Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant Pop-Up

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Just a quick post to let my fellow Londoners know that there’s a Jamie’s Fifteen Pop Up going on at Old Street Station today!

My very first cookbook was Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Naked Chef’ – I can still vividly remember queuing up outside Hammicks bookshop in Harrogate, about 12 or 13 years old, waiting to meet the man himself to get my book signed. He called me “sweetheart” and I’ve loved him ever since – that book is still sitting proudly on my bookshelf! I’m pretty sure it was him that got me into cooking in the first place, and in fact, inspired my generation to get into the kitchen. Prior to that, chefs on TV had always been older and frumpy. He made cooking ‘cool’!


I saw the pop-up being talked about on social media yesterday, so I thought I’d head over during my lunch hour. I…

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Diet Pepsi drops chemical sweetener in an attempt to satisfy public pressure—was it necessary?

Yes 100percent

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In what seems like good news, Diet Pepsi has chosen to take out aspartame (a chemically-made sweetener that is widely speculated to cause cancer) in the U.S. market. On Friday, the company announced the change due to feedback by their consumers that ranked the ingredient as the number one cause for why people have scaled back from the pop.

Yet, the controversy lies in them adding another lab-fabricated additive–a mix of sucralose and acesulfame potassium, that closely resembles Splenda.

no aspartame

Now, reports have been floating around for some time about how aspartame is linked to modern diseases and that Splenda is the better choice, but official studies have proved that there is no real case to prove that and that such statements were based only on Internet rumours. The Food and Drug Administration have time and again approved the use of aspartame concluding its safety, saying it is “one of the…

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