Expert tips

Shopping with a foodie – José Pizarro

Friday, 06 January 2017

Shopping with a foodie – José Pizarro

Food director Leah Hyslop browses the supermarket aisles with Spanish chef José Pizarro.

Twitter Q&A: #XmasDinnerSOS

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Twitter Q&A: #XmasDinnerSOS

Terrified of turkey? Stressed about sprouts? We put our experts out on Twitter for two hours to answer all your Christmas food queries before the big day. 

Easy smoked salmon canapé starters

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Easy smoked salmon canapé starters

Whether savoured with blinis and crème fraîche at drinks parties, or devoured with scrambled eggs and a glass of fizz on Christmas morning, smoked salmon is a festive must-have.

Here are three really simple – but special – starter ideas to please your festive fancies.

Our top 3 gin cocktails

Monday, 12 December 2016

Our top 3 gin cocktails
Gin, that crisp and refreshing spirit, has had something of a renaissance over the past few years. Walk into any supermarket or off-licence and you'll see shelves groaning with beautiful bottles of new and exciting gins, flavoured with all sorts of unusual ingredients, from rosemary to rose petals. The question is: why is gin having such a moment?

How to make the perfect mulled wine

Thursday, 08 December 2016

How to make the perfect mulled wine
So, what’s the secret to making the perfect version of this festive tipple? Here are my five top tips and three favourite recipes.