Ten delicious recipes for serving whole wheat fusilli or rotini pasta, with a wide variety of nutritious and tasty accompaniments. Recipes apply equally well to non-whole wheat pastas.
Bacon and cabbage is a classic food combination and the two can be combined to delicious effect in a great many different ways. This page looks at 10 fabulous ways in which to combine back bacon with white cabbage.
Mini wood pigeon pies prepared three different ways and incorporating 10 delicious fillings recipes. Includes visually attractive and appealing serving suggestions.
Wild goose breast is tender, meaty, and incredibly tasty. As well as forming a fabulous main course, it is also absolutely delicious on a sandwich. This page features 10 original ideas for preparing a wild goose sandwich.
Pheasant is a mild flavoured wild game bird that can be cooked in a great many different ways. This page looks at 10 very different, tasty recipes for cooking up and serving these breast fillets.
Ten delicious and delectable caviar serving suggestions and recommended accompaniments to suit a wide variety of tastes, budgets and cooking abilities.
Raw white turnips are surprisingly tasty. Here are 10 different salads that feature this delicious root vegetable.
Sardines on toast need never be boring or repetitive. It can easily be about a lot more than simply opening a can and emptying the contents over some toasted bread. These 10 recipes show how to take simple sardines on toast to whole new levels of tastiness.
Chickpeas are delicious, nutritious and readily available either dried or in cans. These 10 chickpea recipes celebrate their versatility and see them prepared in a wide variety of different tasty ways.
Bacon, lettuce and tomato is a hugely popular sandwich combination and this article provides 10 different recipes and ways in which you can take the humble BLT to whole new levels of tastiness.
Shallow fried potato discs are a delicious alternative to chips or fries with a meal but are also perfect for a sandwich. This article features 10 recipes for fried potato sandwiches to suit a wide variety of tastes and occasions.
There are many foods that can potentially help boost the immune system and fight off disease. Here are 10 tasty recipes for incorporating the more popular and readily available ones in your home cooking.
Chicken sausages are absolutely delicious, despite not being the most commonly found type of sausage. This page features 10 very different ways in which they can be cooked and served to please all the family.
Pheasant crown and succulent leg of lamb recipe, gently cooked to tender perfection in a Crockpot or slow cooker, served with roast potatoes and spicy red cabbage and pear.
Nutritious, delicious and as versatile as you want it to be, curly kale is an ingredient that can hopefully help put the negative reputation of cabbage to bed. This article contains 10 very different recipes to try out at home.
Mince pies are an integral part of the British Christmas food culture, but when they are prepared at home, mincemeat will often be left over. The recipes on this page provide ideas for what to do with that leftover mincemeat.
Garlic and mushrooms are delicious together, but all too often they are served only in its simplest form as a starter or appetizer. The recipes on this page combine garlic and mushrooms in ten different and exciting ways to take them to whole new levels of tastiness and enjoyment.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to smoke whole mackerel from the point of cleaning and brining the fish to the stage of smoking and serving. A couple of quick, easy and delicious serving suggestions are also included.
A meaty and succulent Belgian blue beef burger topped with melted cheese and infused red onion between two slices of eggy bread is served with oven-roasted potato wedges.
This slow-cooked, tasty and succulent kangaroo and mixed vegetable stew is served in a giant Yorkshire pudding, surrounded by a border of garden peas.
Belgian Blue beef burgers are succulent, meaty and tender. This delicious recipe sees one served with spicy stir-fried bell peppers, peas and a sunny-side up fried egg circle.
Celtuce is a variety of cabbage with both the leaves and the stem suitable for eating and cooking. This article features a variety of raw and cooked serving recipes and suggestions.
Goat is a very popular meat in many parts of the world and is delicious when cooked long and slow in a mix of spices in recipes such as this Indian goat bhuna preparation.
Brussels sprouts are scorned and hated by many but are actually a very tasty and nutritious vegetable. These recipes show you how to transform sprouts in to a vegetable your family will learn to love.
Tender chunks of casseroled leg of lamb with a spicy sauce and salad in a pitta bread pocket, served with rosemary, thyme, and garlic roast potatoes.
