Tasting Montreal – a quick guide

With my day job I get to travel around quite a lot, but last week I made it all the way to Montreal. It’s very strange being in a french speaking region that feels so similar to America. The food is also a strange but interesting mix.   The cuisine There’s some
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Paleo diet: a beginner’s guide

Right, first of all let’s get two things straight: First: The Paleo diet is NOT about recreating the diet of cavemen. Second: The Paleo diet is NOT a diet; it is a way of life. The food you eat affects so much more than your digestive system as you will find out… Now we’ve
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Clean Eating – the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Many of us say every New Year that we’re going to cut out the bad foods and go on a diet and in more recent years there’s been a rise in the concept of clean eating … but what is it and what’s it like to make the change? TB’s new writer Toni Day
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Ken Hom’s Tips & Traditions for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most traditional and superstitious festival in the Chinese calendar. The next Chinese New Year starts on 19th February 2015 and will be the Year of the Goat. According to Chinese tradition people born in the Year of the Goat are mild mannered, shy and
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Ken Hom’s guide to using chopsticks for Chinese New Year

Chopsticks are an integral part of the Chinese culture, but they can be a little on the tricky side to try and master! Tasting Britain’s good friend, Mr Ken Hom shares his top tips on using them and the correct etiquette.  Hold one chopstick in the index finger, cradle
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Knockomie Hotel, Forres, Moray, Scotland

Tasting Britain’s Guide To The Spirit Of Speyside Whiskey Festival (2015)

Jack: Having been graciously invited to preview this year’s Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival (and drink my weight in a cornucopia of varied and glorious DRAMS) I’ve taken some time to write a guide that explains a little more about the festival itself. I’ll
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Guide – Beer Homebrewing

Unless you live under a rock that has no beer in it whatsoever, you’ve probably noticed the ever increasing popularity of homebrewing (maybe) and craft beer (definitely). Of course, homebrewing is nothing new – make your own beer on the cheap? Yes please! People have
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Yummy Yorkshire - Ice Cream Vat

Guide – Ice Cream Making With Louise Holmes

Jack: I’m quite sure that you, like me, have eaten a fair amount of ice cream in your time. There’s ample choice, even for the pickiest eaters – if you’re diabetic… go sugar free. If you’re vegan – maybe it’s milk free for you… examples aboun
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IWC bottles blind tasting

Guide – What’s The IWC, Why Should You Care?

If you’re a wine drinker, you’ve probably heard of the International Wine Challenge (IWC). For decades now, the IWC has played a big part in deciding what ends up in the supermarkets and in the restaurants where we get our vino from. The IWC also helps
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Barrels o' wine

Guide – Port Wine with Adrian Bridge

A few weeks ago it was Portugal Day, which lead me to ask the question – when you think about the food and drink of Portugal, what comes to mind? For me it’s port, piri-piri and bacalhau. At the time it seemed easier to write about fortified wine than salted
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