Scientist claims alcohol will disappear in a GENERATION

Professor David Nutt of Imperial College says alcosynth will be the new booze The alternative has the same effects but doesn't damage your health, it's said But you can't get as drunk on the synthetic liquor as you can with real booze By Imogen Blake For Mailonline Savour your favourite tipple now as you may not be drinking alcohol within a generation, according to a top scientist. Professor David Nutt, a former government drugs adviser of Imperial College London, says synthetic Read more [...]

Kirstie’s Christmas feast: Glazed ham

By Kirstie Allsopp For The Daily Mail From a fabulous glazed ham to this last-minute Christmas cake – Kirstie Allsopp shares her favourite festive recipes  This juicy ham recipe is a succulent addition to roast dinners throughout Christmas Every year we get our Christmas ham from Phil Spencer, my partner on Location, Location, Location. Phil is a man of Kent, his family are farmers in Kent, and thus the ham we gratefully receive each year is from Kent! Read more [...]

Slimming World gives former free pasta pots a Syn count

Mug Shots and Batchelors Pasta 'n' Sauce pouches now have Syn counts Slimming World said the convenience pots weren't 'satisfying' enough 'Free' foods have to be low calories and filling to escape a Syn count  By Imogen Blake For Mailonline Dieters on the popular Slimming World plan are furious after being told a range of pasta pots are no longer 'free' foods but have to be counted as 'Syns'. The company, which has 900,000 paid-up members, allocates Syn points to all types of food. However Read more [...]

Jamie Oliver’s recipe for black roast potatoes for Xmas

Jamie Oliver revealed the secret to his new trick to make BLACK roasties The celebrity chef, 42, revealed his secret - half a bottle of balsamic vinegar He said 'It’s a simple, slightly nutty, but brilliant idea' but 'quite shocking looking' The 'Arrosto Misto' recipe will be broadcast as part of Jamie's Italian Christmas By Alisha Rouse and Laura Lambert For The Daily Mail For most budding cooks, black roast potatoes are a definitely no-no. But for Jamie Oliver, it’s all part Read more [...]

Bake Off judge Prue Leith freezes turkey before Christmas

Prue Leith stirred up controversy for revealing she stuffs turkey, then freezes it Bake off judge raised fears over food safety, as stuffed turkey is harder to defrost The chef says she ‘cheats like anything’ by freezing a boned, stuffed turkey FSA advises thorough cooking if baking turkey from frozen to avoid salmonella  By Laura Lambert For The Daily Mail Prue Leith unwittingly left fans hotly debating food safety today, after she suggested freezing Read more [...]

Pinterest reveals weird food and drink trends for 2018

Pinterest's 100 Report reveals food and drink trends set to be big in 2018 They include plenty of vegan-inspired dishes such as snap pea snacks We're also cutting back on alcohol in 2018, with mocktails becoming fashionable By Imogen Blake For Mailonline With 2018 just around the corner, experts are looking forward to the food and drink trends that are set to take off next year. And it looks as if we will all be eating more vegan cuisine even if we don't adopt a plant-based lifestyle, Read more [...]

Are these the worst Christmas food fails of all time? 

People have shared their most hilarious festive food fails in a gallery online   Amateur bakers have shared their expectations versus the finished result  Others got experimental producing a sprout G&T and a candy cane pizza By Imogen Blake For Mailonline It's the season to be jolly, but these terrible festive food fails might make you feel queasy instead. Photos of some of the funniest Christmas treats that look anything but appetising have been shared online, and they Read more [...]

What top UK chefs are cooking this year for Christmas

Four chefs share tales of what they enjoy to eat on the big day All of them bring influences from their homelands to the table Icelandic Michelin-starred chef Aggri Sverrisson says he doesn't drink on Dec 24 Spanish chef José Pizzaro cooks a sea bass instead of poultry By Imogen Blake For Mailonline Most people will be tucking into a traditional turkey with all the trimmings on Christmas Day this year. But what do some of the UK's top chefs eat when they're not slaving away Read more [...]

Tampa breweries are making KRISPY KREME beer

Tampa-area breweries Hidden Springs Ale Works and Arkane Aleworks worked together on the concoction They are brewing a Russian imperial stout with the two different types of doughnuts in separate batches It will be on tap and available to buy in bottles in January By Carly Stern For You definitely could not call these 'light' beers. Two Tampa Bay, Florida-area bars have combined their talents — and their sweet tooth tendencies — to collaborate on a new Read more [...]

How to trade Quality Street chocolates fairly

Graphics reveal the real proportion of chocolates in a 750g tub of Quality Street A poll also shows how many of each chocolate customers would prefer to have in a tub Researchers devised a 'fair' trading system based on the value of each chocolate to diffuse arguments  By Imogen Blake For Mailonline It's the source of many arguments every year and families are known to get very angry if all their favourite Quality Street chocolates have been eaten. It often seems as if there are Read more [...]