Helen Mayson

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20 Rum Cocktail Recipes for Talk Like a Pirate Day

20 rum-based cocktails to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day<p>Avast, ye scallywags! We be hearin' that 'tis this day be the day that ye landlubbers speak as reg'lar folk, or as ye put it, Talk Like a Pirate Day. But any ol' salt can enlAARRRge his vocabulary with nautical talk and imitations of jolly …

Krispy Kreme doughnuts, naughty food and me

So there might be a magic genetic bullet for obesity. I'm sorry, but that's just wrong<p>As a rule I try not to believe <i>Daily Express</i> headlines. Otherwise I would be constantly distraught by news such as: "SALT BANNED IN CHIP SHOPS" (it isn't), "EU WANTS TO MERGE UK WITH FRANCE" (it doesn't), and …

Braised lamb shanks with white beans recipe

Nothing is more comforting than braised lamb shanks.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>350g dried white beans, cannellini, or haricot<p>400g cherry tomatoes<p>8 cloves of garlic<p>Several sprigs of thyme, leaves stripped off by hand<p>200ml sweet vermouth<p>2 tbsp olive oil<p>250g fatty, unsmoked streaky bacon in a piece, rind removed and …

Can food make you angry?

Feeling tetchy? Itching for a scrap? Maybe it's something you ate? I have long believed in "food swings"– ply me with sweets and jam puddings and I'm …

The perfect picnic

A couple of weeks ago, as weak sunshine dribbled through gusty clouds, I walked through a park at lunchtime. The grass, straggly and still damp after …

My day on a plate: Gregg Wallace, restaurateur and presenter

Gregg Wallace reveals what he eats and drinks during a day of filming in the Masterchef kitchens.<p><b>6.30am</b> Water at the gym. I go six times a week to tone up now I've lost three stone.<p><b>8am</b> Back to the flat for coffee. Nothing posh – I like instant with a sweetener.<p><b>9am</b> I take Alpen porridge pots …

Cool Stuff: Mike Mitchell's Movie Character Portraits at the Mondo Gallery – /Film

Is your pop culture art collection cluttered with too many huge movie posters? Do you have a full stack of 27 x 40 inch paper laying around and not …