Food in the news – 3 January

Food in the news – 3 January 2015

Food in the news – here are the food stories that have been making the news this week, including wine ice-cream, why Coca-Cola is the best hangover cure and why oyster sales are rocketing.

Nando’s accidentally bills family £6,000 – enough for 500 whole chickens

Food in the news - Nandos accidentally bills family £6,000A British family were billed £6,235 in Nando’s in London – enough to pay for 480 whole peri-peri chickens. Businessman Aurel Lupsa and his family had actually dined on a modest meal of chicken wings – rather than an outright massacre of the chicken kingdom.

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Wine ice-cream is finally here: Praise the Lord

Food in the news - Wine ice-cream is hereOnce upon a time we had to choose between wine and ice cream, or buy both.  But now some clever soul has invented wine ice cream.  Two of the best things ever in one pot. And at five per cent alcohol you can actually get drunk from them (always eat responsibly).

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Why Coca-Cola is the best New Year hangover cure

Food in the news - Why Coca Cola is the best hangover cureAccording to a raft of celebrities, however, there’s only one cure that truly takes the edge off after a big night out: Coca-Cola.  The “Black Doctor” or “Red Ambulance”, as it’s been dubbed, has become the A-list hangover fix of choice.

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Goodbye to cheese and pineapple as oyster sales rocket

Food in the news - Goodbye to cheese and pineapple as oyster sales rocketAccording to Waitrose, there has been a 78 per cent increase in sales of fresh oysters this December, compared to last year.  For a long time the preserve of the rich, the shellfish have become more readily available since supermarkets started stocking them.

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Vladimir Putin keeps vodka cheap as Russian economic crisis deepens

Food in the news - Vladimir Putin keeps vodka cheapHe stayed strong as the price of oil cratered, but Russian president Vladimir Putin has finally been forced to intervene on an even more critical commodity: vodka.

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Belgian charity installs public fridge where people can leave food for the homeless and those in need

Belgian charity installs public fridgeBelgian charity organisation Corvia has installed a public fridge in a Brussels street where members of the general public can leave food for the homeless and those just needing a little helping hand, especially during the freezing winter months.

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Freeze Christmas leftovers to prevent waste

Festive food should be frozen to prevent wasteFreezing festive leftovers could help reduce Christmas food waste, equalling 2M turkeys and 74M mince pies, according to food waste charity Hubbub.

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Buy Scottish food, transport firms urged

Scottish food pledge sought from transport companiesBuy more Scottish food and drink is the message the government is sending to the nation’s airports, stations and ports in the form of an invitation to sign a new sourcing pledge.

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