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  • The six rules of barbecuing

    28 April, 2016 The six rules of barbecuing

    Even the best cooks can be stumped when it comes to cooking to perfection over coals. We ask Ben Tish to tell us the six most important rules of barbecuing so we can grill with confidence over the long weekend.
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July, 2015

  • Eat like an Italian

    20 July, 2015 Eat like an Italian

    If you’ve ever been on holiday to Italy, like us, you’ve probably eaten classic pizzas, pastas and risottos until you’re fit to burst. While sticking with what you know isn’t always a bad thing, delve a little deeper and you’ll find the true heart of the region; eating cotoletta in Milan, beans in Florence and artichokes in Campania will open up a whole new world of Italian cooking. We spoke to three Air B’n’B hosts about the food of their region, must-eats while you’re there, and asked about the best-kept secrets when it comes to eating out.
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  • Michelin Stars in Your Eyes

    06 July, 2015 Michelin Stars in Your Eyes

    With so many Michelin-starred chefs on the site, we challenged Cooked writer Imogen Corke to test her mettle on some of the trickier recipes. This week, she cooks Atul Kochhar’s cod in nilgiri korma gravy from his latest cookbook, Benares.
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May, 2015

  • Q&A with Rosie Birkett

    22 May, 2015 Q&A with Rosie Birkett

    We ask our authors ten questions about their life long love of food. This week, we speak to Rosie Birkett, author of A Lot on her Plate, about roast dinners, tuna tacos, and why you should never run your finger through hot caramel.
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  • The Lunchbox Edit: Spring Greens

    01 May, 2015 The Lunchbox Edit: Spring Greens

    Each week, we take some of our favourite recipes and give them a little tweak to make perfect packed lunches.
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The best Easter Eggs for 2017

Helen Barker-Benfield
28 March, 2017

Here’s our pick of the best eggs to buy this year.

Chocolate Teapot, £24.99, The Fowndry

The saying may be… as useful as a chocolate teapot, but this eccentric idea is sure to solve a gift idea for tea-lovers, surrealists and chocoholics alike. Made from fine Belgian chocolate, this life-sized hollow egg melts to make your very own fondue. Add a few tablespoons of boiling water and gently shake the teapot then get ready to dive in with fruit skewers or marshmallows.

Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Filled Egg, £16.95, Chococo

Created by artisan chocolate company Chococo on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, this innovative-shaped egg is made with 43 per cent Venezuelan milk chocolate, which has been daintily dusted with a gold shimmer. However, crack it open and you’ll find the real prize. Six mini dark chocolate cocoa pods filled with smoked sea salt caramel. This is definitely one for the grown-ups.

Which Came First?, £15, Marks and Spencer

Made with milk chocolate from Ecuador and dark chocolate from the Dominican Republic for the hollow egg, this would be a great gift for anyone who likes to know the origin of their ingredients. But the gem in this egg is the sweet little gold decorated chicken nestling inside. We’re not sure whether you’ll decide if the chicken or egg came first, but this is great-tasting chocolate that anyone will love to receive.

Lily O'Brien's Petit Desserts Collection, £5.50, Waitrose 

If you’re visiting family or friends this Easter, then pop a box of these sweet treats in your bag for your hosts. Inspired by the very best flavours, try raspberry crème, orange chocolate ganache or our favourite, sticky toffee. This is a box full of 18 decadent bite-sized chocolates, which are almost too good to share.

Milk Chocolate Gourmet Popcorn Egg, £11, Divine

As collaborations go, this one is a winner. What could be better than a gourmet egg and award-winning popcorn from Joe and Seph? We couldn’t resist this Fairtrade egg when it came into the cooked office and we suddenly had a lot of willing testers visit our desk. The milk chocolate shell has the popcorn cleverly embedded in its surface, so that each mouthful gives that perfect combo of smooth milk chocolate and crunchy sweet and salty popcorn. Anyone would love to receive this one, us included, can you tell?

Taste the Difference Belgian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with cocoa Nibs, £6, Sainsbury’s

With Jackson Pollack-inspired swirls across it this brightly coloured egg wouldn’t stay hidden for long in an Easter egg hunt. It’s made from 70 per cent dark chocolate and crunchy cocoa nibs, and while there’s nothing hidden in the centre, the egg is so good that no one will mind. Buy it for the dark chocolate fan and they will love it.

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