Menu

Glossary

Wine

Body - light, medium, full

Pronounce it: bo-dee

One of the useful ways to distinguish between wines is to indicate the body of the wine. It's an indicator of the way the wine feels in your mouth before you swallow.

Light-bodied is used to describe wine that seems delicate, or even simply thin. Full-bodied is for wine that is very mouth-filling, whether it is a rich, sweet wine, or an alcoholic table wine made from ripe grapes.

Medium-bodied lies in between. Choosing between light and medium or medium and full can be difficult, but it's a skill that comes with practice.

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Good Food Apps

Download the BBC Good Food Recipes, tips & cooking tools app and get good food on the go.