Alpaca is a mild-flavoured game meat ideally suited to being cooked in simple stews or pies. This recipe pairs alpaca meat with a few basic root vegetables in a puff pastry pie.
Venison sausages are a delicious alternative to their beef or pork counterparts. This page features 10 tasty and attractive recipes and serving suggestions to help you enjoy them at their very best.
Salt and vinegar crisps are one of the most popular chip varieties and are perfect on a sandwich with items associated with the two seasonings. Here are 10 very different sandwich recipes.
Ready salted may not appear to be the most exciting flavour of crisps, but their simplicity makes them suited to so many other tasty accompaniments on a sandwich, as evidenced in these recipes.
Think a chip butty is just a sandwich of thick-cut chips between two buttered slices of white bread? Think again! These 10 recipes are different and sometimes unusual but always absolutely delicious.
Crisp sandwiches make for a delicious snack or light meal, with cheese and onion being the favourite flavour of many. Here are 10 new recipes for enjoying these crisps on a sandwich.
Fish finger sandwiches can be a lot more than just bread and breadcrumbed fish. These imaginative recipes look at how to take the sandwiches to whole new levels of creativity and tastiness.
Chicken breasts are incredibly versatile and delicious but can be so easily overcooked. These five recipes show you how to bake chicken breasts to perfection and serve them in a number of tasty ways.
Pork steaks are nowhere near as popular as beef steaks but can be every bit as tasty and versatile. These fried pork steak recipes cover sandwiches to curries and are all easy to prepare at home.
Buffalo meat and beef combine very well to make succulent and tasty burgers. This page features a number of different serving suggestions for enjoying them at their very best.
Turmeric is a delicious and versatile spice, commonly used in many types of Asian cooking. It is increasingly being found to afford a number of health benefits to humans, further enhancing its appeal.
Samphire is a delicious and widely available type of seaweed. This page contains a number of tasty recipes and serving suggestions.
Cauliflower is a much underrated and commonly over-cooked vegetable. These recipes show different ways of cooking cauliflower to perfection and how to include it in a variety of tasty meals.
Leeks are an incredibly underrated vegetable and can be used for a lot more than soup. This article looks at some different ways to cook leeks and provides appropriate tasty recipes.
Tips on how to prepare frogs' legs for cooking as well as a variety of frogs' legs recipes and serving suggestions.
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Crayfish tails taste and look very much like prawns or shrimp, either of which could be substituted in these tasty, varied recipes and subsequent serving suggestions.
Jellied cod is an idea borrowed from the concept that is jellied eels. The recipes here include Mexican spiced jellied cod, jellied cod with smoked salmon and jellied cod with tomato and basil.
Six awesome zucchini (courgette) recipes that suit a wide variety of tastes. Includes baked, griddled and roasted zucchini recipe ideas and more.
A delicious and refreshing selection of original cocktail recipes made from vodka and a tasty variety of summer fruits. Recipes use fruits ranging from mango and pineapple to tomato and cucumber.
Portobello, or breakfast mushrooms, are the best mushrooms for stuffing due to their size. This page includes a number of very different tasty recipes for stuffings, as well as serving suggestions.
Kangaroo is low in fat, high in protein, and absolutely delicious cooked in a wide variety of ways. The recipes on this page provide cooking tips as well as a number of tasty serving suggestions.
Broccoli is a food that many kids hate. The recipes in this article are specifically designed to get kids to eat and enjoy broccoli so they can obtain the vegetable's essential nutrients.
Ostrich is low in fat and is a rich, delicious meat. These recipes detail a variety of tasty ways to cook ostrich meat, either quickly or slowly to tender and succulent perfection.
Jackie Collins, queen of raunchy, fast paced thrillers, shows a different side to her talents in this incredible new cookbook. Appetizers, entrees, desserts, cocktails and more to suit every taste.
A delicious twist on a classic dish from the East End of London, seeing conger eel used instead of silver freshwater eels. This article includes a variety of tasty recipes and attractive serving suggestions.
Don't like cabbage? Want to find out how to take it to new levels of tastiness? This article includes several recipes for sauteed sweetheart or pointed cabbage, helping you to enjoy cabbage at its best.
Eight delicious and unusual ways to use up Christmas pudding leftovers in the days following the main event.
