A big galaxy with few sugar-free options | Letter | Food

Nothing if not trendy, Mars has introduced three vegan versions of its mainstream chocolate brand, Galaxy (Report, 13 November). At twice the price of normal Galaxy. But there is no sign of a sugar-free Galaxy, even in response the UK’s world-leading policies to reduce sugar consumption and obesity. The problem is not technical, it is […]

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Not just for Christmas: support your local independent wine shop | Fiona Beckett on wine | Food

Even the most curmudgeonly and Scrooge-like among you has probably started to give some thought to the necessity of ordering food for Christmas, especially if it’s something in limited supply such as a rare-breed turkey or a goose. While you may normally shop in the supermarket, it may be a time of year when you […]

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Should we fear chlorinated chicken? – video | Politics

Chlorinated chicken does not sound like something you’d like to see on a menu. The European Union bans imports of chlorine-washed chicken from the US but a post-Brexit transatlantic trade deal could allow exports to the UK. So what’s the truth about chlorinated chicken and is it safe to eat? Source link

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You know civilisation is on its last legs when a KitKat can cost £25 | Jay Rayner | Food

There is no more deathly phrase in the world of food than “it’s just a bit of fun”. Something being just a bit of fun is what leads from the gateway drug of a steak served on a slate so that cutting up your dinner sounds like fingernails being dragged down a blackboard, to a […]

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How to cook saag paneer – recipe | Felicity Cloake’s masterclass | Food

Saag paneer has long been my go-to side dish in Indian restaurants, but having managed to recreate the magic of these deliciously oily, garlicky greens dotted with plump pillows of fresh curd cheese, these days I increasingly find myself eating it at home with nothing more than a warm flatbread for company. (Note: to make […]

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The Greggs diet: is a ring doughnut much healthier than a jam one? | Food

At a recent childhood obesity conference, Roger Whiteside, the chief executive of Greggs, pointed out that ring doughnuts “are between 200 and 300 calories; the ball doughnuts are between 300 and 400 calories”. In lieu of a dream “diet” doughnut, Greggs has a different tactic to encourage healthier consumer choices. Its lower-calorie doughnut is simply […]

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Thomasina Miers’ celeriac steaks with sherry, lardons and capers | The Simple Fix | Food

Awareness of climate change, and how meat production contributes so drastically towards it, has given me huge inspiration in my recipe writing. A simple mantra to follow is to cook with more seasonal vegetables, grown as close to home as possible. And when we do eat meat, how can we eat less of it, buy […]

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Easy Tyrolese: Rachel Roddy’s recipe for canederli dumplings in broth | A Kitchen in Rome | Food

The restaurant was about 100 metres from Fortezza station, in a small town in an alpine valley in South Tyrol, and had high-backed wooden benches and a line of stuffed animals in the window. When I am hungry, my already-limited objectivity dissolves like an aspirin. As I sat on a soft cushion on that hard […]

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Tamal Ray’s recipe for clementine macarons | The Sweet Spot | Food

Macarons – tiny, elegant, ludicrously overpriced – were the first patisserie I ever made. This was years ago, as an impoverished student living almost exclusively off whichever random collection of foods had been yellow-stickered for clearance at the supermarkets. I quickly learned that, despite a premium price tag and a reputation for being fiendishly tricky […]

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Fried noodles with carrot, red cabbage and tofu | The New Vegan | Food

The sight, smell or even the mention of certain foods sets off a Pavlovian response in me. Say laksa, saag or hot lime pickle, and my gums will start to twitch, my legs spasm and nothing else matters until said food is on my plate. Currently, the object of my affections are these life-giving noodles, […]

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