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Cooking Without the Hassle

Hello Fresh

Like the popular American self-help book advocates, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, removing the small stuff from the cooking experience can set you up for an easy and much more fun experience.

Digging the Truffle

Truffle Maria Ujvari

There is some very attractive about the word 'truffle'. It’s a versatile word, almost onomatopoeic. It can stand for either sweet or savoury, and it conjures up visions of indulgence and expense. The word has economy and decadence. I like that. Actually, I like truffles - both kinds.

Roaming Chefs Offer Freestyle Dining

Yurt Gallofoto Sxc Hu

Food enthusiasts seem to have an insatiable appetite for the bizarre and unusual, which is not only about the food, but also the venue and atmosphere. For some, the wackier the dining experience, the better. Enter the pop-up restaurant.

Giving Fish a Fair Shake

Salmon Trout Marcus Österberg

It’s hard to get especially fond of fish. Aquarium fish, possibly, but your bog standard shoal of North Sea cod or lonesome fresh water trout do not make you feel quite the same way a herd of liquid-eyed Herefords or a couple of frolicking Gloucester Old Spots.

The Festive Cycle

Christmas Table Stella Levi

High days and feast days are times for family gatherings, rejoicing and, well, feasting. Most of the time we're able to carry off these celebratory occasions with reasonable damage limitation, but all bets are off when it comes to the run up to the secular holiday of December 25th.

Web TV for the Fabulous Foodie

Coolcucumber.tv

Have your sources for restaurant recommendations gone a little stale? Get insider info on the best restaurants and hotels in Great Britain with a new web TV site guaranteed to stimulate the taste buds of even the most discriminating foodies.

Who's In the Power Seat Now?

Restaurant Maria MaraMoro - Diego RB

Is it just me, or do most of us have the same concerns when it comes to being seated in a restaurant? If I’m stuck in a seat I don’t like, it takes a huge amount of mental gymnastics to override my irritation. Positioning is paramount.

Divine Picnics

Champagne and Food - Roger Kirby

I was in the loft the other day rooting around, as you do, getting side-tracked from the mission at hand, as you do, looking for the picnic hamper. After a few trips down memory lane, I finally located it wedged in a corner looking inviting - and full of last year’s debris.

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Truffle Maria Ujvari

Digging the Truffle

There is some very attractive about the word 'truffle'. It’s a versatile word, almost onomatopoeic. It can stand for either sweet or savoury, and it conjures up visions of indulgence and expense. The word has economy and decadence. I like that. Actually, I like truffles - both kinds.

Pies Chart An Upward Trend

The pie is back in fashion. Hearty food is retro chic, and pies are right on trend. Pies have gone gourmet and gastro, so forget fast food and hit the quality pie shops for a healthier option.

Yurt Gallofoto Sxc Hu

Roaming Chefs Offer Freestyle Dining

Food enthusiasts seem to have an insatiable appetite for the bizarre and unusual, which is not only about the food, but also the venue and atmosphere. For some, the wackier the dining experience, the better. Enter the pop-up restaurant.

Open Your Wallet

Funny old thing, tipping. It’s not compulsory, but the majority of us seem to donate voluntarily when it comes to appreciating good service. Now that we’re supposedly emerging from the recession and venturing out to dine again, how much of a gesture are you going to make when it comes to restaurant tipping.

Love Affair With Chocolate

Mischievous food experimenter Heston Blumenthal goes all Willy Wonka with a sixties-themed programme, "Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast" featuring chocolate fountains and lickable wallpaper. The versatility of this mind-altering substance has tempted man for centuries. Can you resist the seductive lure of chocolate? 

Divine Picnics

I was in the loft the other day rooting around, as you do, getting side-tracked from the mission at hand, as you do, looking for the picnic hamper. After a few trips down memory lane, I finally located it wedged in a corner looking inviting - and full of last year’s debris.

Web TV for the Fabulous Foodie

Have your sources for restaurant recommendations gone a little stale? Get insider info on the best restaurants and hotels in Great Britain with a new web TV site guaranteed to stimulate the taste buds of even the most discriminating foodies.

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