Parathas are flaky, wholemeal Indian flatbreads. This page shows a really easy way to make basic parathas as well as providing serving suggestions and a few ideas for simple, tasty recipe variations.
Indian spiced onions are often served as a starter or appetizer in Indian restaurants. While normally made with tomato ketchup, this recipe sees them made with homemade tomato and mixed peppers sauce.
Gammon steak is often served with a pineapple garnish. Usually, the steak is grilled or fried, but in this instance, the gammon steak is cooked in puff pastry with a spicy pineapple and pepper filling.
Balmoral chicken is a classic Scottish dish: chicken breast fillets stuffed with haggis. This recipe sees the haggis made to stuff a whole chicken. It is served with breaded clapshot portions.
Recipes and serving suggestions for succulent bacon and gammon steaks, cooked on a ridged griddled pan. Quick to cook and frequently lower in fat, these recipes are healthier than conventional pan-fried options.
Steak pie is a classic Scottish dish. This recipe is a twist on the original, incorporating sweet beetroot and delicious Stilton cheese to pack the pie with a fabulous array of additional flavours.
Raspberries and cream in themselves make a delicious dessert. In this instance, they are served on a simple jelly made from coffee, chocolate and ginger, to further enhance the sweet dining experience
Puff pastry makes a fantastic alternative base for pizzas of many kinds. This recipe shows how to prepare and cook the pastry to best effect and also provides a delicious topping suggestion.
Looking for new ways to enjoy corned beef and cabbage on St Patrick's Day or any day? These recipes show a variety of different ways in which this classic combination can be enjoyed to a delicious effect.
Soda bread is bread made without the use of yeast. This means that the bread does not require lengthy kneading or resting periods. It is extremely versatile and delicious with many accompaniments.
Pork is a great choice of meat for making burgers. This page shows a number of tasty pork burger recipes and serving ideas to help add variety to your menu for family dinners and grilling parties.
Spam luncheon meat knows a poor reputation with many people. The recipes on this page are devoted to showing just how versatile Spam can be and how it can be used to form a variety of tasty dishes.
Ox liver is nutritious, delicious, and a lot more versatile than you may think. This article includes tips for cooking ox liver, as well as a number of tasty ways in which it can be served.
Hot dogs are not just about onions, ketchup, and mustard. Here are 10 very different recipe ideas for taking your home-served hot dogs to new levels of tastiness and creativity.
Macaroni is not just about mac and cheese. The recipes on this page all show entirely different ways of incorporating macaroni pasta in delicious, alternative dishes for all the family to enjoy.
Frittatas are robust Italian omelettes. These recipes all incorporate bacon as well as a number of different ingredients including pasta, vegetables and cheese for a delicious variety of preparations.
Duck leg recipes which see them roasted, casseroled, curried, poached, steamed and more, proving that duck legs are definitely a rival for chicken legs in their versatility and tastiness.
Beans on toast are not just for kids and are not just a simple comfort food. Beans on toast affords a world of possibilities as these recipe ideas will hopefully go some way of showing...
Port and Stilton is a classic combination often associated with formal, upper-class dinner parties. These serving suggestions are designed to help widen the popularity of this delicious pairing.
Tasty and easy recipes and cooking instructions for whole sea bream as well as sea bream fillets. Includes filleting and skinning instructions with full-colour photographs throughout.
Lamb burgers are absolutely delicious, at least as good as any more popular alternatives. The lamb burger recipes featured on this page will hopefully appeal to and satisfy a wide variety of tastes.
Tips on cooking venison and delicious recipes for serving red deer loin meat with a variety of pastas and sometimes less-than-conventional pasta sauces and accompaniments.
A selection of tasty and hearty pie recipes made principally from pork and puff pastry but also incorporating a wide variety of delicious ingredients in a number of different culinary creations.
Tagliatelle pasta comes in thick ribbons, making it ideal for serving with rich sauces. The recipes featured here, however, show a number of different and non-traditional ways to enjoy tagliatelle.
Conchiglie pasta shells are widely popular and very versatile. This page affords a number of original, tasty and healthy recipe ideas for cooking and serving this delicious form of pasta.
Plaice is a delicious, tender flatfish, quick to cook and suited to a wide range of accompanying flavours. There are a number of recipes featured on this page to help you enjoy the fish at its best.
