New fish and chip shop and ice cream parlour open doors in Tynemouth

Oswin's and Cones have opened as part of the multi-million-pound refurbishment of the Tynemouth Castle Inn

You don't know what you're missing by pieing The Great British Bake Off

There appear to be fewer and fewer of us watching.

Scientist explains if chefs should wash raw chicken before cooking it

One Tiktoker who was demonstrating how to spatchcock a chicken was bombarded with people asking why she hadn't washed it first

Mary Berry's golden crunchy thyme parsnips are a must for your Christmas table

The Bake Off legend says two key ingredients are included in her recipe to ensure the parsnips are 'extra crispy' and cook in less than 30 minutes. They are the perfect sweet addition to a Christmas dinner

Stella McCartney and Veuve Clicquot turn grape waste into vegan goods

Stella McCartney and Veuve Clicquot have teamed up to use grape leftovers to make Vegan accessories.

Gordon Ramsay's delicious beef bourguignon recipe is a melt-in-your-mouth winner

Gordon Ramsay's beef bourgignon recipe is easy to follow and feeds four. One of French cuisine's staple dishes, the slow-cooked beef stew braised in red wine is a winter favourite

Nigella Lawson's wonderful risotto recipe labelled pure 'bliss' by chef's fans

The chef's winter-warming lemon risotto calls for just a few ingredients and is super easy to make.

Chef Explains: How to Make the Perfect Mashed Potatoes

How to make the perfect mashed potatoes.

Gordon Ramsay’s 'insanely good' twist for 'perfect' roast potatoes

Gordon uses a special ingredient to make his roast potatoes crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle

Grim warning for Brits not to eat tomatoes this December and New Year

Tomatoes are enjoyed by many in sandwiches, salads, and soups - but an academic has warned during December and January, we shouldn't be eating them under any circumstances

TV wine expert Helen McGinn shares her best Christmas wine and cheese pairings on Dish podcast

She joined Nick Grimshaw and Angela Hartnett to share tips for the festive season.

From watersports to wine tasting, discover the diverse appeals of Fuerteventura

From watersports to wine tasting, discover the diverse appeals of Fuerteventura -

The 20 best Christmas biscuit recipes – from brandy snaps to nutmeg shortbreads

Kitchens scented with festive spice. Christmas biscuits, traditional and new, and many easy to make. Here, we have Trine Hahnemann’s honey hearts, Budgie Montoya’s paciencia cookies and Nigel Slater’s brandy snaps. Plus, Chetna Makan’s masala crackers and Nigella Lawson’s perfect parmesan shortbreads. Whether baking for yourself, or for presents for friends, have a very merry Christmas. Honning hjerter – honey hearts recipe by Trine Hahnemann...

Thousands bid on whisky thought to be oldest in the world

When discovered, the bottles were found with a plaque that stated a distillation year of 1833

The Wetherspoon’s game: why thousands of people are buying food and drink for strangers

My table is jammed with cocktail pitchers, pints of lager, trays of shots, Jägerbombs, bottles of Hooch, mince pies, pizzas, onion rings and chips. Nothing strange for a man of my epicurean calibre, you may think. (As a student, I was once caught drinking out of a puddle after putting way too much chilli sauce on my kebab.) But it’s all been paid for by people I’ve never met, out of the kindness of their hearts. I’ve come to the John Jacques in...

Cook Nathan Anthony says sausage casserole recipe is 'the only one you need'

This recipe can be done in a slow cooker or an oven and one expert says it's 'perfect'

Cheapest supermarket mince pies are just 18p each — here's where to buy them

We love a good bargain!

21 alternative Christmas recipes from top British chefs

21 alternative Christmas recipes from top British chefs - From Iberico pork wellington to a Swedish beer cocktail, these recipes will make this year’s Christmas menu one to remember, says Hannah Twiggs

Competing chefs go head-to-head with eye-watering menu prices

Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing, and Gregg Wallace are back this year judging dishes and setting skill challenges. As the semi-finals commence, some of the restaurants featured on MasterChef The Professionals 2023 are those that have made it into the ranks of the Top 50 best in the world. Monica reveals the “pressure for the chefs is immense” as the...

Christmas dinner fears as shoppers warned to expect empty shelves after supply issues

Broccoli and cauliflower have been badly affected, experts say, but Christmas supplies of sprouts and parsnips are expected to recover enough by December 25

Tell us: what is the last food you have left over at Christmas?

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has told people to scrap the traditional Christmas cake this year in favour of a family-friendly chocolate one instead. She said there was no point in having a dried fruit cake “gathering dust” on the kitchen counter. What Christmas food do you and your family leave on the side? Whether it’s the Christmas cake or unwanted confectionary, we would like to know what food tends to be leftover in your home after...

Lancaster baristas showcase skills in coffee making masterclass

Food and drink team members from a Lancaster hotel have been battling for supremacy in a barista skills competition.

