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Fleet young chef wins tasty prize in national contest

15 year old Isabelle Chavez from St Nicholas School has created a stir in the final of this year’s exciting Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) Young Chef competition, in association with Filippo Berio. Isabelle, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fleet, won the trophy, after coming top out of thousands of youngsters […]

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Fried Food is OK

A Spanish study, widely reported in the UK, has found that eating fried food may not be bad for your heart, as long as you use olive oil or sunflower oil to make it. Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid found that there was no heightened risk of heart disease or premature death linked […]

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Young chef Josh takes a step closer to Tuscany with cooking contest triumph

WISBECH Grammar School student Josh Timms has cooked his way into the district final of the Rotary Young Chef of the Year contest. The talented chef wowed the judges, pipping competitors William Sloan, Jade Warrington and James Belcher to reach the East Anglian final. The students had two hours to cook a three-course meal, within […]

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Olive Oil

Tribune Media has reported five new studies indicating that women can lower their risk for breast cancer by eating the right foods, and top of the list is Olive Oil. “A woman can cut her chance of cancer by as much as two-thirds with good nutrition and weight management,” says Cheryl L. Rock, Ph.D., R.D., […]

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Research Indicates Olive Oil Reduces Stroke Risk by 40%

Experts have discovered that consuming olive oil can help prevent strokes among the over-65s. The story, reported in the Mirror newspaper, concluded that dietary recommendations for the over 65s should include olive oil to help prevent strokes. Experts examined the medical records of more than 7,000 people aged 65 and over from Bordeaux, Dijon and […]

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Olive Oil Diet Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A low fat diet is commonly prescribed to prevent various diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. While studies have shown that high fat diets may increase the risk of certain diseases such as cancer and diabetes, it appears that it is the type of fat that counts rather than the amount of fat. We […]

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Talented young chef wins national cookery competition

  After weeks of exhausting cookery competitions, practicing signature dishes and getting the recipes just right, Oliver McGeorge, from Ullswater College, has been awarded the title of RIBI Young Chef 2011. Oliver, 15, secured the judges’ votes on Saturday at Stratford-upon-Avon College, beating off the seven other finalists, with his menu: Starter: Pan seared scallops […]

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More Good Health News for Olive Oil

The Times recently reported a study by McGill University in Quebec which found that the fatty acids in olive oil can make your body burn food faster. In fact, the beneficial effect was still working up to 6 hours after volunteers had eaten a breakfast drizzled with olive oil! The scientists believe that the composition […]

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Caitlin Crowned Rotary Young Chef of the Year

Caitlin Grainger from Inverness has proved she is the cream of the crop after winning Rotary Young Chef 2010. Her three course menu wowed the judging panel which also included Hailey Vickers, winner of last year’s contest. Judge, David Marriott, said: “Caitlin’s performance, organisational skills and presentation were steady throughout the competition. She really impressed […]

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