Beer: the expert guide | by Ciaran Giblin

Craft beer: a brief history Craft beer is a relatively new idea in Britain but it has been around in the States for much longer; they’ve been experimenting with beer styles since the mid-60s. My definition of craft beer is ‘modern interpretations of traditional European beer’. Given that the US has a much shorter history… Continue reading Beer: the expert guide | by Ciaran Giblin

The Chefs’ Take: Parsnips

A thick, taupe-hued version of the ubiquitous, snack-friendly carrot, the parsnip is an unsung root vegetable seldom eaten raw. Then winter arrives, and its nutty profile deservedly gets the spotlight in a barrage of hearty soups and braises. But, there are other clever ways to celebrate the parsnip’s complexity this season. Five nights a week,… Continue reading The Chefs’ Take: Parsnips

Chatting with Fanny Slater, a Co-Host on Kitchen Sink

“Yes, my name is actually Fanny, and no, it’s not short for anything.” That’s what Fanny Slater told us when we asked if there was anything she wanted to say to fans to introduce herself. We recently caught up with her on the set of Kitchen Sink, the brand-new series all about party-ready dishes and… Continue reading Chatting with Fanny Slater, a Co-Host on Kitchen Sink

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for fish poached in tomato and wine | A kitchen in Rome

Some recipes aren’t an exact science – such as pesce all’acqua pazza, or fish in crazy water – where whole bream is poached in a glistening sauce of extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chilli, and tomatoes and wine “It is not a recipe, but a way.” It must be 10 years since Vera said this… Continue reading Rachel Roddy’s recipe for fish poached in tomato and wine | A kitchen in Rome

8 Kid-Friendly Slow-Cooker Meals

When it comes to family meals, I’m always looking for three things: wholesome ingredients, simple preparation and kid-friendly flavors. You really can’t beat the slow cooker for the second one; just throw your ingredients in, and that contraption politely cooks dinner for you all day long. These are the crowd-pleasing recipes I’ve made over and… Continue reading 8 Kid-Friendly Slow-Cooker Meals

One-on-One with Tregaye Fraser, a Co-Host of Kitchen Sink

It was less than a year ago that we saw Tregaye Fraser standing in Food Star Kitchen, accepting the coveted title of the next Food Network Star. Now, she’s set to showcase her Star potential on Kitchen Sink, which kicks off its new season on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 11a|10c. Each week she’ll be joined… Continue reading One-on-One with Tregaye Fraser, a Co-Host of Kitchen Sink