“Muffin Tops”, that perennial nemesis of the perfect beach body. The phrase in itself is beautifully descriptive in its depiction of those dimpled, dough-like slabs unfurling over our belts that your average gym operator loves. Summer may be over and your gym may no longer be ranking second only to Mecca in terms of popularity, but refrain from reaching for the extra double cream just yet.
Casanova drank chocolate as an aphrodisiac before seducing a woman, Napoleon reportedly carried chocolate on all his military campaigns and King Louis XIV of France established the position of ‘Royal Chocolate Maker of the King in his court’. John Tullius, the author, once said: “nine out of ten people love chocolate, the tenth lies”. And he wasn’t far off. As one of the world’s most popular foods, the chocolate market shows no signs of slowing down – a new chocolate product was launched almost every hour of the day last year. After all, what’s not to like about chocolate? It’s silky, sweet with a creamy consistency and incredibly gratifying. Continue reading
In case you hadn’t noticed, it is International Curry Week. It has been called our “national cuisine” and is undoubtedly a big player on the British cooking scene, with the UK curry industry worth in excess of £1 billion a year. The name curry itself hailing from the Tamil word ‘kari’, meaning ‘sauce’. Heck, curry has captured the hearts and minds of the nation to such an extent that the England 1998 World Cup anthem (Vindaloo), was named after a dish first concocted on the other side of the globe. No matter if you’re a curry maven or not, here’s the Hello Fresh currypedia- a brief foray into the wonderful world of curries and Indian cooking. Second to Naan! Continue reading
This week is British Roast Dinner Week – and is there anything more British than the Roast Dinner?
But the image of British food isn’t so flattering! In fact, if the world were a playground then British food would probably be the fat, spotty kid in second hand clothes who got bullied by the “cool” kids. Continue reading