If you've always wanted to participate in a fantastic Sunday Dinner roast, but have never wanted to cook all that food for just one person, then you're in luck. Today I've found a recipe for a Roast Lamb for One. This delectable lamb shank is a perfect blend of rosemary, lemon, olive oil and pepper and is paired with a slight red currant gravy. Grab a glass of vino and indulge in a feast for one, read more
The UK Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills recently completed a study that looked at 35 recipes published by five UK celebrity chefs — Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay and Nigel Slater. It turns out that while these folks make cooking look simple, their recipes can be difficult to follow. Actually, of the five chefs, only the recipes from the two women chefs were considered overly complicated.
While Gordon Ramsay's recipes were considered "so simple they can be followed by a seven-year-old," Nigella and Delia's were deemed too "chatty."
"[The study] found that 5.2million adults in the UK would be unable to follow Nigella's cooking methods as she uses longer sentences and tends to write in a "chatty" style, mixing in personal observations with her instructions.
"Delia Smith's culinary teaching was also criticised for having too many stages and using measurements confusing for anyone with poor numeracy skills.
"She also sprinkles too many adjectives into her recipes."
The study was intended to highlight the UK Government's adult learning campaign, but actually turned up the fact that the high profile male chefs deliver easier, simpler recipes than their female counterparts.
What do you guys think? Are you familiar with their recipes, do you agree? Also, if the study was conducted on US chefs, do you think the same would be said? Do you think Bobby Flay's recipes would be easier to follow than Giada De Laurentiis's?
The blogosphere is running amok with a story about a "feud" that is brewing between Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson. Martha supposedly referred to Nigella as, "what's her name who married the Saatchi." Which caused Nigella to respond that Martha has "insecurities."
I'm sure that this so-called rivalry is hyped to sell papers, but it definitely got me thinking about the two domestic divas. They have very different approaches, but they're all about bringing domestic bliss into your life. Do you think you can tell the two apart? Try our Who Said It quiz and see how you do!Take the Quiz
Spaghetti carbonara could be my all time favorite pasta dish. It's light and creamy to taste and quick and easy to make. Crisp pancetta, dry white wine, gooey eggs, and melted Parmesan cling to the pasta for a meal that is sheer perfection. The recipe is so simply uncomplicated that even the most elementary of cooks can be successful. Once you have mastered the basic equation don't hesitate to get creative and tweak the sauce to your liking. For example, my dad has modified his carbonara (which is really delicious) with the additions of Italian sausage and fresh parsley. But before I get ahead of myself, have a look at the original recipe, read more
Do you love going to restaurants and taking photos of your food? Or how about snapping delicious dishes in your own home? I know it sounds dorky, but I love food photos, and I know I can't be the only one out there. If you love photos of delectable food, then join the Savory Sights Group and share some of your delights with the rest of us.
This one comes from TeamSugar member luvbriere. I thought it was particularly great due to the timely use of Girl Scout Cookies (it's GSC season everyone!) and their Samoas are my absolute fave. Doesn't this cake look amazing?
As promised, here's the rest of the Food Network Awards red carpet coverage. These chefs really look glamorous when they're out of their day-to-day clothes (I must say I loved Alton suited-up and Nigella looks stunning here). And I know that by saying stuff like this I am just propagating the whole celebrity & beauty over actual amazing food (notice that these food awards somehow didn't include any prominent restaurant chefs and even the likes of Batali and Bourdain are absent from this red carpet moment). But hey! these are (for the most part) talented folks on a red carpet, enjoying their moment. So let's cut the industry some slack...
While the Oscars may have been the event that was on everyone's mind this weekend, over in Miami Beach, the focus was on food instead of fashion. At the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Culinary and Lifestyle Seminar, some of Food Network's hottest TV stars were on hand to show off their techniques, answer audience questions and sputter off a lot of other useful tips.
And can I just get a little girly here and say that I love Nigella's style? She is in the kitchen, but still so glam... I need to get me a little black cooking dress!
Cooking with fish is a great healthy way to create a quick, flavorful meal for you and your family. Fish needs little time to marinate in comparison to meat or chicken making it the ideal dish for those nights when you are on the go. Fish can be poached, broiled, roasted, or fried, and served with an endless assortment of vegetables, rice, sauces, or potatoes. This recipe is for an Asian-inspired salmon with a spicy sake marinade. Throw in steamed rice and you have an almost instantly delicious dinner. For the recipe, read more
Today, I'm craving a dessert with gooey, warm, melted chocolate. We all know that sometimes what a girl wants has to be hot, chocolatey and decadent. And just in case you are having the same type of must-eat-chocolate-now days, I went about finding a delightful dessert to share. At first, I was thinking along the lines of a chocolate souffle, but than I stumbled upon this recipe for hot chocolate pots. Besides, I have yet to master the art of making a souffle rise and I'm more in the mood for an easy, no fuss dessert that I can enjoy in the comforts of my red leather armchair next to a fire. For the recipe, read more
Lately I've been really into walnuts. Plain walnuts for snacking, candied walnuts in salads, and toasted walnuts in cookies. Just when I think I've used walnuts in every possible dish that I can, BAM a new recipe is discovered that incorporates walnuts in an exciting and different way. Walnuts in pasta? Now we're talking. Essentially this dish is similar to making a pesto but walnuts take the place of fresh basil. For a rich vegetarian supper, where walnuts are the star ingredients read more