Cooking Tips


Smokin’! Wood flavours for your BBQ

Anyone who has ever eaten food cooked over a wood-fuelled BBQ will be familiar with the delights of wood-smoked food. But for those of us with a gas or charcoal BBQ rather than a wood-fired version, never fear - you too can create delicious smokiness, with the help of a smoker box.

Must-have BBQ  tools

Get your grill in order this summer with our guide to the season's must-have BBQ tools. Grate idea When you are cooking al fresco, you want to serve the f... Read More...

The language of the food of love

There are many different varieties of pasta. Traditionally made from egg, flour and water, substitute ingredients include duck egg, durum wheat and semolina. Co... Read More...

Oranges are not the only fruit

Oranges are not the only fruit, but they are the most popular of the citrus family. Deliciously juicy and bursting with Vitamin C, they taste amazing and are... Read More...

Versatile vinegar

Vinegar is probably best known for its relationship with chips. It's been used for centuries as a preservative, for hygiene and as a treatment for ailments sinc... Read More...

National Vegetarian Week

This week, 14th-20th May is National Vegetarian Week, a week when we're encouraged to forgo meat in favour of vegetables. The days of a nut roast as an alter... Read More...

Perfect pavlova

Light and crisp with a chewy centre, this delicate pavlova dessert is easy to make. 4 egg whites 250g (8oz) caster sugar 1.5 tsp cornflour 1.5 tsp... Read More...
cook outside

Three ways to cook outside

Finish a day spent enjoying the sun and warmth of a British summer (however long it lasts) with an alfresco meal. Cooking outside is as synonymous with our summ... Read More...