June, 2016

May, 2016

April, 2016

  • 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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November, 2015

October, 2015

September, 2015

August, 2015

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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Tour Lisbon with Nuno Mendes

24 October, 2017

Discovering what, and where, to eat when you visit a new city can make a special trip even better. Top chef Nuno Mendes shares his favourite foodie spots from his home town – Portugal’s city of light.

Rich in both café culture and beach life, Lisbon is a city that can boast it has everything you need for a city break. Especially when it comes to eating! Whether you want spanking fresh fish for dinner, a light tapas-style lunch or traditional pastries (for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack, or both), Lisbon can deliver it all. Nuno Mendes grew up in the city and his new book Lisboeta is full of the recipes he loves, as well as an informative and colourful portrayal of the city. Here’s a snapshot from the book.

Try the pastries

In Lisbon there is a pastelaria serving cakes and pastries on every other corner. Look for the words fabrico proprio when you choose one, as it means ‘produced by us’. The Pastel de nata, or custard tart is our most famous pastry. Manteigaria Fábrica de Pastéis de Nata make the city’s best ones (find them at Rua do Loreto 2).

Enjoy Lisbon’s street food culture

We don’t often have sandwiches for lunch in Portugal. In fact, you might be delighted to know that instead we eat them as a late-night snack! The prego is a tender piece of beef that’s flash fried, crammed in a roll and drenched in cheap, sweet yellow mustard. In the beer houses and shellfish restaurants where lisboetas feast on seafood, the meal is often finished off with a prego.

Seek out the best places for fish

Ramiro – The quality at this legendary seafood restaurant is amazing; you need to queue but it’s worth it. Remember to finish your meal with a prego. (Avenida Almirante Reis 1).

Sol e Pesca is a colourful fishing tackle shop that has become a bar selling all kinds of tinned fish. Open a tin here and then, and eat the contents with bread and a glass of wine or beer alongside. (Rua Nova do Carvalho 44).

Visit a food market 

There’s the Mercado da Ribeira, which is one of the oldest food markets in Lisbon, Mercado Biologico de Principe Real, which is my favourite farmer’s market or Manteigaria Silva, which is a great place to buy cured meats from different areas of Portugal. Stand at one of the old barrels eating your selection, or ask for them to vacuum-pack it to take away.

Mercado de Ribeira, Avenida 24 de Julho

Mercado Biologico de Principe Real, Jardim de Principe Real

Manteigaria Silva, Rua Dom Antão Almada 1


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