How-to guides and cooking basics. Our food section is all about equipping you with the tips you need to create delicious meals and perfect bakes. Discover how to cook the perfect steak, (opens in new tab) melt-in-the-mouth lamb shanks (opens in new tab), and fluffy rice (opens in new tab) every time with our in-depth how-to cook guides (opens in new tab)

For beginners, we have advice on how to deal with a soggy bottom or a cake that didn't rise (opens in new tab), we share the best ingredient substitutes (opens in new tab) and explain how to check if a chicken is cooked (opens in new tab). More adventurous home cooks will be inspired by Juliet Sear's tsunami cake (opens in new tab) and Michel Roux's five-star cheese soufflé recipe (opens in new tab)

We’ve worked with some of the most respected cooks in the business for our series of chef videos (opens in new tab), and we’ll show you how to save time and money with our food hacks (opens in new tab). Plus, discover how to find the best food gifts with our in-depth food shopping edits (opens in new tab)

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