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The best toasters, tried and tested

It's what many of us start the day with, and it's a popular lunchtime staple, too, but you can't nail a good piece of toast – or bagel or crumpet, for that matter – without a good toaster. For something so simple, it's surprising how many machines get it wrong, particularly with unevenly toasted …

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Adults Try Coffee For The First Time, And Their Reactions Are Priceless

"Like watching a sex scene with your grandmother."<p>Not all of us are coffee lovers.<p>Sure, the bean can reduce stress, boost liver health and may even lower the risk of skin cancer. But its bitter taste can be a real turnoff to those who haven’t tried it before.<p>In the funny above video from Facts, …

The perfect dram: how to choose a whisky that's right for you

The whisky refusenik is often a victim of past experience. Perhaps as a first-timer, they were met at the bar by both an overwhelming complexity of flavour in the glass, and the intimidating rhetoric of a more seasoned “expert” whisky drinker next to them.<p>But they are denying themselves a drink …

Top 10 Nutrition And Workout Tips For Women Who Want To Lose 50 Pounds In 4 Months

Although the statistics claim that men and women suffer weight issues alike, the women folk will agree it's a tougher battle for them. Men have it …

Diana Henry's ultimate one-pot recipes

‘One-pot meals’ is not an inspiring term. It brings to mind casseroles made from odds and ends in the fridge (I have a relation who does this and calls it ‘garbage stew’); dishes that have been made for convenience rather than pleasure.<p>Yet one-pot meals are exactly what most of us want, at least …

Real life Come Dine with Me is the next 'social eating revolution'

BBQ in Brixton, lemon tart in Leamington? Breaking bread with strangers is becoming a tasty feature of the sharing economy<p>Stuck for ideas on what to cook this evening? Bored of eating alone? Why not go to a stranger’s house for dinner. Social dining facilitator WeFiFo, based in Sussex, opened for …

An homage to fromage: 10 incredible British cheeses to try before you die

<b>Forget brie or camembert - the Brits make cheese like no-one else. Patrick McGuigan picks 10 of the best</b><p><b>Stawley</b><p>Velvety white and with brain-like wrinkles, the rind on this Somerset goats' cheese is a thing of beauty.<p>It also plays an important role in Stawley's complex flavours, imparting intense …

10 amazing whisky bars to drink in before you die

30 Ways To Get Even More Nutella In Your Mouth

Because everything's better with Nutella.<p>Hey fellow Nutella lovers, we've got just the thing that's going to make your week, your month... maybe even your year. It involves A LOT of Nutella, obvs. We already showed you how to make Nutella from scratch, and now we've found 30 recipes that use this …

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Burritos with everything as Britain falls for Mexican food

The UK is riding a Mexican culinary wave with burrito outlets now the fastest growing type of eatery on the high street.<p>In the last year alone, the number of Mexican restaurants, led by brands such as Wahaca and Barburrito, has risen by 71%. The growth has even outstripped the upmarket burger …

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61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

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6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

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Readers’ recipe swap: Pesto | Dale Berning Sawa

Your spins on this versatile Italian sauce whisk us from the Mediterranean to south-east Asia and back again via Singapore laksa, edamame, chargrilled aubergine and even pesto baked into bread.<p>NEXT TIME: Send us your <b>frittata recipes,</b> either via GuardianWitness or send them to …

What makes Japanese whisky so unique?

In their excellent book Distilled, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have fun with the idea of a Nineties Japanese salesman trying to sell whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a Monty-Python-esque vision – a neat and quietly spoken man heading out into the wilds with …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Tokyo, Japan

Travel<p>With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the local bites.<p>From day to night, culture and cuisine come together in tantalizing <b>Tokyo</b>. As you experience stunning shrines and bustling markets, bright lights and big-city skyscrapers, …

The 14 Best Ways to Eat an Egg

You know they’re nutritious. Now make them even more delicious

Britain’s only chip critic: ‘I want the right to stick in the knife, as well as the fork’

For more than a decade, Graham Young has been reviewing chip shops for the Birmingham Mail. As he celebrates his 500th portion, he explains what makes a good chip, why it’s time to stop demonising our national food – and how to spot a good chippie<p>The in-car scales are perched on the dashboard and …

5:2 diet: healthy fasting recipes 250 calories or less

<b>Read our comprehensive guide to the 5:2 diet</b><p>All recipes serve one, but can be multiplied up.<p><b>1. Scallops with pancetta and leeks</b><p>Scallops are good news for fasters, with relatively few calories but lots of flavour.<p><b>Boys’ perk:</b> add an extra slice of pancetta<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>2 paper-thin 8g slices of pancetta …

How to make the perfect shakshuka

The classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish is spicy, hearty and cheap. But which veg do you use? Can you get away with tinned tomatoes? And do you reach for harissa, paprika or cayenne to bring the heat?<p>Sometimes, I wonder what we all ate before Yotam Ottolenghi came along. Imagine a world without …

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