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  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two warming recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room will take you into autumn and beyond.

  • Weekend recipe inspo, courtesy of Jessie Ware

    Marmalade chicken and miso chocolate chip cookies, anyone? Foodie singer Jessie Ware shares her #PerfectPairing recipes to celebrate M&S launching at Ocado. Dig in!

  • 8 unusual herbs to spice up your life

    Or your cooking and cocktails at the very least! Get your chops around these unusual herbs, perfect for everything from pepping up your barbecue to sweetening your mojito. Arriba!

  • Recipe: George St Canteen’s Mediterranean Breakfast

    Mediterranean Breakfast Serves 2, 30 minutes Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges Drizzle of rapeseed oil Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste 2 good quality chorizo sausages (each about 70g) 1 bunch of cherry tomatoes on the vine Splash of white wine vinegar 4 medium eggs 1 avocado ½ lemon Tabasco sauce, […]

  • RECIPE: Baked Cookie Dough Pudding

    If you haven’t made it to The Pudding Stop in St Albans yet, I very much recommend you high-tail it over there and stock up on some stash. And by stash, I mean PUDDING. Specifically, the most delectable sweet treats, cakes and pastries that every were. Sticky toffee pudding, crumble, cake, brownies, doughnuts, cinnamon buns, […]

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Speedy supper: Fresh Pasta with Asparagus & Wild Garlic

    Those gourmet gods (and goddesses) at The Cookery School at Daylesford, have created a Spring meets Summer spectacular – ready in just 20 minutes. Isn’t that nice of them? Delicious asparagus is thankfully pretty easy to get hold during lockdown as it’s seasonal, but you can go all Insta-swanky too and substitute shop-bought garlic for wild […]

  • Recipe: gourmet spaghetti bolognese

    There's Spaghetti Bolognese and then there's Tristan Welch, from The University Arms's Spaghetti Bolognese. We share the recipe to take this classic dish up a notch...

  • Focaccia recipe – from The Fox & Hounds at Hunsdon

    Serves 12 PREP TIME 20 MINS, PLUS 1 HR 15 MINS RESTING.COOKING TIME 25-30 MINSYou will need a large 40×30 cm baking tray lightly oiled Ingredients 1KG Organic unbleached strong bread flour (Or as close as you can get!) 2 teaspoons easy-blend dried yeast 1 dessertspoon caster sugar 1 dessertspoon salt 75ml olive oil, plus […]

  • Lockdown recipe: Andrei Lussmann’s coq au vin

    Grey skies getting you down? We've got just the thing. Recreate gastro-hero Andrei Lussmann's gorgeous coq au vin at home with this foolproof recipe. Just make sure you have a nice tipple to hand while you chop - chef's perks, you know.

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Super speedy supper!

    A super simple tart recipe that makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes? Count us in! Spring, is that you? With the weather finally on the turn, we fancy something a little fresher on the menu – especially as we’re all missing our standard restaurant scoffs (*sob*). Luckily, organic queen of the […]

  • Speedy supper – tonight’s dinner dilemma solved!

    Dinner dilemma? You need Melissa Hemsley's easy-peasy, super-healthy fried chermoula cauliflower on herby bean dip with slaw. I'll be around at 7, OK?

  • Speedy supper – cook this tonight!

    Sticky soy and honey roasted salmon with asparagus and sugar snap peas? Yours in just 30 minutes, madame!

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • Speedy supper anyone?

    If you're sick to death of your weekday cooking repertoire (yup) then here's some quick and classy culinary inspiration for you. Yum!

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • Need a speedy supper?

    I declare salad season officially open! This hearty chicken one is easy-peasy to make but packed with flavour.

  • Speedy Supper: Prawn Laksa

    Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019's first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laksa, anyone?

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