Each month we showcase two clever cooking skills to help you improve your techniques in the kitchen. This month, we’re going for a beautiful summer combo, and dishing up the best jelly and custard you’ll ever eat. First, we’ll learn how to get every last drop of juice from a lemon, then we’ll rustle up a show-stopping fruit jelly. And all topped off with a silky homemade custard. Lovely!
Gorgeous tomatoes, earthy beetroot and super-fresh runner beans are all at their best in July. Make the most of them with our delicious recipes.
When the full heat of summer hits, there’s nothing better than a super-juicy watermelon to cool down. And, in fact, when the British weather has a wobble, there’s nothing better than a joyful watermelon to re-conjure the spirit of summer! So, no matter what colour the skies, tuck into these glorious watermelon dishes and feel a burst of sunshine.
There are all sorts of clever tricks to achieve perfect fish on the barbecue – we’re talking melt-in-the-mouth flakes with a gorgeous smoky flavour and perfectly crispy skin. So next time you’re lighting the coals, make sure you put fish on the menu and use our five top tips to really impress your guests.
This Sunday, 18 June, is Father’s Day – the perfect opportunity to spoil your old man with his favourite food. We’ve got recipes to help you keep him happy from dawn until dusk, with big-hitters like Jamie’s insanity burger and a classic Old Fashioned cocktail all included.
We often hear that the secret to a long and healthy life could lie in ‘the Mediterranean diet’, but what does that actually mean? And how can we borrow some of the secrets from France, Italy, Spain and Greece for a little sunny boost when the British weather turns temperamental?
The days are getting warmer, nights are getting shorter and soon markets will be fit-to-burst with gorgeous summer produce. Cooking with what’s in season is an absolute joy in June, so we’re championing a few seasonal stars and showing you some of the best ways to enjoy them.
Using recipes that are simple, fresh and light is the key to keeping your cool when hosting a summer dinner party. Even if you can’t eat alfresco, there are plenty of dishes that will bring fresh summer flavours to your table in no time at all.
Fermenting is a fantastic way to preserve food and it’s also beneficial for our health, specifically our digestion and gut. People all over the world have been fermenting food for thousands of years. Pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, miso – there’s a whole world of fermented foods out there.