Celery is a great choice as a base ingredient for vegan soups due to its versatility and robust flavour. This page includes a number of recipes for what to include with celery in delicious vegan soups
Spices and naan bread can easily be used to take sausage sandwiches to whole new levels of enjoyment. These recipes use a variety of combinations to help the humble sausage sandwich scale new heights.
Celery and turkey are hugely underutilised ingredients. One is largely confined to stocks, the other to seasonal celebrations. These soup recipes celebrate celery and turkey all year round.
Wasting leftovers means wasting money. This page looks at easy, painless and effective ways to use up leftovers, make tasty meals and save considerable amounts of money in the long term.
Turkey drumsticks are hugely popular Thanksgiving or Christmas foodstuffs and treats. This page looks at how to cook individual turkey drumsticks at any time of year and delicious serving recipes.
Fritters can be made with virtually any food ingredient. The fritter sandwich recipes on this page include chicken, fish and both vegan and vegetarian options to suit a wide variety of tastes.
Rowan jelly is a strong-tasting condiment once very popular in the UK and traditionally served with wild game or beef. This simple recipe shows how to make rowan-and-apple jelly from scratch.
Chicken burgers make a delicious alternative to beef or hamburgers. The versatility of chicken makes them infinitely adaptable to suit different tastes, and this article includes three tasty recipes.
Pollack is a delicious, sustainable fish and an alternative to Atlantic Cod. This page shows how to fillet and skin pollack. It also provides a wide range of tasty recipes.
Mutton is a robust, sometimes fatty meat, perfect for making succulent and tasty stews. This recipe features three very different recipes for mutton stews, including a wild game stew and a curry.
Sprats are small, oily, highly nutritious fish which are often eaten whole. This page shows how to clean sprats before cooking if desired and also provides three quick, easy and tasty sprat recipes.
Ham sandwiches can be as simple or complex as you wish. This page looks at a few recipes for ham sandwiches, using boiled and roast ham. It also includes instructions for boiling and roasting ham.
Quail eggs are small, delicate, and delicious. Care has to be taken when handling and cooking them, but this guide affords tips as well as recipes for cooking and serving them to perfection.
Islay is widely referred to as the malt whisky capital of Scotland. This page looks at the whisky, as well as some of the distilleries and the picturesque surroundings in which they can be found.
Haggis is widely associated with Scotland, particularly with Burns Supper celebrations. This article looks at what haggis is and provides several delicious, alternative recipes for serving haggis.
The ferry from Kennacraig is the most popular method of reaching the Isle of Islay, off Scotland's West Coast. This page looks at the Islay ferry, the terminals and the crossing experience.
Four different types of British and Irish seafood; four different recipe ideas. These recipes focus on the seafood types and new or alternative ways in which they can be prepared and served.
Fresh tuna is delicious, nutritious and very quick and easy to cook. This page features wonderfully tasty three recipes.
Loch Indaal is a sea loch in the south-west of the Isle of Islay, Scotland. This page looks at various parts of its 35 mile coastline, some of the scenic views to be had and general places of interest
The Isle of Islay off Scotland's West Coast affords both beautiful sandy beaches and wild, rugged coastline. This page looks in pictures and text at some of the more accessible examples of both.
Apples are the perfect fruit for making homemade desserts. Here are three recipes that are designed for just one person.
Pitta bread sandwiches are often substantial, meaty affairs, designed very much for the carniverous palate. These simple pitta bread sandwiches are all vegetarian friendly but can be enjoyed by all.
Three very different chicken fritters recipes, each served with a dip suggestion and cooked in different ways. Easily adapt these recipes to suit your own tastes or try them out today as described.
Pitta breads are small, partly leavened flatbreads. The recipes on this page see the pitta breads opened up to form pockets and filled with chicken cooked in a variety of different ways.
Shish kebabs mean simply food cooked on a skewer. These fish shish kebab recipes feature five different types of fish skewered, cooked and served in a variety of different ways.
Stranraer on Loch Ryan in southwestern Scotland affords good sea fishing from both shore and boat. This page details a boat fishing trip, the marks fished and the species caught.
