Hot chocolate, the sort you get in Demel in Vienna, is little more than grated chocolate, sugar and milk, and yet, even served in tiny cups, it manages to warm and nourish in a way no cup of tea or coffee could ever dream of.
Depressing though it is, the recession has brought some unexpected benefits for Britain's food lovers. With commercial property prices dropping, independent restaurateurs and producers find they can now afford premises, and young cooks have been trying themselves out in projects with low entry costs – pop-ups and street food, for example – but some are exploring a new direction. There has been a noticeable movement of food lovers researching complicated processes, building their own equipment and even developing businesses fuelled by little more than enthusiasm and ingenuity.
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I have a friend who won't pay more than £3 for a pint or £10 for a haircut.
Rich, dark chocolate and toasted nuts ...
Most of the sweetness in this recipe comes from the bananas and dark chocolate chips, and it needs very little butter, as it uses milk instead.
Treacle tart appears to be something of a misnomer until you realise that the word treacle refers to all forms of syrups made during sugar refining, from golden syrup through to black molasses.
The problem with all the diets that are plugged at this time of year – drop a dress size by Valentine's Day! Real secrets of Cheryl Cole's blood type diet! – is that they all, without exception, involve salad.
The bitter news of declining marmalade sales is enough to put any right-thinking Brit right off their breakfast.
We get cooking and healthy frying with Breville’s latest cooker in the Halo+ range. Is it worth having one? Here's what you need to know.
It is easier than you may think to cure pork, churn cream into butter, bake rolls and make ketchup – and it is a great way to teach kids about where food comes from
The newly launched Chilgrove Gin is the first English gin to be made using alcohol distilled from grapes, and Chilgrove's summer campaign is working to establish it as a truly English super-premium spirit.