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Go To Work On An Egg

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Go To Work On An Egg

Go To Work On An Egg Easter is over for another year. Everyone has had their annual binge on hot cross buns and chocolate eggs. Some may have enjoyed this more than others it seems. NHS Bosses in Middlesbrough had to ask people not to come into A&E if they had over indulged, as people were turning up to James Cook University Hospital complaining of stomach ache. People were told to "rest at home and drink plenty of water" with a silent undertone of "maybe try not eating so much next time". So we're all back on the diet. Switching up...

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One Night in Ipoh

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One Night in Ipoh

One Night In Ipoh Traveling long distances in the UK requires careful consideration of food stops. If you find yourself without food, and in desperate need of some but haven't done your research, I'm afraid you'll probably be subject to one of our service stations. Pray it's one of the new ones because if it isn't. God help you. Maybe I'm being a bit too dramatic but my last experience of a service station on the A1 was not a good one. My choices were McDonalds, Costa and another shop offering 'home cooked' and 'healthier' food options so I opted...

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Spring, Rhubarb and the Triangle.

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Spring, Rhubarb and the Triangle.

Spring, Rhubarb and the Triangle. Rhubarb has always been the marmite of fruit, in my opinion. I know a lot of people who aren't fans. Usually because they're not keen on the texture and the tendency towards stringiness, or perhaps the tart flavour that can only be masked by a generous helping of sugar. For a while I was one of those people, but for different reasons. Growing up near the Rhubarb Triangle, a 9 square mile area between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell where conditions are perfect for growing rhubarb, it has always been in abundance in my life. When my father started...

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Chai Chai Chai

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Chai Chai Chai

Chai Chai Chai I'm sure you have recently read in the news the 'shocking' discovery that hot drinks from coffee chains like Starbucks contain a ridiculous amount of sugar. Especially the flavoured ones, which can have up to 25 teaspoons in one drink. That is a lot. Have you tasted one though? Surely you only have to taste them to realise that these drinks are a treat to have once in a while and not to be consumed every day or even more than once a week. Anyway, the report by Action on Sugar is calling for these coffee chains to reduce the...

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Middle East in Melbourne

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Middle East in Melbourne

Middle East in Melbourne Summer 2014, in the middle of an 18 month trip around Asia, Australia and New Zealand, I worked in a little café in one of the suburbs of Melbourne. The café was in a Jewish area and was owned and run by an Israeli family. I was lucky enough to get the chance to work in the kitchen alongside a great chef and teacher who taught me loads about cooking and Middle Eastern food. Every morning we prepared falafel, hummus, tahini sauce, schug (ridiculously hot chilli paste) and kebabs. We painstakingly chopped cucumber and tomato into tiny...

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