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Cooking meat ‘sous-vide’ is recipe for food poisoning 

It is the fashionable cooking technique favoured by many MasterChef contestants. But now Government scientists have found the ‘sous-vide’ method of simmering vacuum-packed foods in a water bath could increase the risk of food poisoning. Tests showed that water temperatures in sous-vide cooking were too low to kill potentially deadly bugs such as salmonella, E.coli and campylobacter. Experts from Public Health England analysed 34 meals from restaurants, hotels and pubs which were mostly made up of chicken or duck breast cooked in a water bath. Government scientists have found the…

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Harsh spring frosts take toll on English apples

England’s apple harvest could be as much as 20 per cent down after the young fruit were damaged by harsh frosts in the spring. Picking is now underway, however growers are concerned that not only will the number of apples be down, but many are blemished or smaller than hoped for. A problem known as ‘frost ring’ leaves a ring of russet or brown scaly skin on apples if they are hit by a sharp frost. While they are perfectly good and healthy to eat, they do not live up…

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Loughborough gardener grows 4ft carrot

Simon Smith uses his back garden hobby as a form of therapy with his grandson Gardener Simon Smith prides himself on his prize-winning carrots. The 53-year-old sales manager traditionally grows crops for their quality, but this year’s harvest included one carrot which is rather more special for its quantity – as the huge veg stands as tall as his six-year-old grandson Oscar. Mr Smith uses his back garden hobby as a form of therapy with his grandson, who has autism and is deaf, and said the child was delighted with…

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Food: Return to Kirstie’s kitchen 

More brilliant recipes from her fab new book   Slow-cooked Asian lamb William’s crushed roast potatoes; Chocolate & coffee mousse SAVE 25 PER CENT ON KIRSTIE’S NEW BOOK Today’s recipes are from Kirstie’s Real Kitchen by Kirstie Allsopp, published by Hodder & Stoughton, price £25. As well as Kirstie’s personal introduction, chapters include breakfast, salads and vegetables, big dishes, children and fussy eaters, baking, Sunday roasts, picnics and barbecues, Christmas, and cocktails and drinks.  To order a copy for £18.75 (a 25 per cent discount) until 24 September, visit you-bookshop.co.uk or call…

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HEALTH RECIPES 

Dietitian shared what food and exercise best each decade

Shifting weight and knowing how to look after your body can become more complicated as you age. Each decade brings new lifestyle changes which can make it difficult to stay on top of your health and fitness. With this in mind, FEMAIL reached out to top Australian dietitian, Susie Burrell, who shared her advice on what to eat in each decade of your life. Shifting weight and knowing how to look after your body can become more complicated as you age YOUR LUCKY 20S AND 30S  FEMAIL reached out to top…

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