How to Cook, Delia Smith

Compared to most celebrity chefs and cooks we see on TV, Delia Smith comes across like a domestic science teacher. But ask anyone who’s tried her recipes and they all say the same thing, Delia’s recipes are easy to follow and they always work. And while she may not cut the mustard with the pukka […]

The perfect jacket potato

The perfect jacket potato is fluffy on the inside with a crisp, crunchy skin on the outside. There are many theories on how to achieve this. For a start, how hot should the oven should be? Pierce the skins or not? Place your spuds on a baking tray, or directly onto the oven rack to […]

Roast spud heaven

Take one bag of Maris Piper spuds, peel, chop chunky-style and boil for ten minutes. Into hot baking tray with goose fat and plenty of salt, roast for about 90 minutes at 175 degrees, turning once or twice and voila – heart attack heaven. David Meikle, Twickenham