Steaks are delicious on a sandwich, and the possible combinations are virtually endless. These recipes see the steaks employed as burgers and served with a variety of tasty accompaniments.
Leftover turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas is often made in to sandwiches. The sandwich recipes on this page represent a variety of ideas for taking your leftover turkey creations to new levels.
Cocktail sausages go down a treat at parties, both with kids and with adults. This page includes recipes to spice up your cocktail sausage presentations and to further delight your guests of all ages.
Step by step guide in text and pictures to cooking a whole beef or ox tongue. Includes a variety of different recipes and serving suggestions to enjoy fresh beef tongue or leftovers.
Smoked salmon is not just for hors d'oeuvres. This article looks at three different types of cold smoked salmon and six delicious smoked salmon sandwich recipes.
Pizza omelettes differ by having an egg rather than a bread base. These delicious and varied recipes focus on ideas for using up leftover quantities of roasted (cooked) chicken.
Scotch pies are hugely popular in Scotland but are rarely made from scratch at home. This page includes a recipe for traditional Scotch pies as well as a much easier but equally tasty alternative.
Mince and tatties is a long-standing, classic Scottish dish. The mince and tatties recipes on this page are about looking at how the dish can be developed in a number of different and tasty ways.
Suggestions for how to take sausage sandwiches to a new level, by using different types of sausage, different types of bread or rolls and giving some additional thought to the accompaniments.
Hamilton Mausoleum is an impressive reminder of the Dukes of Hamilton and their one time magnificent palace and estate. This brief visitor guide includes photos from outside and inside the mausoleum.
Chicken soup need not take hours to prepare, nor need it be prepared in large quantities. These simple recipes are all made in around half an hour or less and are designed to serve one person.
An introduction to five different types of bacon followed by ten bacon sandwich recipes, featuring two sandwich recipes for each of the featured types of bacon.
Sweet and sour sauce recipe with three different recipes for sweet and sour chicken. Features sweet and sour battered chicken balls, sweet and sour chicken stir fry and sweet and sour chicken noodles.
By stuffing chicken breasts, it is possible to bolster this meat's mild flavor and add a whole new dimension to a simple family meal. Chicken breasts can be stuffed in a variety of delicious ways.
Flounder are delicately flavoured, delicious flatfish. This page shows how to fillet flounder or, alternatively, gut and clean flounder and includes a tasty recipe for each preparation method.
The David Livingstone Centre is a permanent memorial to the Scottish missionary and explorer. This guide tracks a visitor experience and details the most prominent features to see and enjoy
A photographic guide to Penrith Castle, as well as details of its history, the park in which it is located and travel and amenity information which may prove beneficial to visitors
Scalloped potatoes prepared on the stove top allow greater control to be maintained over the cooking process. These three recipes are alternately chicken based, beef based and totally vegan friendly.
Three very different salmon cake recipes are included in this article. Spicy salmon and sweet potato cakes, smoked salmon and cream cheese cakes, as well as crispy salmon cakes in breadcrumbs.
Rabbit is a very tasty and low-fat meat which requires long, slow cooking. Here are instructions for preparing rabbits for cooking, as well as different cooking methods and recipes.
Tips on how to poach chicken legs and a whole chicken that the meat is served moist, tender and delicious, rather than dry, tough and inedible. Page includes recipes and serving suggestions.
Butterflied and roasted whole chicken with garlic and thyme, as well as a recipe for garlic and thyme roasted Mediterranean vegetables as a delicious serving accompaniment.
Cheesy pasta recipes are about a lot more than mac and cheese. Recipes on this page include cheesy penne pasta with cod, roasted vegetable fusilli with parmesan and Stilton and broccoli tagliatelle.
Here are some tips for cooking pigeon breasts, in addition to recipes such as pigeon and venison wild game stew, pigeon, apple and sage casserole and pigeon breasts served on quenelle of sweet potato.
Cod recipes on this page include alternative cod and chips, cod fishcakes with chilli dip and easy fish curry with naan bread. The extremely serious issue of cod sustainability is also examined.
The haddock recipes on this page include haddock deep-fried in beer batter, shallow-fried in breadcrumbs, baked in a fish pie and included in a traditional Scottish soup in its smoked form.
