Quinn of cakes

"There's only so long you can talk, in everyday life, about how much cinnamon you like in your buns before someone's like, 'OK, enough'," says Frances Quinn with a laugh.

Coleman's cherry-picked treats


A couple of years ago, Natalie Coleman was just as likely to be spinning the decks in a nightclub as flitting between saucepans in the kitchen.

Perfect summer pasta


The sizzling weather might signal the start of holiday season for many of us, but while we slow down into relax mode, Italian cook Gennaro Contaldo is gearing up for another busy summer.

Use your loaf


Watching French baker Eric Kayser at work in the kitchen, it's easy to see why he didn't consider any other career options in his youth.

Shaw way to get the glow


Chef and nutritionist Madeleine Shaw's diet plan doesn't just help her clients become healthier in the kitchen - it's improving their relationships too.

Roux Jr. and the mini master chefs


Growing up, Michel Roux Jr. enjoyed slap up dinners made by his decorated chef dad Albert Roux and uncle Michel. No wonder then, that his memories of school dinners pale in comparison to these veritable feasts.

Clean up your plate


Back in 2011, TV presenter and cookery writer Ching-He Huang began to suffer from allergic reactions, weight gain and tiredness.

Eat yourself well


Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson are the best advert for their new cookbook, The Detox Kitchen Bible, arriving for our interview fresh-faced and sparkly eyed, while I'm nursing a chocolate hangover from leftover Easter Eggs (yes, in May).

Granny Berry knows best


Over eight decades, Mary Berry has seen food fads come and go. And the latest one - kale - she deals with in typically firm fashion.

Vegging out


The fridge has been cleared of meat and fish, my kitchen is now better stocked than our local greengrocer's, and I've had my 'last supper' - a steak that probably weighs as much as a small child.

Gluten-free and flavour-full


From your first spoonful of cereal at breakfast, to that lunchtime sandwich and cupcake teatime treat, much of what we eat every day contains wheat, and with it, the protein that forms gluten.

A sprig of Rosemary


"One thing I can't bear is standing on ceremony," beams Rosemary Shrager, as she ushers me into her Kent cookery school. "There's none of that here."

Blanc canvas


On a recent trip to France to visit his 92-year-old mother, Raymond Blanc was woken by a noise in the garden.

Let them eat cake!


Lisa Faulkner has a lot to thank Celebrity MasterChef for. Since winning the show in 2010, the former Holby City actress has carved out a successful second career as a TV cook, and released three recipe books.