Food & Drink

Cauliflower steaks and buffalo wings: can I make a hearty, dirty meal from this...

No-carbers have brought about an unexpected renaissance for the cauliflower as a replacement for flour or rice – while some claim it can be a substitute for meatYou wouldn’t think there was...

Does every box of eggs contain a potential chick?

A schoolboy has hatched a duckling from a Waitrose egg using an incubator he bought on eBay. It’s enough to put anyone off their boiled egg and soldiers …Fourteen-year-old William Atkins has put the...

Do you have to salt aubergines?

Now that the bitterness has been bred out of the aubergine, the need to draw out the juices before cooking is a moot pointI still salt aubergines as my mother did in...

Cocktail of the week: the whirling dervish

A pear-laced twist on the tequila sourYou can use readymade pear puree or homemade: for the latter, peel and core a pear, then blend in a processor with a little sugar syrup,...

The Battle Between Smoking And Grilling Meat

When the summer period approaches, people get to enjoy cookouts and barbecues. To prepare meat accordingly, you must learn more about grilling and smoking. These techniques are different regarding the preparation time, the equipment, and the preparation...

The end of small plates: why the dinner-ruining dishes may finally be over

The trend for small-plate menus in restaurants has tested friendships and defied logic. They have to go – here’s whyThe news that Russell Norman’s Polpo restaurant group is in financial trouble (unpaid £550,000 VAT...

Dunkin’ lovers tie the knot in Las Vegas with doughnut bouquets

Tying the knot just got a little sweeter.With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Dunkin’ took over a wedding chapelWednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, offering lovebirds the chance to get hitched alongside their favorite...

How do I make good stock?

It’s just about putting a few quality ingredients in a pot and simmering it all for as long as possibleMy chicken stock always ends up looking more like pale, insipid hot water...

Dry January: it’s never been easier to go alcohol-free

Shunning the booze this month? Luckily, supermarket shelves are now stacked with tasty alternatives to keep you on the wagonSo how is it going for those of you who are doing dry...

Nigel Slater’s gammon steak with butter beans and kale recipe

Smoky slabs of pork with puréed beans and fried green veg for a heartwarming night inThe recipeLightly season 2 thick slices of smoked gammon with black pepper....

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