Basics

Jamie washes some dishes during his school dinners campaign

Taken from Jamie’s successful School Dinners campaign back in 2005, these tried-and-tested recipes were created with fresh, tasty and affordable ingredients in mind. The portions were designed for primary- and secondary-aged kids, so just use them as a guide if cooking for adults. We know they were a big hit back in the day, so […]

knife guide - different knives lined up

Whether for chopping or slicing, carving or filleting, every well-stocked kitchen needs a decent set of knives. We’ve pulled together a guide to the array of kitchen knives available, plus mini tutorials on chopping techniques and knife maintenance to help you make the most of your kit.

poached eggs cut in half on bread

Before you start, make sure you buy the freshest eggs possible. You can tell whether an egg is fresh by cracking it on to a saucer. If the yolk stands up and the white isn’t watery, it’s fresh as a daisy.