Christmas on a budget

Cooking a decadent Christmas dinner needn’t cost the earth. Here are our top tips for cooking on a budget this Christmas

Christmas on a budget



Welcome to the Real Food blog


Each week, we'll bring you delicious, easy-to-achieve recipes and regular updates on seasonal ingredients arriving in store as well as top tips and savvy buys.

Above all, we'll aim to make cooking and eating great food as relaxed, easy and enjoyable as possible.

Latest articles

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    Enjoy the heatwave

    It’s official! We’re in the midst of a heatwave So this week we’ve picked out all our tastiest summer recipes that involve no or very minimal cooking. Enjoy the heat!

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    What's in season: July

    With summer fruits and an array of crunchy fresh vegetables in season, July is one of the best month’s of the year to load up on fresh produce.

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    BBC Good Food Show Summer: Live Blog

    Our resident live blogger and Real Food Online Editor, Celia, shares delicious live news from BBC Good Food Show Summer!

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    Dad's signature dish

    This Father's Day the Real Food team share the signature dishes and kitchen rituals belonging to their Dads - from sculptural fish finger suppers to weird and wonderful 'only Dad would do this' combinations!

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    5 Al Fresco Eating Ideas for Summer Entertaining

    5 delicious ideas to get you into the spirit for al fresco entertaining this summer

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    Early influences

    Continuing our look at how the award winning chefs from Great British Chefs cook with their own children and their own favourite childhood food memories. Marcus Wareing uncovers his very early influences and how they reflect on some of the food he serves today.

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    What's in season: May

    New for summer 2013, Editor Celia joins us for a monthly blog series to look at what's good to eat right now and how best to enjoy it - starting with the colourful tastes of May.

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    Cooking with kids survey

    Great British Chefs uncover some interesting results from surveying 1,300 parents on cooking with their kids

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