If you’ve seen our recent TV ad, you’ll be in on our Food Love Story about ‘David’s’ shameful secret: when he met his wife, he fibbed about sharing her love of spicy food. 15 years later, he hasn’t come clean, but he’s still making his wife her favourite curry – with a sneaky dollop of cooling yogurt for him.
Sometimes it’s the undemandingly easy, everyday recipes that deliver the most joy. For ‘Iain’ and his dad, from our Food Love Story, it’s croque monsieur. They first had it on a joint trip to France and, since then, it’s become their favourite weekend lunch. ‘Iain’s’ made a few changes to it along the way (bonjour, wafer-thin roast turkey) – but for him and his dad, it’s most definitely ‘proper’.
In our Food Love Story, ‘Henry’ was a bit gutted when he found out that his girlfriend had become a devout vegetarian – especially as he loves his steak and chips. However, being the true gent that he is, he crafted this wonderfully healthy (and tasty) meal for her that’s become an instant favourite in their house.
Any parent will probably be able to relate to ‘Sunita’ in our Food Love Story. Kids can be champion fussy eaters, especially when it comes to vegetables. Here’s a genius solution: meatballs packed with under-the-radar veg. ‘Sunita’s’ kids love them – and are none the wiser.
One of our Food Love Stories features ‘Jini’, who knows that there’s only one way to heal her 14-year-old son Jack’s broken heart when he and his girlfriend split up (again): a big bowl of her homemade sausage jambalaya. Quick, warming and delicious, it’s like a hug in a bowl – the perfect cure for teenage heartbreak.
There’s only one sensible response to (yet another) miserable British winter's day: warming, comforting food that feels just like turning the thermostat up a notch. In our Food Love Story, this lamb stew is ‘Lisa’s’ go-to option, and her two teenage sons love it, too. Especially when she throws in some green olives – a little nod to her (slightly sunnier) Greek homeland.
You know how some people have the ability to magic up tasty meals from random leftovers using just sheer kitchen creativity? In our Food Love Story, that’s the super power that ‘Elena’ has. This quiche, which cleverly uses tortilla instead of pastry, is the proof.