The grand National

When you think of the National Trust, it's likely you picture lush green lawns, meandering walks and family days out. But for me, the cafes serving the unbelievably delicious food are just as worthy a visit as the historic houses and grand gardens themselves.

Nordic and nice


Fresh from an appearance on Saturday Kitchen, Claus Meyer is in a sea-blue three-piece suit and has spent the morning chopping up a raw inner-thigh of beef to make beetroot tartar with horseradish.

Bake Off's Chetna is Makan moves


She impressed judging duo Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with her spice-infused recipes, but Great British Bake Off 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan maintains she faces her "best critics" at home.

Man food


According to his mate Curtis Stone, 39-year-old Brendan Collins is a "pub-loving meat man" who's a "big softie" at heart.

Outlaw's catch of the day


Nathan Outlaw's statement that "seafood is the best convenience food ever" may be bold - but the seasoned chef, for want of a better phrase, refuses to eat his words.

'I'm a big believer in seasonality'


He might be known for his rare-breed pigs, but entomologist-turned-farmer Jimmy Doherty's latest initiative lets their veggie sidekick - the humble potato - do the talking.

Simon says...


For lifelong foodie Simon Wood, a career in the kitchen was always a case of 'when', rather than 'if'.

Meet the salad saviour


Salads can be limp, boring and vinegary if the wrong chef made the dressing but, according to New Zealand-born chef Peter Gordon, there's more to salad than sad leaves of iceberg lettuce.

Food just got good for gluten-free fans


Coeliac disease is not new - the word itself is a translation of the Greek 'koiliakos' meaning 'abdominal', and linked to ancient Greek physician, Aretaeus of Cappadocia. But it's only in the last decade that modern-day supermarkets have caught up and started catering to those with the autoimmune illness, which affects around 1% of the UK population.

The daily grind


It's never too early for a burger, not even at 10am on a gloomy Wednesday morning, and especially not when the burger in question is a Byron burger.

Get the glow for Shaw


Nutritionist Madeleine Shaw is on a mission to improve our attitude towards food, especially in how we deal with so-called diet setbacks.

Sisters that spiralize


The Hemsley sisters are as much chatterboxes as they are chefs, finishing each others' sentences and chipping in all over the place.

'Team spirit is key for cooking'


Modern British with a classical element is how Nigel Mendham likes to cook: " I start with the ingredients that are in season and then I come up with some ideas to create a dish around them," he explains.

Fast food


Guilt is something many mums suffer immensely from.

Calgary dishes out a Californian dream


With her trim figure, long blonde hair and blue eyes, Calgary Avansino looks the epitome of a healthy Californian. But she's made Britain her home for the past 16 years, where, as part of the burgeoning clean-eating brigade, she's transforming our daily diets.

Time to smarten up mealtimes?


After 15 years of marriage, Davina McCall surprised her husband Matthew by arranging to renew their vows in Las Vegas last Spring.

Flavour-full and gluten-free


Since she and her son were diagnosed with coeliac disease almost a decade ago, Naomi Devlin has dedicated her time to making wholesome and flavoursome gluten-free cooking more accessible.