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Eating Local Food

Eating Local Food

Our diet in the west is fabulously diverse, rich in the kinds of foods that simply weren’t available to us just a few generations ago. But the price of this on-tap variety is an increased carbon footprint as foods are moved by rail, road and air around the globe to satisfy our dietary whims. As

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Planning a summer picnic

Planning a summer picnic

Eating outdoors has to be one of the most enticing of summer pleasures. The thought of finding a peaceful, grassy spot, flopping down onto a blanket and breaking out a delicious picnic is enough to make your mouth water. But al fresco eating doesn’t always go to plan: most of us will have experienced our

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5 ways to use olive in your cooking

5 ways to use olive oil in your cooking

The delightful nutty flavour of olive has helped make it a store cupboard staple in many kitchens across the UK. Traditionally used to bring a touch of the Mediterranean to our meals, this versatile oil can be added to all kinds of foods to bring a richness that makes the mouth water. Give the following

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Easy BBQ Marinades to Get Your Taste Buds Tingling

Easy BBQ Marinades to Get Your Taste Buds Tingling

It’s BBQ season again. Time to break out the charcoal or fire up the gas burner and get grilling. If your standard BBQ fare is starting to feel a little overdone, then why not try one a fresh homemade marinade to bring back the buzz to your al fresco dining? The trick to a good

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Food poisoning prevention

Food poisoning prevention

No matter how many days it gets you off work, nobody enjoys a bout of food poisoning. It’s not usually too serious and most cases don’t require medical treatment, but even if you’re generally fit and healthy, food poisoning is a nasty experience. According to the Food Standards Agency, over 500,000 cases of food poisoning

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Preparing and cooking food safely

Preparing and cooking food safely

You may be surprised (and somewhat troubled) to learn that research points to the kitchen as the room containing most germs within the average home. Yes, that’s right, even more germs than you’d find in the bathroom – yuck! We all know that germs can spread quickly and that diseases like salmonella and E.coli are

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