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They give good service, don't require a tip and will never leave a hair in your soup. Are robot waiters the way forward? A restaurant in China seems to think so.
Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook has become the fastest selling non-fiction title of all time. Pukka work from the Essex chef.
Man has potato only diet for 60 days and I thought I had too many potatoes during the week.
How to slice a bagel into two linked halves never eat a boring sliced bagel again!
200 year old beer and wine finally drunk and I thought I had some old stuff in the cupboards.
An iPhone app that tells you what products in the supermarket are good / bad for you. The grading system is a nice touch to get at an "at a glance" verdict on which brand you should buy.
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Mobile phone app tells you how many calories you are about to eat from a photograph. I doubt it's too accurate but would be good if it does work!
More rigorous food safety laws have been proposed in the USA.
San Francisco bans Happy Meals with toys - they will be back but healthier, a good start anyway!
McDonald's and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy this doesn't sound good...
The calories system might need to be revamped. The article says the system is inaccurate by up to 25%
Another lab test to see the state of McDonalds burgers but it shows cooking your own in the same style also does not rot the burger, nice to see a fair test.
What's in fast food chicken? It's not just the sausages and burgers you should avoid!
Fast food infographic. Some great information such as strawberry flavoured milkshakes contain over 50 chemicals!
Live crab vending machine - the temperature of the machine makes the crabs go into hibernation.
Video explaining why buying organic costs more.
Informational image explaining the benefits of cooking at home instead of eating out.
Jamie Oliver has a show on Channel 4 weekdays at 17:30 called Jamie's 30 Minute Meals. I shall be buying the book and trying some of them out!
Fish farming without the guilt - this fish naturally migrates to fresh water so maybe we should eat this instead of farmed...
A comparison of food portions from now and 20 years ago. Maybe it's time to start ordering small portions from the menu rather than medium.
First lady asks restaurants to serve healthy foods. Public pressure might start menus adding more healthy food and health information next to each item?