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How the sandwich consumed Britain | The long read

The long read: The world-beating British sandwich industry is worth 8bn a year. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast and now its coming for dinner The invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so multifarious and so close to hand that you are probably eating one right now, took place exactly 37 years ago. Like many things to do with the sandwich, this might seem, at first glance, to be improbable. But it is true. In…

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Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven stories above the mayors offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de la Bastille the spot where the French revolution sparked political change that transformed the world is a 10-minute walk down a narrow street that threads between student nightclubs and Chinese fabric wholesalers. Twice a week, hundreds of Parisians crowd…

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On my radar: Jazzy Jeffs cultural highlights

The DJ and producer on Jay-Zs new album, the Philadelphia 76ers and the great taste of blue crab Born in West Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Parents Just Dont Understand (1988). The groups second Grammy was earned for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Shep Gordon: Hes kind of like a modern-day Forrest Gump. Photograph: Dogwoof This is about Shep Gordons life as a talent manager, the things he accomplished and the people he managed, from Michael Douglas to Sylvester Stallone. Its one of the most special documentaries Ive ever seen definitely…

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Why we fell for clean eating

The long read: The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. Not cool was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan. As The Blonde Vegan, Younger was a wellness blogger in New…

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Why have so many people stopped eating ice-cream?

Research shows global ice-cream sales dropped by more than 16% in 2016. But its not that were losing our taste for the frozen treat Name: Ice-cream. Ingredients: Ice, cream. You forgot sugar: Sugar. Appearance: Glossy, dripping. Mmmm Do you like eating ice-cream? Show me someone who doesnt like eating lots of ice-cream and I will show you someone who has forgotten to enjoy being alive. Whos that? Its the same person. Its an expression. Never mind. I see. Well, good, because I was about to say that I could show…

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British Weetabix seized by New Zealand customs in breakfast bowl battle with rival

Cereal is impounded after antipodean rival Weet-Bix argues customers of a UK-goods shop in Christchurch may be confused Customs officers in New Zealand have seized and impounded hundreds of boxes of the breakfast cereal Weetabix after complaints by rival cereal giant Weet-Bix that it could confuse customers. The pallet of Weetabix about 300 boxes arrived in a container load of British goods last week, destined for the shelves of A Little Bit of Britain grocery store in Christchurch, which largely caters to British expats. But New Zealand customs officials detained…

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Alain Senderens, chef and Nouvelle Cuisine creator, dies aged 77

Senderens, along with Paul Bocuse and others, was a stalwart of the French culinary movement in the 1960s and 1970s Leading French chef Alain Senderens, one of the founders of the Nouvelle Cuisine movement, has died aged 77, food critic Gilles Pudlowski said. He was one of the last great creators of Paris. This creator was a visionary, he said of Senderens, who along with Paul Bocuse, Michel Guerard and others was a stalwart of Frances Nouvelle Cuisine in the 1960s and 1970s. We will never forget you dear Alain….

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Tinned spaghetti pizza: New Zealand’s prime minister shocks with ‘monstrous’ recipe

Bill Englishs unusual toppings have divided a nation, leading the Guardian to recreate his pizza (so you dont have to) If a prime minister wants to truly unite a nation one way not to do it is to cook a pizza with spaghetti topping. This seems to be the lesson that New Zealands leader, Bill English, can take away after he dabbled in the kitchen and sprinkled his result on social media this week. On Tuesday night English cooked dinner for his family a 1980s rural Kiwi classic: tinned spaghetti…

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