by Jennifer Earle

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Food Waste in the UK

15 Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste in London

n this week’s podcast (also on YouTube) I chat to my friend Chloë Stewart, the founder of Nibsetc, a company which upcycles food waste into delicious, nutritious snacks, about what we can do to help combat food waste.

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Turkish mezze: aubergines, hummus and muhammara

5 of the Best Restaurants in Istanbul

These are the 5 best restaurants in Istanbul I went to in July 2022. One of them we even went to twice. Interestingly it was noticeably better at lunch than dinner, but still great. And two of the five restaurants will be opening in London this year!

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Portuguese Custard Tart in Lisbon

Why the Portuguese make so many Custard Tarts

Did you know that in order to make sure wine is clear – and with none of the pieces that naturally occur in the sediment: parts of the grape skins or stalks, for example – it has to go through a process of refining and filtering. The wine sediment – also known as “lees” settles over time at the bottom of the vessel it’s fermenting or being stored in.

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Ice Cream at Pierre Marcolini London

3 Types of Stracciatella

It’s not just delicious gelato!

Listen to this week’s episode to find out about three versions of “straciatella” that are completely unrelated. There’s straciatella gelato, straciatella soup and straciatella cheese. I haven’t tried the soup but I’m…

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Oat, Walnut & Chocolate Cookies at the Towpath Cafe in Hackney, London

Towpath Café, Hackney

I love Towpath Café. I don’t go very often because it’s not really on the way to anywhere for me and I don’t love queuing. It’s worth it though. And if you’re meeting someone to catch up with them then it’s not so bad if you start that catch up standing in the sun by a pretty canal lined with interesting buildings…

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Jumierah Carlton Towers Chocolate Chip Cookie

Single Origin Milk?

You’ve heard of single origin coffee and single origin chocolate, now there’s a chocolate maker shouting about their “single origin” milk.
Marketing gimmick? Or a real thing we should start looking out for when we buy chocolate?

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