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Make your very own perfect cheese toastie

Make your very own perfect cheese toastie

Food
The task had been set, I had visited three of London’s best cheese toastie hotspots. I had done my research, tasted the toasties and I was going to try to use this knowledge to create the perfect one. You may be asking yourself, but why all of this effort for a cheese toastie? It’s because it's never just a cheese toastie. It's so much more, it's comfort and just what all of us need as the temperature starts to dip outside. You have to check out the video below to experience my passion towards this issue and hopefully it will urge you to get a load of cheese in and get creative. I used various elements from the three toasties which I had tasted in the capital at Melt Room, Pickle & Toast and Kappacasein and constructed my recipe. Here it goes:  Ingredients: 100g
How restaurants trick you into spending more

How restaurants trick you into spending more

Food
It might not be your choice what you end up ordering at the restaurant Were you feeling like steak before having a look at the menu? Sometimes what you choose when you dine out is not so much down to  your choice but the restaurant’s, selling you what’s most profitable for them. Front of house contacted Sue Bradley, Eating Psychology Coach, to understand why these tricks work so well on our subconsciousness. Bradley says that often, when we relate to food, the limbic brain is knocking out the prefrontal cortex; so the rational, ‘adult’ part of the brain is not fully able to control the situation, effectively leaving a toddler in charge who can hardly stay in control. Moreover, Bradley continues, 30-40% of total digestive response to a meal is due to the CPDR (Cephalic phase digestive
Become the next food shopping guru

Become the next food shopping guru

Food
The last few final assessments, long hours in the library, it is getting darker and darker by the day. The grand finale of Semester 1 is finally here! And so is Christmas… which for the most of us also means tighter budgets. As this year the celebration might be extra pricey, here are some tips to keep in mind when food shopping. 1.SHOP SMART Sure, shopping at Waitrose or Whole Foods can bring some pretentious urban aesthetic to one’s Instagram feed, but when a small bottle of spring water infused with three stalks of asparagus retails for the minimum hourly rate, you need to stop fooling yourself and head to the nearest Aldi or Lidl. Another tip is to check out the local area to spot if there are any small fruit and veg vendors, where you can grab almost 2kg of bananas for a pou
The dark side of working in fast food restaurants

The dark side of working in fast food restaurants

Food
Photo:Bloomberg Working in a fast food restaurant is one of the most terrible, but also one of the best life experience (teaches you that life sometimes might be tough). It is not a dream job, it is not something that anyone would like to do all their life. My father used to say you have to study hard, because otherwise you will end up flipping burgers in McDonalds. And where I am today? Flipping the burgers and shaking the fries in fast food restaurants (not in McDonalds but still). Being a part of this industry for almost three years led me to want to tell the story of how this workplace looks at the back of the kitchen. Apparently, it seems very easy: just flipping burgers all day long, or making fries. In fact, working in fast food restaurants might be a hell and here are few...
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