The latest research shows that the concept of detoxing is deeply flawed at best - and at worse actually harmful. You see the liver cleanses and detoxes itself on a daily basis and is pretty damn efficient at doing its job.
While the majority of the country is up in arms about horse meat sneaking it's way into their microwaveable-freeze-dried-long-life-nuclear-treated fast food, I can't help but think, so what?
The horsemeat scandal has served to highlight the inadequacies of a food system driven by profit, and the fact that it's those buying the cheapest food who are falling victim to them. Processed food makes money. But, it does not make us well.
We are conflicted because our concern for animal welfare is at odds with our culinary preferences. This involves a denial of the living and mental qualities of the animals, from which our meals are extracted.
As you would expect with 'memories' written right into the title this is part cookbook and part memoir. Lucy Boyd was brought up around food as the daughter of Rose Gray, lived in Italy and works in the gardens at the amazing Petersham Nurseries, quite a stunning résumé!
While it is unlikely moderate amounts of these foods will harm you, in large quantities - or in certain conditions - they may do more damage to your health than you think. Here are some of the most toxic common foods.
A rather grand colleague drifted over to me as I was flagging down a passing tray of miniature devilled eggs. "Your people", he observed, eyeing me over his cognac, "do like to eat." Well yes, we do. And where's the shame? Jews and food - everyone knows it, and so it was impossible to take offense.
Maybe the AMRC should have looked to Denmark for answers, or at least for the wrong answers. In 2011 they brought in their own fat tax on foods containing more than 2.3 % saturated fat. But less than two years later it's been deemed a failure and is to be abolished.
The fact that obesity stories are frequently written in emotive language that can elicit disgust and engender spiteful comments (from presumably slim) readers, leads to obese people being ashamed to admit they are seeking help.
Marc Fosh's Misa Braseria & Bar is located in the heart of the old city in Palma, a little off the beaten track; it's a great wee find. It's not over ...
The need for crisis management has never been greater for the food industry. So what does the current horse meat debacle tell us about the right and wrong ways to tackle crisis management?
Wouldn't it be fantastic to look 10lbs lighter immediately? This is actually possible without going on some crazy starvation diet or spending hours in the sauna!
People look at me with confusion when they see the amount of kale and broccoli in my trolley - five a day is not wrong but it is certainly not right either. Make it your mission to eat that and more. If you are serious about being lean, happy and healthy these are essential.
This classic Tuscan Acquacotta is a packed full of vegetables and enriched with poached egg. A great meal for lunch or dinner, the thick and tasty soup is ideal to warm-up the last weeks of February. Pair with a glass of Morellino di Scansano (which originates from the same region as the dish) and enjoy the weekend.
It's the second part of our two tier trip to Majorca and we are taking a wee trip to the Tramuntana Mountains, for a three night stay at the Gran Son ...
As expected from the title this is not a ground-breaking selection of recipes - these are family styled dishes mostly, with a few exceptions. Quite a lot of the recipes are too simple to really need instruction.