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Chef Q&A: James Cochran

James is the culinary brains behind Islington’s acclaimed 1251 (see our review), having made his name with appearances on Great British Menu and his now-defunct, and controversial, restaurant James Cochran EC3. When he left that restaurant, the owners trademarked his name and some key recipes – much to the outrage of the foodie community. Cochran […]

What to drink when you’re not drinking?

What to drink if you’re not drinking? Like many I’m going booze free for January, choosing to make this dark and depressing month in London just a little bit more gloomy. And yet. I rarely drink at home anyway, so getting cosy with a herbal tea in front of a TV drama has proved easy. […]

January diet madness in full tilt

This weekend Gwyneth Paltrow launched her new recipe book, The Clean Plate: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Everyday Glow, with a glossy extract and recipes in the UK Sunday Times Magazine.  There’s a lot to love about Gwyneth, and even though I don’t own any of her cookbooks, many friends swear by her recipes. But what […]

More plants and less meat key to fighting climate change, say major new studies

This week two major new studies have linked climate change to meat consumption. “The world is heading towards a climate catastrophe” said a landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report said that unless urgent steps are taken now coral reefs will be wiped out, sea levels will rise exposing millions to […]

‘I’d binge on Nutella, eating a giant tub a week’

Kara Richardson Whitely, 44, has struggled with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and subsequent obesity for most of her life. “I tried dieting numerous times but would always put the weight back on. I went to my doctor when I hit 21 stone and she said I should accept my weight. But I was really sick; […]

Can the science of Autophagy improve your health?

A little-known scientific process is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and prolong life. Autophagy is a natural regeneration process that occurs at a cellular level in the body, reducing the likelihood of contracting some diseases as well as prolonging lifespan. In 2016, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel […]

The Rose Deal, Kent: pub and foodie guesthouse review

What is The Rose’s USP? The genteel coastal town of Deal, on the Kent coast, has gone hip in recent years, attracting artists and second-homers from Hackney and Dalston, who can bomb down to “Dealston” in just over an hour thanks to a fast new train service from St Pancras Now, those design-conscious weekenders have […]

Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar

Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother is made purely from our 300-year-old untouched apple orchards – a humble home to 48 varieties of apples. Unfiltered, unpasteurised, keeping the many benefits ‘The Mother’ has to offer. But what makes Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother different to the rest? Yes we grow our own […]