Sweet treat: Win a copy of Jasmine Hemsley’s East by West

SAFFRON is the world’s most expensive spice. It is the stigma of the crocus flow­er and each one has approximately three strands of saffron. It takes around 150 flowers – the stig­mas are removed by hand – to produce one gram of dry saffron threads. This la­bour-intensive method is one of the rea­sons the spice […]

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain

Queen of cakes Nadiya Hussain who was crowned winner of the Great British Bake Off 2015, won over the nation. She met hundreds of fans at a book signing in Waterstones with finalists Tamal Ray and Ian Cumming.