's fair to say that Blur bassist churned sorry, turned, cheesemaker Alex James is more enthusiastic about his new cheese, 'Blue Monday' than Wallace is about Wensleydale.

GBBO: 7 essential biscuit baking tips

Monday, 11 August 2014

GBBO: 7 essential biscuit baking tips

This week The Great British Bake Off gets tricky - the contestants have to produce 3D biscuit scenes.

We urge them not to crumble under the pressure: you've got to be one tough cookie to win this challenge! If you fancy joining in on the kitchen action yourself, read our top tips before you slip on the oven gloves.

Yuzu need this in your life

Monday, 11 August 2014

Yuzu need this in your life

Never heard of it? Keep reading because yuzu is the citrus fruit of the moment on all fashionable restaurant and cocktail bar menus. Originally from Japan, it's a small, round fruit and tastes like the aromatic lovechild of a lemon, mandarin and grapefruit. It has a yellow-orange, uneven skin and, like lemons, it's delicious in both savoury and sweet recipes.

5 foodie moments at Camp Bestival

Friday, 08 August 2014

 5 foodie moments at Camp Bestival

Celebs and food go together... Well, they don't really. Not usually, anyway, because they're on a diet or worrying about getting papped. But music festivals are the one place where you can't stand on ceremony – we're all hungry, a bit tipsy, and worried about whether there's any loo roll left. So here's my top five celeb-plus-food moments from this year's Camp Bestival.

The perfect Swiss roll

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Swiss roll

In honour of the mighty Great British Bake Off being back on our screens, here are our 6 tips on how to get a tight roll, no cracks and no jam overflow – plus a few different filling flavour suggestions; you know that Mary and Paul like a baking maverick!