Which potato for which dish? How to choose the right spud for your recipe

I never know which potatoes to use for what dishes (roast, boiled, mashed), and please include North American varieties such as russets and yukon gold. Catherine, Portland, Oregon Reigning supreme as the UK’s number-one vegetable (according to a YouGov survey and, well, common sense), potatoes can do no wrong – so long as you choose the right one for the job. “It is really important,” says David Taylor, chef director of Grace & Savour in...

12 fish pies for the perfect family-friendly meal

Have the whole family licking their plates clean with these tasty dishes.

Greggs is opening a 'fine dining' bistro and steak bake is on the menu

Greggs favourite the steak bake will be accompanied by truffled dauphinoise potatoes, green beans and almonds

World's oldest whisky found in Scottish castle is fetching £13,000 a bottle at auction

The world's oldest Scottish whisky - as tasted by Queen Victoria - is up for auction and several bottles have hit their reserve price of £10,000

Food, drink, stalls and carols at Belper Winter Food and Gift Fair

A wide range of food and drink is one thing the market will not be short of, as stalls flogging mulled wine and ciders will be in full swing to complement the high-quality German Bratwursts and British beef burgers - to name a few

World's most expensive pints of beer pinpointed - with UK languishing in top 20

A look at the cost of beer in 2023 found that although the world's average has reduced, there is still around £10 difference between the most and least expensive pint

Dunelm's top-rated 'highly efficient' slow cooker is a 'bargain' in £14 Cyber Monday deal

The cooking device has been racking up reviews with shoppers, receiving a near-perfect rating.

Jamie Oliver's classic tomato soup recipe that chef says is 'so easy'

There's nothing better than a bowl of soup on a cold winter's evening, and tomato soup is a recipe that everybody should have in their cookbook.

Crispy Yorkshire puddings rise every time with air fryer recipe

One person who tried it out said it was a 'game-changer' and simple to do

Excellent value for one of the best meals we have enjoyed on the Island

Food review by Matt and Cat of popular Isle of Wight fine dining restaurant Thompson's

No-bake treats: Making Christmas biscuits in the twinkling of an eye

You may be approaching Christmas season and eager to make some cookies to celebrate, in which case, consider these recipes. They are easy, fast and you won't need to turn on the oven - never a bad thing, considering factors like cost. You have two options: \- Use a kind of dough that means you don't have to bother baking. That saves you a lot of tr...

19 tasty Quorn recipes for simple, high protein veggie & vegan meals

When 5.30pm hits and you still don't know what to have for dinner

How to make the prettiest charcuterie board for Christmas grazing - top tricks

Welcome guests into your home with a delightful charcuterie board that will impress.

An air fryer can make Christmas as easy as mince pie – here’s how

An air fryer can make Christmas as easy as mince pie – here’s how - If you’re looking for a way to ease the burden at Christmas, an air fryer and Michelin-trained chef Poppy O’Toole’s new cookbook might be the answer, says Prudence Wade

Food expert shares simple tip for better avocado on toast every time - 'perfect' taste

Avocado on toast is a breakfast and brunch staple. For variety you can add a multitude of toppings including salmon, eggs, marmite, crab, grated carrot or tomato.

How to make Mary Berry's 'utterly delicious' chocolate yule log - foolproof festive recipe

Yule log can be enjoyed during the lead up to Christmas or on the big day itself. Mary Berry's take on it is truly magnificent.

‘Easy and quick' omelette recipe that's packed with flavour - takes less than five minutes

Cooking an omelette can be a simple, quick and easy meal, or it can be a kitchen disaster. To make one that's "easy and quick", food experts have shared their cheesy omelette recipe that's "packed full of flavour".

An expert's guide to growing courgettes

Grow in the ground or pots on the patio

Delicious leek and potato soup recipe by James Martin is real winter-warmer - with 5 ingredients

If you're struggling with what to make for dinner this winter, why not add this delicious leek and potato soup recipe by TV chef James Martin into your rotation

Rosemary Shrager says good food can boost your mood in dark winter days and has three recipes

The celebrity chef speaks about the power of mood-boosting foods - especially in winter

I'd rediscovered Viognier after an illogical absence from my cellar

Condrieu is where this grape reaches dizzy heights in quality and price but there are value options to be had

I bought a Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser and believe me it's worth the hype

I officially can't stop drinking hot chocolates

Brewdog Plymouth offering free pints of new ale this week

To celebrate the launch of its new ale, Brewdog is encouraging Plymouth residents to try something new with a free sample

Exciting new cocktail bar to bring ‘Gin and Glitter’ nights to Louth in time for Christmas

Bar Boulevard is from the people behind successful Louth steakhouse and grill The Ranch

MasterChef Professionals: Chef’s glass explodes during heated semi-final

MasterChef Professionals: Chef’s glass explodes during heated semi-final -

Green Lentil and Sausage Traybake

Tinned lentils are economical and nutritious. Drizzling a vinaigrette over warm food helps it to be absorbed.

Review: HelloFresh has made cooking Christmas dinner easy with the turkey box with cheese and dessert

I tried the HelloFresh Christmas box, here’s what I really thought

Where to enjoy the best roast dinner in Hertfordshire - according to you

The debate has been settled once and for all