IDEAL FOOD AND DRINK GUIDES

Food, Glorious Food! Read on an empty stomach at your peril...

THE IDEAL RECIPE FOR PERSIAN RICE WITH POMEGRANATES, WALNUT AND PARSLEY

Based on the classic Persian dish, Javaher Polow, this fruity rice is truly fit for a king and really shows off the amazing grain...

IDEAL FOR VEGGIES: THAI RED CURRY WITH WINTER MELON BY SINGHA...

It's Songkran this weekend, so here's a recipe from Singha beer and Andy Oliver, head chef at Som Saa, one of the most acclaimed...

THE IDEAL RECIPE FOR CHICKEN SWIRLS WITH RED PEPPER AND HONEY...

  Try this delicious recipe for chicken swirls with red pepper and honey Serves 2- 4 people Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 20 mins Calories per serving: 334kcal Ingredients ...

10 IDEAL KITCHEN STAPLES AND TOOLS FOR ‘FROM-SCRATCH’ THAI COOKING

A myth, perpetuated by ready-meal companies perhaps, is that ‘from-scratch’ Thai cooking is beyond the reach of home cooks. Many in a bout of...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE SPORTSMAN, SEASALTER, THE IDEAL PLACE FOR HYPER LOCAL...

  Every once a while, we need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is only so much rat-race restaurant dining...

HOW TO MAKE THE IDEAL TURKEY SANDWICH

Head Chef Steve Smith, who has held a Michelin Star for over 15 years, gives us his IDEAL recipe for a festive Turkey sandwich., He...

IDEAL FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS LEFTOVERS: SPINACH & STILTON TARTIFLETTE

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves: 4 WHAT YOU'LL NEED 450g pack spinach, washed and drained 1...

THE IDEAL GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Everyone knows that the best thing to eat on Christmas Day is turkey with all the trimmings. We’re talking roast potatoes, carrots, Yorkshire puddings,...

SMOKED MACKEREL WITH HORSERADISH AND BEETROOT ON RYE

Preparation time:10 minutes Cooking time:5 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 150g half-fat crème fraîche 1 lemon, zest and a squeeze of juice 2 tbsp grated horseradish 3 Waitrose Boneless Hot...

5 IDEAL THANKSGIVING DISHES

Thanksgiving is a key date in the calendar over in the US, and the celebration has gradually gained attention on British shores too. Whilst...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: ITACA LOUNGE, PHU QUOC – THE IDEAL PLACE FOR...

Phu Quoc, Vietnam. A beautiful, serene paradise which year on year is attracting more intrepid travellers and sunshine/seafood hungry Viets alike. It’s only natural...

5 IDEAL SPRING VEGETABLES AND HOW TO COOK THEM

Spring has well and truly sprung (finally) and with it a whole host of new fruit and vegetables are coming into season, at their...

HOW TO COOK THE IDEAL EGG, 5 WAYS

Who hasn’t suffered bad luck when sharing stoves with the humble egg at one time or another? We’ve all had that poached egg which...

4 IDEAL DRINKS TO TOAST AUSTRALIA DAY

It's National Australia day! And you know what they say; drink as the Aussies do. Drink industry experts, the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have compiled...

5 IDEAL TIPS ON SQUEEZING THE MOST OUT OF STRAWBERRY SEASON

  With strawberry season in sight, household fridges across the UK will soon be jam-packed full of Pavlovas, Eton messes and Strawberry shortcakes. Boasting an...