Social media users share the handiest food hacks ever

Men and women have been taking to social media to share their kitchen hacks  The clever culinary tricks include a quick way to soften butter - using glass There's also an ingenious means of cutting tomatoes much more efficiently While one amateur chef uses sliced onion rings to achieve the perfect fried egg  By Bianca London for MailOnline We're constantly looking for ways to make life easier, and these savvy culinary hacks are guaranteed to ensure your time in the kitchen Read more [...]

London marketing manager becomes a butcher at the weekend

Butcher Jess Wragg, 25, has been a butcher since she was just 16 years old She still carves up meat at the weekends after finishing work in the office  She says butchery is a 'dying trade' that more people need to keep alive  She has shared her top butchery tips exclusively with FEMAIL  By Imogen Blake For Mailonline There aren't many female butchers. In fact, the industry as a whole is a 'dying trade'. But one of the country's leading meat carvers is trying to recruit Read more [...]

The Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean marvels: Salad nicoise 

By The Hairy Bikers Sardinian lamb, Spanish custard tart and a French classic with a twist – Si King and Dave Myers share the best dishes from their delicious new book Pour a glass of chilled white wine and you’re in the South of France There are millions of versions of this much-loved and typically Mediterranean salad. Pour a glass of chilled white wine and you’re in the South of France. Serves 4 4 eggs 250g (9oz) broad beans, podded, or 200g (7oz) Read more [...]

How you don’t have to give up alcohol to stay healthy

Personal trainer Max Lowery, 27, of London, says you don't have to give up booze He used to down bottles of vodka in nightclubs but now never binge drinks  He says you just need to change your habits and reveals the tips to always follow  By Imogen Blake For Mailonline A personal trainer has revealed how you can still enjoy alcohol even if you're trying to lose weight and get fit. Max Lowery, 27, admits he had a 'terrible relationship' with booze for about 10 years before changing Read more [...]

Strawberry pizza is going viral for all the wrong reasons

Twitter user @MoonEmojii posted a picture of a pizza covered with strawberries and melted cheese, with one slice already eaten They captioned the picture 'strawberries [are better than] pineapples' The picture has sparked a huge debate on social media with many people opposing the topping, and one even claiming to report the image to the FBI However, strawberry pizza is nothing new; in fact several restaurants serve it and blogs offer recipes using the topping, with many pairing the berry with Read more [...]

Waitrose Food and Drink reveals Britain’s favourite drinks

New map reveals which tipples each region in the country prefers to drink The Scottish love local beers while Cambridge drinkers enjoy port or sherry The findings are published in Waitrose's Food and Drink report today  By Imogen Blake For Mailonline What you love to drink may depend on where you live, a new study has found. A very surprising map of Britain's favourite tipples reveals the different drinks we enjoy in various parts of the country. And it shows that supposedly 'posh' Read more [...]

Action on Sugar reveals sugariest supermarket meal deals

Action on Sugar reveals that many meal deals contain up to 30 tsp of sugar By contrast, a can of Coca Cola contains roughly 7 tsp The deals mean you could easily eat 1 lb of sugar a week at lunchtimes  By Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail High Street meal deals can contain the equivalent of 30 teaspoons of sugar – four times the maximum an adult should eat for an entire day. The ‘Grab and go’ deals are promoted by stores as a quick, convenient and cheap Read more [...]

Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain shares Christmas tips

Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain reveals her tips for having a stress-free Christmas Said she starts planning the menu and organising the house a month before  Revealed her husband, Abdal, is in charge of all of the housework as she cooks Also shared three ways to keep children of any age entertained on the day  By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline It might still be nearly two months away, but Christmas is already looming large for stressed-out families everywhere. From wrapping Read more [...]

The homemade children’s treats you can make this Halloween

EXCLUSIVE: Annabel Karmel has shared gruesomely delicious children's recipes Her Halloween treats include a monster burger and a pizza topped with ghosts You can make some of the recipes in just 20 minutes  By Imogen Blake For Mailonline It's traditional when little rascals come knocking on your door in a spooky Halloween costume to give them sweets. But now celebrity children's chef Annabel Karmel has revealed the much more wholesome but still gruesome treats you can make with no Read more [...]

Paul’s classic bakes: Sally Lunn 

By Paul Hollywood For Weekend Apple pie, toad in the hole, Black Forest gateau – timeless recipes from Paul Hollywood in this second extract from his new book A delightful treat this popular iced bun recipe can be enjoyed with a soothing cup of tea In parts of the country, this refers to a round tea bread or smaller buns. To the north west, it’s a large, oval-shaped fruited bun covered in icing. Makes 1 loaf 450g (1lb) strong white bread flour, plus Read more [...]