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, melt-in-the-mouth lamb shanks, and fluffy rice every time with our in-depth how-to cook guides

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

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