Roger Whiteside is a very happy CEO indeed. At the Kingsway branch of Greggs where we meet for our 8.30am interview, staff are so flat-out serving breakfast to a long queue of hungry office types, tourists and construction workers that the boss cheerfully nips behind the counter himself, to find a vegan sausage roll for us to photograph. (For the full article, click here
Many people believe the raw-food gospel. Raw food restaurants and websites have sprouted like alfalfa, proffering the likes of raw pad Thai made from kelp noodles or pizza with a chia and potato crust. The Instagram hashtag #rawfood has 3.2 million posts, a rainbow of raw berry cheesecakes, avocado ‘tacos’ and spiralised courgette ‘pasta’. For the full article, click here.
boyfriend once wooed me with home-made crumpets. It required time and patience to make them from scratch, but the results were worth it. Hot from the frying pan, with a pat of butter and a pool of golden syrup melting into the honeycomb of bubbles, they were utterly delicious. And, reader, I married him. For the full story click here.
‘Excuse me, ladies,’ Mary Quicke murmurs to her cows as she crouches among them to pose for photos. ‘Aren’t they lovely?’ she asks, as one plants a wet bovine smacker on her mouth. Quicke doesn’t mind a bit: she is truly, madly, deeply passionate about cows. To read more click here
Have a taste of this: you fancy going out for dinner, so you ask your voice-activated reservations device to recommend a restaurant based on your culinary tastes and budget. When you walk through the restaurant door, staff instantly recognise your face, recall your name and remember it’s your birthday, along with your favourite drink and the most appropriate food for your genetic profile. For the full story click here.
Martha Ortiz glides through Mexico City’s San Juan market like a ballerina, reed thin and elegant. She pauses at a produce stall, a kaleidoscopic tower of fruit and vegetables, and extends a lissom hand to accept a slice of a red-fleshed pitahaya. Onwards to a chilli stall, fragrant with smoky spices, where she wafts a pasilla mixe variety under her nose, as gracefully as if it were a rose. For the full article click here.
It's long been claimed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but new scientific evidence suggests this might not be true for all of us. Sue Quinn investigates and offers three healthy breakfast recipes if skipping breakfast isn't for you.
For years we were told that dietary fat was bad for our health and our waistlines. But newer research shows that some fats are good for us, and that low-fat diets might actually cause us to pile on the pounds. Confused? To read the full article click here.
During his five-week residency, the New York chef Dan Barber, along with guests including Fergus Henderson, Raymond Blanc, Alain Ducasse and Jason Atherton, has transformed ingredients that would otherwise go to waste (stale bread, cheese trimmings, pockmarked potatoes) into feasts, such as the cores of spiralised vegetables served with a cream made from tinned-chickpea water, and the restaurant’s signature dish of a whole charred cod’s head whose meat is excavated by diners. To read more click here.
Here’s the thing: all that most people really want from a coffee shop is a quality hot beverage. But these days, this simple daily pleasure is leaving a bitter taste, at least for this coffee drinker.
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A symphony of spice has been wafting through my Instagram feed lately, the images so vibrant I can – almost – smell them. There’s ruby-red goose vindaloo scattered with caramelised onions; slow-cooked lamb shanks in a sauce so rich I want to bathe in it; fried eggs on chilli-cheese toast with masala beans. This is Indian food UK-style in 2017. And there’s not a chicken tikka masala to be seen. To read the article in full, click here
Add a splash of fruit flavouring and a drop of antioxidant and suddenly what looks like a plain old bottle of water becomes a must-have superfood with a supercharged price tag. What a wheeze, says this food writer.
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The summer holidays are drawing to a close, but chances are you’ll remember the food – those sun-drenched meals enjoyed with loved ones – long after you’ve packed away the beach towels. For me, it’s the flavours of the Mediterranean that shine most brightly.
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A former plant nursery in the postcard-pretty Dorset countryside is the setting for our interview – rural England in all its glory. But as we step inside the greenhouses at Ryewater Nursery, six miles from Sherborne, we’re transported to another place entirely.
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What’s in your freezer? If it’s full to the brim with UFOs – unidentifiable frozen objects – you’re in a very large club. A recent survey found that food worth £50 is languishing in the average British freezer – but almost 20 per cent of us don’t make the most of it.
Read the article - Telegraph Online: How to organise your freezer
For years we were told that dietary fat was bad for our health and our waistlines. But newer research shows that some fats are good for us, and that low-fat diets might actually cause us to pile on the pounds. Confused?
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