Three chicken and rice casserole recipes, each made using chicken thighs and incorporating a wide range of flavours. This article includes instructions for boning chicken thighs where necessary for the recipe.
Navy beans are also known as haricot beans and are often found baked and canned. This recipe sees them paired with ham in a simple and warming soup.
Cucumber is a fruit which is extremely adaptable, due to its own simplicity and lack of flavour. This page contains a number of tasty recipes for cucumber sandwiches which anyone can make at home.
Duck is delicious, meaty and tender when it is cooked properly, but if not cooked well, it can be exceptionally tough, fatty and greasy. This recipe is for a very simple, oven-roasted whole duck. The page further includes details of how to make duck stock and from it a tasty cream of chestnut and...
Chicken and mushroom pie is succulent, warming and delicious. This recipe sees the chicken and mushroom baked in chicken broth but equallly the dish can be prepared using a basic bechamel sauce instead of chicken stock.
Beef soup recipes can be as varied as chicken or vegetable soup recipes. This recipe is for beef and chestnut soup and shows it prepared two different ways, so you can pick your favorite.
Sausage, bacon and egg is not just for breakfast, they also make a delicious combination on a sandwich at any time of day. The sandwich recipes featured on this page provide a number of tasty, alternative ways of combining these three food favourites to best effect.
Chicken wings are stirred in a combination of Lebanese 7 spice, paprika and olive oil before being roasted in the oven. They are served with a simple salad garnish and a scattering of freshly chopped parsley.
A fish pie is a dish consisting of different types of fish contained in a white sauce and topped with mashed potato. This recipe for a traditional fish pie also contains some modern twists.
Pea and ham is a classic soup combination. This recipe is for making the ham stock and the pea and ham soup proper.
Ling is a member of the same family as Atlantic cod, despite its very different physical appearance. It is a similarly firm-fleshed white fish, cooked and eaten in a number of different ways. Among others, this page includes recipes for ling baked, fried and even incorporated in a fish pie.
Deviled eggs are usually made with chicken rather than duck eggs and served as hors d'oeuvres. The recipes here not only use a different type of egg but also include ideas for serving them as part of a larger main meal.
Smoked mackerel is delicious, nutritious and moderately easy to prepare. This page takes you through the process of preparing, cooking, smoking and enjoying mackerel at its freshest and very best.
Arbroath smokies are hot smoked haddock. The haddock are headed and gutted, then tied together in pairs by their tails for smoking. Here are two ways to reheat and eat these delicious fish.
Whole chicken legs refer to the drumsticks and the thighs of the bird. They are commonly sold in supermarkets and provide a delicious contrast of different types of chicken meat when cooked up in a variety of different ways. This page gives you several very different whole chicken leg recipe ideas...
What is it like to engage in sea fishing off the coast of Scotland? Here is what that experience is like in the small hamlet of St. Catherines Jetty, located across Loch Fyne from the town of Inveraray.
Vegetable pakora is a dish from the Indian sub-continent that is popular in the UK—either as the first course of a meal or as a simple, tasty snack. This recipe is for a simple vegetarian pakora which can be prepared even where you don't have access to the proper gram flour.
Pakora dipping sauce as served in Indian restaurants and takeaways is incredibly easy to make at home with everyday ingredients. This recipe for pakora sauce is quick, easy, authentic and delicious.
This is a really simple recipe for chow mein (Chinese stir-fried noodles) in the true tradition of Chinese cooking. It is quick to prepare, delicious and goes really well with an authentic Chinese beer.
A baked rice casserole is a great way of preparing a tasty, nourishing, easy to cook meal when prep time is likely to be short. This beef, bell pepper and pineapple rice casserole can be prepared in fifteen minutes, put in the oven and forgotten about for an hour and a half while you get on with...
Rollmops are pickled herring fillets. This page looks not only at how to produce rollmop approximations in a very short period of time, it examines one of the best ways of finding quality foodstuffs at budget friendly prices for cost cutting family meal ideas.
Rhubarb and ginger crumble is a popular summer dessert in the UK, frequently served with ice cream. This recipe is slightly different in that the ginger is used as the main flavour in the ice cream which is served with the hot, prepared crumble, rather than being included in the crumble itself.
