Sunday, July 21The Voice of London

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A calorie list of Christmas drinks

A calorie list of Christmas drinks

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The healthiest and unhealthiest offerings from Caffè Nero, Costa and Starbucks. Reporter: Yueer Wang | Subeditor: Ivelina Nikolova The leading coffee chains in Britain have released Christmas drink menus in early November, and they provide customers with nearly 20 choices. With so many drinks to choose from, we wonder which one you should have if you are watching your waistline, and which one is the best alternative when cutting the calories in your diet. After we dissected the drink reports from Caffè Nero, Costa and Starbucks, we found out the top five most calorific Christmas drinks and the healthiest one. Topping of the chart is Starbucks’ Chocolate fudge Frappuccino. Having been criticised for the staggering amounts of sugar in its hot chocolate, the festival drink fro
Social media food trends in 2016

Social media food trends in 2016

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A recap of five of the most famous food trends on social media throughout 2016. Reporter: Elitsa Grigorova| Subeditor: Visnja Marjanovic Another year is dawning and with it all the Internet trends established throughout it. These days something new and original hide around almost every corner. With more than thousands of views a few seconds video showing a man putting melted cheese on top of pasta can make the Internet go crazy about it within few days. Take a look at my top 5 most famous internet food sensations throughout 2016. Kasutera or Castella cake You have probably seen some videos circulating on Instagram of giant fluffy breads being sliced very precisely by a chef.  Well these sponge fellows are especially popular in Japan for decades. However before they came one of th

Chilli helps you live longer

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Spicy food encourages longer life according to latest scientific discoveries. Reporter: Ivelina Nikolova | Subeditor: Visnja Marjanovic Researchers from Harvard University examined a Chineese study which took place for the period of seven years among 485 thousand people, more than 20 thousand of whom died for the period. All participants filled surveys about their diet and lifestyle, and handed over medical exams’ results for the aim of the research which appeared in BMJ. A spacier diet promises a longer life. Although researched can’t certainly say why, chili is proven life stimulator since people are 10 percent less likely to die if they consume chilli flavoured food. Besides, having spicy food daily reduces your risk of death with 14percent. Of course, there are other facto

Christmas Blueberry and raspberry amandines (Gluten Free)

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The combination of the sweetness of the almond cream and the juice from the cooked berries will be a perfect dessert for Christmas dinner. Reporter: Phuong Thu Nguyen Serve: 6 Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 quantity Pate Sucree 1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp soya, rice, almond or coconut milk 220g mixture of blueberries and raspberries 30g flaked almonds 175g apricot jam ¼ lemon juice Cold water Frangipane Filling: 100g dairy-free spread 100g unrefined caster sugar 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk 110g ground almonds 25g wheat- and gluten free plain flour 2 tbsp Kirsch, crème de cassis or crème de framboise How to: -Make the pastry and use to line the 6 tarlet tins and transfer to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes. Meanwhile
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