A peek inside Mary Berry’s fridge!

What’s in the Queen of Baking’s fridge, and does she have any restaurant bugbears? We caught up with her to find out…

Mary, what's always in your fridge?

Semi-skimmed milk, unsalted butter, double cream or full fat crème fraiche. Homemade marmalade, salad, vegetables, horseradish sauce, my salad dressings and chutneys.

What’s your ultimate comfort food?

Boiled eggs from my son’s hens, brown toast soldiers and butter.

Last meal you cooked?

Chicken with fennel and tarragon.

Favourite tipple?

Chilled white Sauvignon Blanc.

What's your restaurant bugbear?

Slow service without a smile.

Quick-fire round

Starter or dessert? Starter.
Tea or coffee? Coffee.
Meat or fish? Fish.
Beer or wine? Wine.
Cheesecake or cupcake? Cheesecake.
Paul Hollywood or Johnny Depp? Definitely Paul Hollywood!

Mary’s new book, Mary Berry's Cookery Course (published by DK, £25) is out now. To win one of five signed copies, enter here!

Mini master chefs

The Department of Education has announced that from September 2014, all secondary school children are to learn cooking as part of the national curriculum. Till then, get ahead with these classes.

Cini restaurant, Leicester

Saturday Lunchtime Mini Chefs helps kids create their own pizzas. £5.

The Good Cook School, Bristol

Lessons in making wholesome food kids want to eat. From £16.

Future Foodies, Milton Keynes

Classes teach you and your kids to cook healthy food together. £10.

Great British food festivals

With such a wealth of delicious things to eat around the UK, here’s our pick of the best festivals celebrating British food this summer…

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

The sweet-toothed will love this free celebration of the historic link between this Yorkshire town and the liquorice plant. Try some liquorice stout or Pontefract cakes and pick up your own plant to grow at home. 14 July; free.

The Whitstable Oyster Festival

This annual festival digs deep into the heritage of the Kent town to celebrate the native Whitstable oyster. You can watch a symbolic landing
of the catch, an oyster parade and, of course, there are plenty of oysters to savour, too. 27 July-2 August; free.

Nantwich Cheese Show, Cheshire

With a 80,000 square foot 'Cheese Marquee' holding 3,926 cheeses from some 24 Countries, this is the biggest cheese show in the world. Decide which one is best with help from celebrity chefs James Martin, Matt Tebbutt and Will Holland. 31 July; tickets from £5.


11–14 July

Party at buckingham palace to honour the queen’s 1953 coronation.

18 July

The Ashes cricket bats off. Aah, nothing says summer like the sound of willow on leather…

29 July

National Parks Week begins, so make these spaces ‘actively yours’.

Apps we love

Can’t resist snapping a pic of your restaurant meal or showing off your home cooking? You’re not alone: the trend for tweeting what you eat has really taken off. Here are some of our favourite apps to do it…


Post photos of dishes you’ve made, with an ingredients list so others can have a go. This app brings food photography and recipes to your fingertips.
Click to download the app: iOS version


Use this clever app to make your food look even more delicious by using special effects and sharpening tools. Plus, if you’re eating out, you can add details about the location and cost of the dish.
Click to download the app: iOS version | Android


The original photo-sharing app is still on top in the trend for digitally enhancing your food pics, with on average 58 photos uploaded to Instagram every second.
Click to download the app: iOS version | Android

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Great Grub Award winners revealed

We launched our Great Grub Awards in March 2013 – a nationwide search to find Britain’s best local eatery – and we’ve been delighted with the response. Your nominations for our Great Grub Awards left our mouths watering, and sorting through them was no easy task, but there was one restaurant that really shone through. Find out who is was here

Saucy bit on the side

Liven up your picnic with the new accompaniments now in store. Olives get extra bite from a pepper stuffing, chutney gives a kick from a dash of chilli, and the piccalilli is extra-sweet thanks to silverskin onions.

  • M Sweet Piccalilli, 99p, 495g (20p/ 100g)
  • M Jalapeño-Stuffed Queen Olives, £1.49, 240g (1.3p/100g)
  • M Signature Triple Tomato & Chilli Chutney, £1.65, 290g (57p/100g)