Worldly ingredients that are cheaper than you think

One of our favourite aspects of eating out is getting to taste and enjoy flavours from all over the world. Whether you’re opting for a classic Indian dinner or a Korean barbecue fusion-style meal, there are plenty of cuisines to explore. However, as we know, eating out isn’t cheap – especially in this cost of […]

Foodie hacks on how to cope with the cost of living crisis

There is no escaping the cost of living crisis sweeping this side of the world right now. To help reduce your kitchen costs and cut back on your weekly grocery bill, we’re sharing some foolproof tips and tricks which every foodie should have up their sleeve. Never go to the supermarket hungry An old wives […]

Top tips for making delicious homemade soup

Soup is one of the most versatile and nutritious dishes when made correctly – a quick, hot meal that offers plenty of health benefits. Good soups include fresh, low-fat ingredients and a minimum of salt and extra fat. Soup can be a rich source of many vitamins, and those made with beans or lentils provide […]

Our top tips for working with gelatine

Gelatine is a versatile setting agent used in both sweet and savoury cooking – in everything from souffles to mousses. Here’s the inside scoop on working with gelatine, so it’s anything but risky business. What is gelatine? Gelatine is derived from animal collagen and is used to set desserts like panna cotta, marshmallows or fruit […]

Here’s all you need to know to make perfect meringue!

Our Test Kitchen dishes on the best meringue recipe, plus easy ways to make it your own! The ultimate meringue mix Use the tips we have here to help make all your meringue treats perfect every time! Test kitchen tips  Go slowly and be patient when adding the sugar to the egg whites. Each tablespoon […]

Chocolate tips, tricks and recipes — oh my!

Chocolate starts as cacao beans that are fermented, dried, roasted and ground up. This is melted into “chocolate liquor”, which is then separated into two parts: non-fat cocoa solids and fatty cocoa butter. The cocoa solids (along with sugar and maybe some milk) are the basis for chocolate bars, while the cocoa butter might also […]

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about your greens this season.

Lettuce Lessons: Get to know your salad leaves and when best to use them. Iceberg lettuce: Crisp and refreshing, iceberg lettuce has pale green leaves and grows in cabbage-like bulbs. Iceberg is perfect for adding crunch to burgers and sandwiches. Little gem: This miniature variety of romaine lettuce looks similar to its larger relative, but […]

6 French cooking techniques every homecook should know

If you’re a fan of cooking at all, chances are, you’re already au fait with a few traditional French techniques that form the foundation of modern cooking. So, in honour of Bastille Day on July 14th, we’re coming to you with some meals that use some of our favourite French cooking techniques…bon appétit! Roux Roux […]

Peppers are the new black this season, and we’ve got all you need to know!

Add a splash of colour to your plate with healthy peppers! These are great for summer cooking, since they are in season between May and October. Reap the benefits Peppers are low in calories and are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, fibre and antioxidants.  The different colours of peppers are actually varying degrees […]

Simply radish-ing tips and facts about this fun veg!

Rradishes often get cast as an add-on to salads, but we’re big fans of this peppery, crunchy veg. Wondering what to do with your radishes? Curious about their history? We’ve got answers for you! REAP THE BENEFITS   100g of radishes (around 8) provides over one third of your daily intake of vitamin C.   […]