Quick, healthy dinners

Give ho-hum weeknight dinners a makeover! With minimal preparation and short shopping lists, these speedy recipes are inspired and healthy to boot.

Popular throughout the Andes mountains of South America, Argentinean locro is a thick, rich stew of mixed meats, beans and corn. Traditionally simmered over several...
The difference between a good soup and an amazing soup often comes down to the stock, particularly in vegetarian recipes like this one. Here, a stock cube will...
Born from humble origins, this classic Spanish soup can be pulled together with minimal fuss and mostly from pantry staples. Use the best-quality ingredients you...
Pho is all about the broth and its seasonings, so a little effort and a good homemade stock will make a huge difference to this vegan- and vegetarian-friendly...
A mainstay of the Chinese breakfast circuit, traditional congee can be a little underwhelming for some western palettes. However, when supercharged with garlic,...

Bastille Day

Start your French food revolution this 14 July with lamb navarin, quiche Lorraine and Gabriel Gaté's peppermint crème brûlée.

Stage 12 – Lannemezan/Plateau de Beille: This classic French lamb stew from Normandy uses pieces of boneless lamb shoulder, but you could use lamb neck if you prefer....
Stage 4 – Seraing/Cambrai: The north of France produces sugar from sugarbeets, so I thought it would be fitting to make a sweet dessert. And what better than a...
Stage 18 – Gap/Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: The icy streams of the French Alps are full of trout, and this super quick and easy dish with Gruyère cheese is a family...
Hailing from the mountainous region of Lorraine in northern France, quiche Lorraine is traditionally made with just eggs, crème fraîche and bacon. It began as a...
Stage 16 – Bourg-de-Péage/Gap: You won’t need an ice-cream machine for this dessert, just some fragrant honey and good quality glacé fruits. It’s a great recipe...
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Sweet as pie

Fruit cobblers, choc-nut tarts and layers of sugar-soaked pastry. We're getting creative in the baking stakes and keeping our eyes on the pies.

Dating back to the early British settlers of North America, cobblers are based on seasonal fruits and topped with a wet, scone-like mixture. The result is a simple pie...
If you’re looking for the ultimate Greek sweet, look no further than portokalopita. This crispy, syrupy, custardy concoction makes perfect use of Greece’s famed...
The pecan butter crust, covered in a layer of dark chocolate, makes this pie impossible to resist.
This is the food dept's Australian answer to the traditional American pumpkin pie. So try kumera instead of pumpkin, for a little Aussie twist on Independence Day.

Blackberry and apple pie

This is the pie Brits grew up with, combining the comforting winter flavours of tart blackberries with sweet Bramley apples. Blackberry foraging has been going on...
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