Three years on from the original series, we're extremely happy to welcome back Food Corner. We were going to call it Food Corner 2.0, but it sounded way too digital for the warmth presented in the words and recipes of its participants.

Much like the original Food Corner series, we're asking culinary-inclined artists to guide us through their go-to dish. However, this time around we'll be insisting on an invitation to make sure they haven't just ordered the meal one of the many online takeaway aggregators currently available. Plus, it means we'll get to taste the damn thing.

For the first edition of this new series, we decided to send Jennifer Lo all the way to Barking to witness Mags, of starring in Harry Potter films and creating soulful jams fame, putting together a mean-looking Spaghetti Bolognese. Check out the step-by-step guide below, which is accompanied by Lo's beautiful photography.


What You'll Need

  • - 1 onion
  • - 2 big peppers
  • - Half a bunch of spring onions
  • - 3 garlic cloves
  • - 3 tomatoes
  • - 2 Maggie cubes
  • - Parsley (chopped)
  • - Dolmio bolognese sauce (smooth)
  • - British beef mince
  • - Spaghetti
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Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

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Add the minced beef and fry until fully cooked and no pink shows at all in the meat. Drain and set aside.

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Heat oil in another pan. Add the chopped onions and pepper for 5-10 minute until lightly golden on a low heat.

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Add the garlic and fry for another 3 minutes.

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Add the tomatoes, chopped parsley and return the meat to the pan. Bring to a boil.

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Season with Maggie cube and pepper (salt if needed). Reduce the heat to low, and cook for 15-20 minutes.

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Meanwhile cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and serve topped with the sauce, sprinkle some chopped parsley on top for a finishing touch, you could use cheese too.

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