NEW: A Taste of Wales at Ocado

To celebrate the launch of our dedicated Taste of Wales shop on St David’s Day, Welsh blogger Ruth Walters from Let Her Eat Clean reveals some of her favourite foodie picks and a few traditional recipes. Continue reading

Six ways you should be using honey

Honey is a bit of a wonder product, and with bees under threat, I think we should be singing its praises from the rooftops. So, in time for National Honey Week, here’s how honey will transform everything from your cooking to your beauty regime.

1. Don’t just spread it on toast; use honey in your cooking. Contrast it with tart, spicy or salty ingredients in savoury dishes (goat’s cheese, halloumi, mustard, vinaigrette etc), or use it to add a mellow sweetness to puds. For example:

Goat’s Cheese and Honey Ciabatta with Parma Ham

Recipe for Goat's Cheese and Honey Ciabatta with Parma Ham Continue reading

And Britain’s Next Top Supplier is…

We have a winner! I’m very pleased to announce that Hannah Rhodes of Hiver Beers has been crowned queen bee of the competition.

Image of Hannah with Tom Kerridge and Sir Stuart Rose

Hiver is a delicious craft beer brewed with urban and rural honey. With a background in microbreweries, Hannah knows a thing or two about creating a tasty tipple. With Hiver, she chose to tone down the hops and used an organic specialty malt to make the honey flavours shine. The beer itself is long matured and unpasteurised. Continue reading

Fantastic gifts for food lovers

Searching for the perfect Christmas present for the foodie in your life? Look no further – here, in no particular order, are our top 10 gifts for food lovers.

foodie gifts

1. Traditional German Mulled Wine. What would Christmas be without mulled wine? Ein bisschen boring, we think.

2. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. The cream of the crop when it comes to Tennessee whiskey: uniquely smooth and aromatic.

3. Joseph Joseph Hands-On Salad Bowl and Servers. Simple, elegant design for stylish salad-serving.

4. Daylesford Oak Measuring Spoons. A kitchen essential that would hang beautifully in any rustic countryside kitchen. Or a stylish city flat, for that matter.

5. SodaStream Pure Drinks Maker. Style and substance in one: make refreshing tipples of all types with this Earth Friendly, award-winning sparkling drinks maker.

6. Brindisa Paella for two hamper. Bring Spain to the table with all the spices and flavourings needed to rustle up an authentic classic.

7. Bordeaux Châteaux Collection. Not sure what kind of vino they’re keen on? With six varieties to sample, this is a great choice for a wine buff.

8. Booja Booja Hazelnut Crunch Artist’s Collection. These organic dark chocolate hazelnut truffles are sure to be a hit with even the most demanding critics.

9. The East India Company’s Orange with Gold Leaf Marmalade. Made with real gold, this is exotic decadence that’s sure to impress.

10. Ogilvy’s Honey Tasting Collection. Give their sweet tooth a treat with these 100% pure artisan cold-pressed honeys from across the world.