Features - Cooking Index
Kevin Keogan shares some stories of renovating his house and how a juicer and a good lemonade recipe helped him see the rewards of repairing an old house from scratch.
Italians known the Emilia Romagna region as 'Il Grassa' - The Fat One - for its incredible produce. Joe Saumarez Smith reports from its capital, Bologna, home of Parmesan, tortellini al brodo and spaghetti Bolognese. Check out his recommendations for the restaurants, food shops and markets of one of the world's food capitals.
In theory pasta is one of the easiest and most simple foods in the kitchen to cook. But according to the experts the minority of us are cooking it properly. Cooking Index’s Joe Saumarez Smith consults the gurus to find out how to cook pasta perfectly.
New Yorker Kevin Keogan took a trip to Kansas City to meet his future parents-in-law. The trip opened his eyes to the joy of proper BBQ. Here he tells how his new addiction to slow cooked meat led him to make his own flower pot smoker in his back yard and how you too can build a genuine smoker of your own.
Cooking Index's Kevin Keogan is feeling the cold so he has picked out three winter meals to keep you warm and cosy in the depths of winter - Lentil Soup, Fettuccini Carbonara and Chicken with Rosemary.
Here at Cooking Index we know you'll be looking for your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, so here's a selection of our top recipes to ensure that you and your family eat well this Thanksgiving. And a Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers!
Here at Cooking Index headquarters we are regularly asked what ingredients every home cook should have in their store cupboard to provide for every possible occasion. We’ve consulted some of the best cooks we know and raided their store rooms to see what they consider the most vital ingredients in their homes.
Joe Saumarez Smith explores the best Chinese restaurants in London - from the best dim sum to specialists from Szechuan and Hunan provinces. From the Michelin starred Yauatcha to hidden gems in Elephant and Castle and Pimlico, Cooking Index has shortlisted the very best Chinese eateries in the capital.
At Cooking Index headquarters we’ve been swamped with emails asking which are our best recipes for Christmas. So we’ve put together a collection of links to our favorite recipes for the festive season.
Joe Saumarez Smith surveys the best Indian restaurants in London and comes up with five of his favourites, including two Pakistani restaurants, a southern Indian specialist and a restaurant that has been serving Indian food to Londoners since 1926.
Joe Saumarez Smith reviews The Flavor Bible, a new guide from well known food authors Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page. This is a book that serious cooks and those who earn a living in professional kitchens will find indispensible, he thinks.
Cooking Index’s George Oborne looks at what you should and shouldn’t keep in your refrigerator – find out why bananas, tomatoes and cake should never be allowed through the door and why carrots, parsnips and onions are better off in a store cupboard. It may surprise you…