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The US is exporting obesity – and Trump is making the problem worse

Pushing processed foods and sedentary lifestyles on the world is jeopardising global health gains<p>As Donald Trump’s administration throws sharp elbows in trade negotiations and systematically rescinds regulations introduced by Barack Obama, one casualty is likely to be efforts to fight the global …

Diabetes

'Non-drinkers deserve a great adult cocktail': how alcohol-free spirits became a stealth hit

The number of British adults who consume alcohol is at its lowest since 2005, and a new generation of booze-free spirits offer a welcome alternative to lemonade. But which is better, a strawberry sour or an old fashioned made with ‘Whissin’?<p>On a warm Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people are milling …

Alcohol

Nigel Slater’s autumn vegetable recipes

Some vegetables mark the passing seasons more emphatically than others. None more so than the marrow, which has always had something of a back to school ring about it. The sight of a wooden crate of them at the vegetable shop this week heralded summer’s slow, delicious slide into autumn.<p>We need our …

Italian Food

Nigel Slater’s bruschetta and taramasalata recipes

A fresh, soft loaf is the one I like for bruschetta, slightly awkward to slice but better for getting a rough surface to each piece. The ridges and furrows of a badly cut slice of bread are far more interesting when toasted than a perfectly flat slice with its uniform brown. They are more …

Mashups

Coca-Cola to increase amount of recycled plastic in its bottles

Exclusive: move to improve targets and increase support for recycling comes amid pressure from environmentalists<p>Coca-Cola is to increase the amount of recycled plastic in its bottles to 50% amid pressure from environmentalists over runaway use of the containers.<p>The world’s biggest drinks brand says …

Pollution

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for roast aubergine, red rice and pomegranate salad, and Turkish kofte

Entertaining in summer is so much easier than in winter. You can cook outside, which feels more liberating than being glued to the stove, plus you can eat outside, where things always taste better. And, maybe because the summer food is a little lighter, there doesn’t seem to be quite as much …

Bread

Ginger Lemonade

Ingredients<p>1 piece of 10 cm (70g) of ginger peeled and chopped<p>1 cup (250ml) of lemon juice (about 3 to 4 lemons)<p>1/3 cup (80ml) of maple syrup<p>6 cups …

Food

London's plastic water bottle waste is out of control, mayor is told

Committee calls for deposit return scheme and free refill stations after finding capital hooked on bottled water but not recycling<p>The amount of waste from single-use plastic bottles in London has risen out of control, according to a report from the London assembly environment committee.<p>It calls on …

Pollution

How to cook the perfect roasted cauliflower

Vegetables go in and out of fashion, just like hemlines. (They have always done so among those wealthy enough to have the luxury of choice, so you can pipe down about the last days of Rome at the back.) Take kale, a peasanty cabbage once so despised that the great Jane Grigson declined even to …

Cauliflower

Anna Jones’s recipes for sunny egg muffins and spring veg tart

Last Easter I went to my first egg-painting party. We sat around a table, blew the yolks and whites from thir shells until the eggs were satisfying little hollows, and we carefully painted them. I went for a Faberge creation in bright pastels; others were the faces of heavy-metal icons and cartoon …

Breakfast

10 of the best country campsites in France

The authors of the latest Cool Camping: France book pick the best family-friendly sites from Normandy to the Pyrenees<p>Historic chateau, Normandy<p>Since its commission – by none other than William the Conqueror – <b>Château de Monfréville</b>, 10km from the Normandy coast, has housed everyone from Walt …

France

I never wanted a camper until I saw the Bruder EXP-6

March 22nd, 2017<p>Bruder EXP-6 off-road camper<p>My god, would you look at that. It's the Bruder EXP-6 off-road camper, and watching the video above makes me want to upend my life and go get lost in the world.<p>I mean, look at the kitchen that's engineered to be accessible from both inside the vehicle and …

North Sea

How to Create a Cinematic Portrait Look with Capture One

Cold and moody processing is quite trendy lately. As I’ve been watching a lot of movies and cinematography tutorials, I began mimicking that …

Custom Fitted T-Shirts

4 Weeks, 4 Melanges<p>Black Merino Wool<p>Keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer<p>Daylight Colors<p>Custom Fitted T-Shirts<br>In Premium Quality<p>100% …

