Latest food news – 28 February

Latest food news – the best food stories making the news this week

This week, we finally find out how to make a perfect bacon sandwich – it’s butter all the way for me though!  Does the idea of petting owls while drinking cocktails float your boat?  If it does, you’d better get down to Soho then and visit the owl bar.  Do you agree that cheese is Britain’s favourite crisp and would you really eat a KFC edible coffee cup?  It sounds crazy but these are the most quirky news stories making the news this week!

How to make the perfect bacon sandwich

Latest food news - How to make the perfect bacon sandwichThe nation’s favourite bacon butty recipe is white un-toasted sliced bread, smoked bacon and brown sauce. Shockingly, butter doesn’t get a look-in. The research found that although 25 per cent of Brits prefer their bacon sandwiched between white bread slices, 21 per cent would rather have a white bap.

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Is the design of your kitchen making you fat?

Latest food news - Is the design of your kitchen making you fat?Forget those fad diets – if you really want to lose weight, dine under blue light, remove the television from the kitchen and hide the biscuit tin. According to the psychologist Prof Brian Wansink, it’s our kitchens, workplaces, favourite restaurants and food shops that are making us fat.

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Owl bar is London’s latest ‘just one thing’ hip bar

Latest food news - Owl bar in LondonFollowing on from the cereal, cat and dog cafes and with joints like Burger & Lobster and Hummus Bros as its single-issue ancestors, an owl-themed cocktail bar is set to open in London. A pop-up open in Soho between March 19 and 25, Annie the Owl will allow patrons to do what they have always dreamed of – sip cocktails whilst petting live owls.

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You’ll never guess what Britain’s favourite crisp flavour is

Britains favourite crispWhat do you think is the nation’s favourite? Simple ready salted? Sexy salt and vinegar? Nope. The most popular flavour in Britain today is the cheese crisp. That’s right, cheese. Not cheese and onion. Cheese

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KFC to offer edible coffee cups

KFC to sell edible coffee cupKFC has unveiled its newest product: an edible coffee cup. The cup, named the ‘Scoff-ee Cup’ is made from biscuit, wrapped in sugar paper and then lined with a layer of heat-resistant white chocolate to keep the coffee hot and the cup crispy. Once the chocolate lining melts over time, the biscuit begins to soften causing it to melt in your mouth.

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Ben & Jerry’s launch three new flavours with a game-changing cookie core

Ben and Jerrys launch three new flavoursBen & Jerry’s are the undisputed kings of mind-blowing ice cream, and now they’ve upped the indulgence game once again. Ice cream fans, we have some VERY good news for you. Ben & Jerry’s have just launched three new flavours right here in the UK, and they will basically blow your mind.

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Prize for a bistro where everyone is a winner

Bistro where everyone is a winnerStar Bistro in Cheltenham, which has just been named the People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015. Two thirds of the staff have mental health issues, others have battled addiction. They might be blind or deaf, have autism, or be wheelchair users. And they all help run the kitchen and man the front of house at the establishment that has served up lunch and dinner to delighted customers since 2012.

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