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What if cookery writers told the truth? My honest recipe for "exploding rhubarb soda"

Cooking is important to me, and I'd like a bit more honesty please. I want Jamie Oliver to tell me that the first time he made the chia pudding it tasted like cold snot, for Gordon Ramsey to confess that one time his mixer broke down and it was a total shambles.

Things are difficult to make, and no one should feel like the failed because their galantine was a huge meaty mess. Scoop that s**t up and call it burgers.

How to make soft pretzels, Austrian-style

Brezeln (aka pretzels) are not particularly difficult to make, but they do require precision. The most enjoyable part of the pretzels is forming them. A man in a pub showed me how to do it, and I have tried to recreate it with photographs…

Whip it, whip it good: dreamy whipped cream recipes

Easy desserts are my favorite kind. And whipped cream recipes? The easiest of them all! Whether you're just scooping some whipped topping from a tub or whipping up some homemade whipping cream, it's all creamy, dreamy deliciousness. Here are three recipes that use whipped cream in awesome ways: on top of fruit, mixed into a mousse, and folded into a cheesecake-like monstrosity of yum. Let's talk whipped cream recipes and three ways to whip it, whip it good.

Raise a margarita to Mexico with these sabroso Cinco de Mayo recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In case you thought it was just an excuse to get your margarita game on, it's actually the commemoration of the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 (more info here!). We all can't claim this holiday necessarily, but we can do a little bit of celebrating in our own small way with a few Mexican-inspired noms. Let's get to the Cinco de Mayo recipes!