Clothing

A Non-Alcoholic Spirit That Tastes Just Like a Craft Cocktail

Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip, pulls a small book out of his bag—oil-softened, the once-crisp edges of the pages now rounded and dulled, with a pliable cover that reads ancient. Ben tells me it was this tattered tome that contributed to the creation of Seedlip, <b>a non-alcoholic spirit newly</b> …

Spain’s best restaurants – in the middle of nowhere

In our second extract from his book Grape, Olive, Pig, Matt Goulding reveals the amazing small restaurants and grills serving classic country dishes on the back roads of Spain<p>How paella got punked – and the Valencian chefs trying to save it<p><b>GRILL GODS</b><p>Man on fire: Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Basque …

Dining Rooms

Alfie the A-Frame and 10 Other A-Grade Accommodations

Sophisticated and undeniably modern, A-frame houses still exude a certain simple and rustic charm, especially when it comes to renting one for a weekend break.<p>Here is a selection of a few of our favorites that you can escape to in the US and beyond.<p>1. Cozy A-frame Cabin in the Redwoods<p>2. Sierra …

Northern California

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for spicy chicken tray-bake and lemon drizzle cake

Like most people, I am something of a creature of habit. Having children has made me more adventurous, as part of my quest to expand their horizons, but I still tend to use tried-and-tested methods just to make life easier. Today’s chicken dish is a case in point: in essence, it’s just a simple …

Ice Cream

Send us your tips for reducing food packaging waste

Guardian Cook is looking to source tips on keeping food packaging waste to a minimum. Share yours via GuardianWitness<p>For Cook’s green issue next week, we’re asking: how do you keep your use of food packaging to a minimum?<p>Have you picked up any clever tips in using or recycling packaging? Let us in …

Sustainability

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for celeriac

With all the actual crises going on in the world right now, I’m not sure how seriously I can take the courgette shortage that has left the spiralising brigade reeling. I’m all for eating vegetables, and certainly wouldn’t wish bad weather on any producer, but there isn’t any need to eat courgettes …

Italian Food

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for winter salads and slaws

There are two ways to get warm and happy in the kitchen right now. One is to turn on the oven or stove, and put on a pot to simmer away for a good few hours. I love this sort of slow, warming and hearty cooking, because it challenges the cold and grey outdoors. The other way, though, is to meet the …

Curries

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken with lemon, rosemary, garlic and potatoes<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that is comforting.<p>But this version is so sprightly and robust that I feel it …

Onions

Nigel Slater’s macaroni, chickpeas and tomato sauce

The recipe<p>Peel and roughly chop an onion, then soften it in a pan with 3 crushed cloves of garlic and 2 tbsp of olive oil. When the onions start to brown, add 1 tbsp of tomato purée, a 400g can of chopped tomatoes, half a stick of cinnamon, 2 bay leaves and pepper and salt. Simmer for 15 …

Chickpeas

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes<i>By Gary Taubes</i>Read at Aeon

Diabetes

Go on a Drone Tour of the Insane $820 Million Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall

The Hamburg Concert Hall finally wrapped up construction in November and is set to open next month in January – but despite that, feelings of …

Hamburg

Be At One to woo health-conscious customers with kale and spinach cocktails

Be At One on Thursday said it is expecting a New Year sales boost as health-conscious workers in London turn to “virtuous” alcoholic drinks, …

Soft drinks tax cannot solve obesity crisis on its own, academics say

A tax on sugar in soft drinks will prevent tens of thousands of people from becoming dangerously overweight but the obesity crisis will only be solved by a range of measures, including action to reduce sales of sweets and chocolates, experts said.<p>The soft drinks levy could potentially save up to …

Diabetes

Photography Graphic

Hover to zoom<p>Maps main relationships, terms & figures in photography.<p>OWN A PRINT<p>Hand printed screen print £39 (about €46 / $50) orSmall riso print …

Alcohol-free berry wine may help people with type 2 diabetes

Blueberries, and berries in general, are among foods labeled as “diabetes superfoods” by the American Association of Diabetes.<p>Food science …

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for warming winter vegetable soups

It’s the start of the silly season, and there are so many parties, events and carol concerts to go to that, whenever I have a rare night in, I want to hunker down and tuck into a great big bowl of comforting, nutritious food. Winter is a time to embrace carbs and vegetables, not least because …

Food Preservation