Eat Well – Therapeutic Foods

Currently in the UK, the Food Standards Agency, the Government and NHS guidelines indicate the healthiest way to eat to avoid obesity is to use the “eat well plate” This is essentially a simple way to ensure that you eat the “right” amount from each food group. It recommends plenty … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Nigella Lawson

In this week’s Born This Day series, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Nigella Lawson who was born on 6 January 1960. Nigella is renowned for her flirtatious manner of presenting and has been called the “Queen of Food Porn”. Biography Nigella Lawson (born 6 January 1960) is an English … Continue reading

Importance of Good Sources of Calcium

City Connect’s Health Writer Thierry Clerc looks at calcium and discusses the importance of getting good sources of calcium from the foods you eat. You may be surprised to hear that diary is not the best source of calcium we’ve all been led to believe. Read his full article below… … Continue reading

Securely Nutritious

Food security. We commonly think of the term as referring to whether someone has access to food and that enough food is available. However, there’s food and then there’s safe and nutritious food. Karyn Havas and Mo Salman of Colorado State University argue that we should also think of food … Continue reading

Raspberry Ketone

Raspberry ketone, more specifically, 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)butan-2-one, is an organic compound, a phenolic or ketonic compound depending on which end you focus on, present in red raspberries, it’s the main chemical that gives them their distinctive aroma. As such, it is used widely in perfumery, cosmetics, and the food industry, giving products … Continue reading

Allo Bhathure – Deep Fried Bread Stuffed with Potatoes

A few weeks ago my husband wanted to have some choley bhathure for the weekend and so I prepared it for him. While I was preparing the dough I started thinking about my childhood trip to Delhi and my mind was flooded with old memories (read here if you want to know more). … Continue reading

Brewing Up Synthetic Yeast

Brewing up synthetic yeast – My latest news story for Chemistry World discusses artificial life. US scientists have taken the first tentative steps towards a synthetic yeast genome. They’re not planning to bake bread or brew beer with their new artificial life form but the work could expand the toolbox with … Continue reading

Massor Lentils and Sweetcorn Daal

Did you remember the recent hose pipe ban in the United Kingdom? It was rather strange that our country faced one of the driest periods on record. So the government issued a ban that effected almost 20 million people, introducing fines of up to £1000 if used. The government urged … Continue reading

Browns Cambridge – Dining with Tradition

This week City Connect is reporting on one of the finest and most famous of all Cambridge restaurants: Browns Restaurant. Browns is situated on leafy Trumpington street in central Cambridge and thus easily reachable by anyone from in and outside of Cambridge. Some of our writers went for an evening … Continue reading

Look Younger Using Nutrigenomics

London Life Coach & Wellbeing Consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about Dr Perricone’s research into nutrigenomics. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com Last year, you heard us talk about epigenetics which is the study of changes produced in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in … Continue reading

Corkers: Rock & Roll Crisps in Space

The press pack for these Corkers Crisps tells me they are made from a unique variety of potato (Naturalo, apparently), are sliced thinner for a better texture, are made locally and sustainably in Cambridgeshire, are served on BA, at Kew Gardens and The British Library, have been on television and … Continue reading

Should We Expect Less This Christmas?

There was a recent report done about the number of chocolates that you would be getting in a tin of Roses™ chocolates for Christmas this year, which showed that on average, there would be two less chocolates per tin in the year of 2011. Of course, the price has not … Continue reading

Farmers’ Market at Cambridge Hotel du Vin

At the weekend, I stopped by Cambridge’s Hotel du Vin for their farmers’ market and barbecue event, organised by the hotel to showcase some of their various food and drink suppliers with both samples and produce to buy. We were greeted at the entrance by roasting chestnuts and an array … Continue reading