Mac and cheese is a huge favourite with many people but sometimes, it is nice to find an easy way to inject some variety in to your chosen recipe. This quick and easy way of adding a crunchy bell pepper crust more than achieves that objective with very little extra effort or cooking time.
Carve up a roasted turkey thigh and serve it with a selection of different condiments, accompaniments, and plain tortilla wraps. Each family member can devise their own combinations.
Oxtail and oyster pie is a variation on the steak, kidney and oyster puddings which used to be made in Victorian times, when oysters were cheap to buy. It is very succulent and super tasty.
Deep-fried camembert is a popular starter, but it is often served with a disappointingly bland salad. This recipe is for quick and easy deep-fried camembert and a delicious accompanying salad.
This recipe combines tender, succulent pulled pork with the classic Bavarian recipe for schweinhaxe, a roasted knuckle of pork, usually served with potato dumplings and sauerkraut.
Stinging nettles are a delicious and nutritious cooking ingredient. In soups, they can either be made to be one of the principal ingredients or used instead of a herb as an additional flavouring. This page looks at the process of gathering fresh nettles and precisely how they can be incorporated in...
Devils on horseback are dried prunes, wrapped in bacon. This recipe incorporates chicken between the bacon and the prunes for a little extra flavour. The devils are served with salad and croutons.
A full fried breakfast can very easily be made vegetarian friendly by simply omitting the likes of sausages and bacon and replacing them with similarly filling ingredients. This page looks at one delicious idea for a full vegetarian breakfast.
Balmoral chicken is a classic Scottish dish consisting of chicken breast stuffed with haggis, wrapped and cooked in bacon. Inside-out Balmoral chicken sees haggis stuffed with chicken in a pasty.
Apple pie is a dish which can easily be varied without in any way spoiling its delicious taste and texture simply by adding an extra, fruity or spicy ingredient or two. This recipe for apple, blackberry and cinnamon pie - served cold with cream - will hopefully give you an idea of how immensely...
A guide to how to pan-fry partridge breasts and serve them tender and succulents. Sweet potato and parsnip mash together with apple sauce make excellent accompaniments.
A step by step guide to pan frying pigeon breasts with photos. Includes instructions for preparing mustard mash and le Puy green lentil accompaniments.
Fritters can be made to include virtually any foodstuff as the word simply refers to food in batter, deep fried. These vegetarian fritters are delicious as described or can be varied to suit virtually any and all tastes.
A simple way of adding an extra little bit of visual appeal and flavour to the classic comfort and finger food that is chicken wings.
Mackerel is a super healthy fish. It's quick and easy to cook and it's delicious. This page charts the process of catching fresh mackerel on a Scottish sea loch, cleaning them, and cooking them in a number of tasty ways.
Lambs liver is probably one of the most popular forms of offal but lambs heart makes an excellent accompaniment. This recipe sees the heart and liver quickly fried and served to tender perfection with bacon, homemade red onion gravy and mashed potatoes before being garnished with freshly chopped...
A fusion dessert which takes the concept of sticky toffee pudding and adds it to the crumble topping of slightly tart, stewed apples and pineapple. Can be served hot or cold, with ice cream, custard or fresh cream.
A full Welsh breakfast is similar in many respects to other British fried breakfasts. It is made truly unique, however, by the inclusion of laverbread and cockles on the plate, two things you would never find in English, Scottish or Northern Irish breakfasts.
Pasties refer to any pastry-wrapped filling that has been baked until crisp and golden. Cornish pasties are perhaps the most famous of all pasties, but the recipes in this article show just how versatile pasties can be.
Herring is a delicious eating fish, generally inexpensive to buy and easy to clean and cook. Herring is perhaps best known as the fish from which kippers are made, but this page shares a number of tasty recipes for cooking and serving herring in different ways.
Baked beans don't have to be boring. Here are some recipe ideas that let baked beans achieve their maximum potential.
Octopus is a bit of a tricky thing to cook as the difference between tender and rubbery can be seconds rather than minutes. This page affords advice on how to poach a whole octopus and provides a recipe for serving it as part of a Mediterranean poached seafood salad.
Oxtail soup is not difficult to make, but the meat needs to cook for a long time. This recipe incorporates a number of flavouring vegetables as well as a bit of red wine for extra colour and interest.
