Food
Our Exclusive Interview with French Chef Raymond Blanc

Our Exclusive Interview with French Chef Raymond Blanc

That’s right ladies and gents, we had the chance to discuss with Raymond Blanc to celebrate the launch of his innovative pots and pans collection  in House of Fraser. Discover everything here from his menu inspirations to his opinion on malt vinegar… You’ve been living in the UK for over 35 years now, what made...
Great British Bake Off: Our Focaccia Recipe for Bread Week

Great British Bake Off: Our Focaccia Recipe for Bread Week

The Great British Bake Off truly inspires us to get busy in the kitchen. As yesterday’s show was all about baking delicious bread, we had a go ourselves and came up with our own easy focaccia recipe, perfect as a side for spaghetti bolognese or simply dipped in olive oil… Rosemary Focaccia Ingredients 500g white...
The Great British Bake Off is Back! Get Set & Bake our Vanilla Sponge Cake

The Great British Bake Off is Back! Get Set & Bake our Vanilla Sponge Cake

That’s right ladies and gents, the nation’s favourite show is finally back! The Great British Bake Off returns tonight on BBC2  and it got us so excited that we decided to share one of our own cake recipes: a delicious and oh-so-easy vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream icing and strawberries. Bake it today and...
Culinary Travels in France: From Dijon to Provence

Culinary Travels in France: From Dijon to Provence

Should your perfect trip to Paris allow ample time, why not spend a few days in the city soaking up all of the cultural sites, before renting a car to spontaneously escape into the French countryside? On a whim, of course! It may not be typically British, but it’s certainly what a European might do....
The House of Fraser Guide to London

The House of Fraser Guide to London

Often billed as the best city in the world, London is a vibrant hub of creativity, history and culture. Whether you’re in town to check out some of the wonderful free museums, take a trip on the London Eye or to hit the shops, here’s our guide to what’s what in London… When to visit?...
Simple Summer Supper: Tequila Chilli Prawns with Garlic and Coriander

Simple Summer Supper: Tequila Chilli Prawns with Garlic and Coriander

  Summertime supper inspiration is here, by way of a quick and easy Mexican-themed recipe for these delicious Tequila-spiked chilli prawns, served with coriander. It takes minutes to prepare, it can be grilled either outdoors or indoors, depending upon your preference and it’s really tasty. Serve with sliced avocado, green salad and Mexican flat-breads for a...
Seasonal Summer Eats: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Basil

Seasonal Summer Eats: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Basil

There’s nothing like a welcome spell of unexpected summer weather, to put every commuter you meet into a disarmingly good mood. It also completely re-balances your appetite; who would want to go home to a wintery bowl of spag bol, when suddenly other possibilities seem far more appealing? How about a spontaneous antipasti and prosecco...
'Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead': An Interview With Filmmaker Joe Cross

‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead’: An Interview With Filmmaker Joe Cross

Here in HoF HQ, we’re taking our health and diet very seriously, that’s why we were over the moon when Joe Cross, Aussie filmmaker of the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead’ graciously accepted to answer our questions about his filmed diet and why juicing has changed his life… - Why did you...
Saturday Night Supper: Make it Mexican

Saturday Night Supper: Make it Mexican

Want to try something new? Why not break from the mundane and rustle up something hot and spicy for Saturday’s dinner? Steer clear of predictable Mexican-style dishes like chilli con carne and have a go at these simple recipes for flavour-packed Mexican meals…   Jalapeño Roast Chicken with Oregano and Lime   Serves 4 –...
Dinner’s Served: Try a twist on a Monday evening classic

Dinner’s Served: Try a twist on a Monday evening classic

Although we’re no longer craving warming winter stews and carb-heavy meals, it is still perhaps a little ambitious to start up the barbeque for a summer, après-office supper. Sunny-Sunday afternoon bbq’s are one thing, but it’s not like we’re in a heat wave (…yet! We challenge you, oh British skies!). So we turn to a...
Baking Easter Treats: Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcake Nests

Baking Easter Treats: Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcake Nests

Make the most of the four day weekend – aka your mini Easter holiday break – and enjoy a spot of baking with the whole family. Why not try out our recipe for these rich and moist chocolate cupcake nests with Easter eggs and chocolate flakes. These little cakes are ridiculously difficult to resist –...
Easter Holiday: Fun things to do with your kids

Easter Holiday: Fun things to do with your kids

This springtime, don’t assume that you’ll get sunshine and warm weather to allow you to take family picnics, set up Easter egg hunts and play games in the park. By all means if you find yourself in the moment, take the kids out for the day; but as the phrase would have it, plan for...