Food

I Make the Best… Halloumi Salad

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Veggie Ashley Davies dares anyone to better her halloumi salad.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog: Dessert Week

Week Seven of The Great British Bake Off was all about the desserts and Ashley Davies live blogged every last bowl scrape of the in-tent proceedings.

Recipe: Rose, cardamom and coffee dessert slices

The upcoming dessert week in the GBBO tent has inspired the show’s 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan to share a recipe which puts a feast of flavours together in one place. Namely our mouths.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog #6: Botanical Week

Week six of Bake Off and the bakers were taking on a challenge never before seen in the tent of piping dreams. Alison Carr was beside herself to see how Botanical Week unfolded. She live blogged the lot.

I make the best… corned beef hash

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. If you haven’t tasted Dotty Winters’ corned beef hash, you’ve still to taste the best.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog #5: Pastry Week

Week Five of the Great British Bake Off was all about the pastry prowess of the remaining eight contestants. Fiona Longmuir grabbed her rolling pin before returning to live soggy-bottom-blogging duties.

I Make the Best… Tequila Chilli Pie

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Kitchen improvising turned into a firm favourite in Vix Leyton’s house.

Hoovering: “Like snogging the sun”

Comedian and food fiend Jessica Fostekew puts her mouth where others fear to tread. A celebration of eating: from posh nosh to kebab shops to stuff that’s been on the floor. This week, Jess gifts herself a birthday visit – her partner’s birthday, that is – to A Wong, a goldmine of fiery Chinese food.

I Make the Best… Gravy

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Ruth Bratt reckons she has it nailed when it comes to making gravy. Don’t tell her mum, though.

Replay: The Great British Bake Off Live Blog #4: Batter Week

As the remaining episodes of this series of the Great British Bake Off take on new, wistful meaning, *sniff*, we're continuing to live blog each and every hot bap, soggy bottom and erect biscuit. Sarah Ledger was Standard Issue's star baker for Batter Week.