Prawn cocktail is still a very popular starter, despite often being mocked as a throwback to the 1970's. This recipe shows how to make a really simple prawn cocktail at home using fresh langoustines.
Casseroles are easy to prepare, involve largely hands-off cooking and can be made to include virtually any food ingredient you choose. This page offers a selection of very different casserole recipes in the hope that it can afford something to suit just about any and all tastes.
A step-by-step guide to cooking a whole chicken five different ways with suggested accompaniments. Includes a recipe idea in each instance for using up leftovers.
Cooking for one can often seem like an extra chore best and easily avoided. When you live alone, motivating yourself to prepare a home-cooked meal can often be difficult but this page explores and shows the many different benefits to be had for single people by cooking themselves at home.
Tasty, nourishing meals don't necessarily take hours to cook. These delicious recipes are all ready to serve within thirty minutes and there is one included on this page for every day of the week.
Vegetable stock is an essential ingredient when making vegetarian soups or risotto. It is quick and easy to make at home and can be prepared with a wide variety of different vegetables and herbs.
Lamb stock is not one of the more popular stocks that tends to be used in cooking. If you are making an Irish stew, however, this simple, non-greasy stock is the perfect option to choose.
Cooking is an art form in that it allows the cook or chef to express themselves in their culinary preparations. This page examines how to make cooking special and artistic without succumbing to any of the associated potential pitfalls.
Duck eggs make a wonderfully tasty and refreshing change from chicken eggs and can largely be cooked almost exactly the same way. This article features 10 different ways to cook duck eggs (or chicken eggs) to help ensure your egg recipes and dishes never become boring or repetitive.
Fish stock is usually made from the heads and bones leftover when white fish have been filleted. This fish stock is made slightly differently in that it is made using the heads and bones on which the fish flesh has already been cooked.
Pork chops can be baked, grilled, fried and casseroled, to mention but a few possibilities. This page provides pork chop recipes of different types and looks at different ways in which they can be served.
Pub grub is a huge part of the British food culture. The food types and specific meals served in British pubs have changed drastically over the years but eating home cooked food at the pub is still enjoyed by millions. This page looks at traditional British pub grub as well as its most recent...
Herb butter is an incredibly simple and easy way of making butter tastier and more interesting. This article shows how to make basic herb butter and provides serving suggestions.
Partridges are a delicious eating form of wild game and not just something found in a pear tree at Christmas. This page explores a number of recipes for partridge breast fillets and for a whole partridge.
Mussels are delicious, nutritious and incredibly quick and easy to cook. This page provides instructions for collecting, preparing and cooking fresh mussels to help you enjoy them on each occasion safely and at their very best.
Not a fan of haggis, or can't find any in the shops? This page explores authentic Scottish alternatives to haggis for your Burns Night Supper.
Chicken breast recipes can be extremely varied as well as delicious. This page affords a number of different ways of cooking and serving chicken breasts, to hopefully give you further ideas for serving this most delectable of food ingredients.
Certain foods are traditionally eaten at New Year in the hope that they will bring good luck in the year ahead. This page looks at some of these foods and delicious ways in which to cook and serve them.
Belly pork is inexpensive, delicious and easy to cook. This recipe for stuffed belly pork can be adapted to suit many different types of stuffings and served in many tasty and interesting ways. Why not give it a try?
Chicken broth or stock is usually enhanced with carrot, onion, celery, and seasoning. If you don't have the vegetables, however, it is still possible to make a very acceptable pot of chicken broth. I'm here to reveal my secrets.
Chicken thighs may not know the popularity of chicken wings or chicken drumsticks, but they can be at least equally delicious. This article looks at how to cook chicken thighs in a number of ways and includes serving suggestions to ensure the maximum level of enjoyment.
Chip shop–style potato fritters make an excellent variation on potato-based meal accompaniments. This article shows you how to easily make potato fritters at home that are every bit as good as those you get from a fish and chip shop.
Fresh sardines are inexpensive, delicious, nutritious and sustainable. The sardine recipes on this page show how easy they are to cook and also how versatile they can be.
Pickled onions are something of a British culinary institution. This article shows how easy it is to make chip-shop-style pickled onions at home.