The asparagus season is short-lived, so take advantage of creating simple yet flavorful dishes with them while they last!
Alex and Stacy, the Meringue Girls, have taken London by storm with their light meringue kisses.
Landlocked Malawi has culinary traditions bursting fresh seafood and corn used in a variety of ways. Discover some of the common dishes to the area.
London has always had a love affair with gin and in the last decade there has been a resurgence of sales of London gin both home and abroad.
British asparagus season is short, but enjoy it while it is around. Lightly spiced, this barbecued vegetable is a flavorful starter.
With tomato season in full swing, a simple recipe that will help you use up excess. They are great with sandwiches, salads, the bbq, or just as a nibble.
Sultanas are similar to white grape raisins. Mixed in an earthy rye dough with lemon zest, the cookies are delicious as dessert or served as a tea biscuit.
Whilst London is basking in what is likely to be the hottest summer for years, Reena Pastakia has stopped eating hot food. Try a potato salad with spice.
It is sweet, sour and spicy all at the same time and complements cheese and pasta as well as curries. It really is sunshine in a jar.
This recipe is a great starter for a stress-free dinner party with bold flavors. It is beautiful in color and you can do most of the preparation well in advance.
This super-addictive snack is not for the faint of tastebuds, all that chili creates some serious heat.
This is a vegetarian version of a scotch egg with a layer of mashed potatoes between the crispy crust and the hard boiled egg.
You can adjust the number and type of chillies in the recipe to suit your desired heat level.
The trick to elevating these treats above your normal store bought candy is to splurge for high-quality chocolate.
The virgin bombalada – a spicy remake of the classic cocktail the virgin pina colada. Enjoy.
Shallots have a more subtle flavour than onions and when they are cooked they are almost sweet.
The yogurt makes this low fat recipe taste much richer than you would expect whilst also muting the intensity of the spices.
Pink ginger cordial is the perfect drink for both summer and winter. On a hot summer day it makes a refreshing beverage when served over ice.
Masala chai is tea prepared with a blend of spices. The tea leaves are heated with the water, milk and spices from cold as opposed to already hot water.
The cumin spiced mushy peas in this recipe are both simple and delicious.
Enjoy Reena Pastakia’s awesome spiced mushroom tart that costs nothing to make.
On a recent trip to Paris, Reena Pastakia selflessly spent ten days eating her own body weight in tasty delights.
Reena Pastakia shows us her amazing blackberry sorbet recipe.
These are perfect – not so frozen so they’ll give you head freeze, and perfectly balanced.
Despite the long list of instructions this is really simple to make – give it a go.
Here is a fantastic recipe for Valentine’s – a reasonably healthy dessert with flavours that will surely cleanse your palate.
Last year, Reena Pastakia quit her job to sign up for an Intensive Cordon Bleu Diploma course. Here she tells us about the first weeks.
This recipe is significantly less sweet than the shop bought variety, covered with a chocolate ganache to give it a luxurious quality.
Atul Kochhar is an Indian born, British based chef and is widely acclaimed for his take on modern Indian cuisine. Reena Pastakia visited him in his restaurant Benares.
Thinking that being a confectionary and bakery buyer at a luxury food and wine store would be a dream job? Well, you’re probably right.
Reena Pastakia checked Canned Dreams at the London Film Festival. Here she shares her thoughts about it.
It is perhaps surprising that while most independent bookshops are struggling, Books for Cooks – a bookshop dedicated to cooking is thriving.
Squid and Pear is an award winning, UK based street food and event catering company run by sisters Claire and Lisa.
Hélène Darroze’s third restaurant is scheduled to open in Moscow at the end of October. Reena Pastakia met with her to find out more.
Why are we so obsessed with the authenticity of a recipe or a dish? Isn’t it more important that it actually tastes good?
Shelina Permalloo was crowned winner of UK MasterChef 2012. Reena Pastakia managed to squeeze into her schedule to ask her a few questions.
In the second of a two-part series Reena Pastakia shares some of the best places…
For breakfast, lunch and dinner in Warsaw, Poland, Reena Pastakia has a suggestion for the perfect day.
In the first of a two-part series Reena Pastakia shares some of the best places to eat in the City of London.
If you were lucky enough to secure tickets for the tennis at Wimbledon this year, here are some of the best places to eat and drink.
Reena Pastakia caught up with Angela Malik to find out more about her “five taste sensations” ethos and her career to date.
Reena Pastakia had high expectations on Burmese cuisine. Did it live up to them?
If you are planning to visit London this summer, here are a few refreshment stops to provide sustenance as you travel between events.