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Nigel Slater samples Middle Eastern cooking in new TV series

In a brand new TV series, Nigel Slater embarks on a Middle Eastern food adventure, exploring some of the oldest and grandest cuisines in the world. The food writer, journalist and broadcaster visits Lebanon in the first episode of ‘Nigel Slater’s Middle East’, which airs this Friday (February 2) at …

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Tom Kerridge tops The Sunday Times Bestsellers

Tom Kerridge’s new cookbook is top of ‘The Sunday Times’ list of bestselling manuals. ‘Lose Weight For Good’ is a tie-in to the Michelin-starred chef’s BBC Two series, which follows Tom as he mentors a group of struggling dieters and aims to prove they can lose weight for good by …

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Joe Wicks set to visit Spring Fair

Meyer Group has announced that fitness guru Joe Wicks will be at the Spring Fair on Monday February 5. He will give a cookery demonstration on Meyer Group’s stand (F50-G51) in Hall 9 of the NEC in Birmingham at 10.30am, followed by a Q & A session. The TV presenter …

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Home sales up 2.9% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday January 27) were £75.9 million: up 4.7% on the same week last year. The department store group’s head of shop trade for the south and west Alison Smith said Home sales rose 2.9%, “due to customers taking advantage of final …

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Waitrose shoppers celebrate Burns Night and start spring cleaning

Total sales for Waitrose last seek (to Saturday January 27) excluding fuel were up 0.7% on the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said sales of foods associated with Burns Night – which was celebrated last Thursday (January 25) – rose 18%, with the Scottish …

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One week to go to The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018

The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 are one week away and tickets for this prestigious event are selling fast – so now is the time to book your place! Organised by Housewares Magazine and its digital partner www.HousewaresLive.net in partnership with the Spring Fair, the Awards will reward the best of …

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Record demand for ‘no and low’ alcohol drinks at Tesco

New Year’s resolutions to enjoy a healthier January have held strong among Tesco shoppers, with the grocer revealing record sales of low alcohol beer, wine and spirits. In total over the last four weeks, demand for low alcohol beer, wine and spirits has rocketed by more than 100% compared with …

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BBC One names judges for new TV show: Britain’s Best Cook

BBC One has revealed the judging line-up for its brand new home cookery show ‘Britain’s Best Cook’. Mary Berry will be joined by Dan Doherty and Chris Bavin. Together they will judge contestants on the competitive show which celebrates ‘truly exceptional home cooks’. Presented by Claudia Winkleman, the eight-part series …

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Brits hoard £11 billion worth of unused housewares

From sushi mats to sous vides, Brits have a staggering £11 billion worth of housewares that they never actually use, according to a new survey. Research by recipe kit delivery service HelloFresh reveals that the average household boasts £415 worth of unused housewares – and 58% of Brits admit they …

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BRC-Springboard: Christmas sees changing shopper behaviour

December footfall decreased sharply by 3.5% year-on-year, which is the biggest decline since March 2013, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the five weeks from November 26 to December 30, the BRC-Springboard footfall and vacancies monitor shows that all regions showed a drop in …

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