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New research has revealed that children across the UK just aren’t stepping up to the plate when it comes to simple facts about the food they eat – with almost half of children under eight not knowing that eggs come from chickens

To encourage more people to cook and eat together, IKEA has launched The Dining Club in Shoreditch – a fully immersive ‘Do-It-Yourself’ restaurant – which will open its doors from 10 – 25 September 2016. Italian sausage pasta recipe Members of the public can book to host a brunch, lunch or dinner party for up to 20 friends and family. Italian sausage hoagie recipe Supported by their very own sous chef and maître de, the host and their guests will orchestrate an intimate dining experience where cooking together is celebrated and eating together is inspirational

Gatwick Airport has teamed up with London dim sum restaurant Ping Pong to create a limited edition menu with a distinctly British twist; including a Full English Bao and Beef Wellington Puff, to celebrate the launch of the airport’s new route to Hong Kong

To celebrate the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, photographers share tips on how to create an award winning food photography using the full-frame, palm-sized interchangeable lens Sony α7R II camera.

Italian sausage recipe food network A series of stunning food photography images capture the exquisite, mouth-watering detail of the dinner table close up. Italian sausage recipe with rice Tapping into the growing trend of food photography, renowned food photographer Hugh Johnson has shared his step-by-step guide to capturing incredible gastronomic imagery. Italian sausage pasta recipe white sauce Winning and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at Somerset House from 22 April – 8 May

Unique pizza art has been created by Zizzi in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. Best italian sausage pasta recipe The pizza features the queen in an iconic pose illustrated with fresh and tasty Italian ingredients on a backdrop of the Union Jack

Blue potatoes, once a staple part of British potato crops, are back on the menu thanks to a Cambridge scientist turned-organic farmer and Farmdrop, an online marketplace that lets people buy direct from local farms. Mild italian chicken sausage recipes Cambridge PhD graduate-turned farmer, Adrian Izzard has used traditional growing techniques at Wild Country Organics to produce the colourful spuds, packed with healthy cell-protecting anthocyanin, which had previously disappeared from UK plates when post-war farmers were pushed towards higher-yielding varieties

France is planning to usurp Scotland’s reputation as the home of the world’s best whisky, fired by a growing national obsession with the drink. Turkey italian sausage recipe According to a study by retail consultants Bonial, the French drink more whisky than any other country – an average of 2.15 litres a year, compared to 1.8 litres in second-placed Uruguay and the US in third on 1.4 litres

The London Contemporary Orchestra prepares for one of a kind performance in iconic St Luke’s in Old Street. Fresh italian sausage recipe After unique collaboration with Cadbury Dairy Milk they’ve produced an incredible multi-sensory live event, which will go ahead on 23 February, pairing the sound music with the taste of chocolate (the event is free to the public!)

The Cadbury Creme Egg cafe has opened on Greek Street in Soho, London and it welcomes everyone on the weekends, until 6 March 2016. Recipe to make italian sausage The menu offers most delicious creme egg toasties and cakes and you may want to jump in to the ball pool for some more fun (available for children and adults!)

The inventor of the Cronut – a croissant and doughnut hybrid – is set to launch his first bakery in London. Italian sausage recipe easy Dominique Ansel announced that his eponymous bakery will open at some point in 2016 on Instagram by posting an image of one of his famous pastries decorated with a Union Jack flag. Jennie o italian turkey sausage recipes The chef said he was “thrilled” about his new venture

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so many of us do as we are told and grab a bowl of cereal before we head out the door. Italian sausage bean soup recipe But an expert has warned that while many cereals boxes claim their contents are the perfect start to the day, many are packed full of sugar and carbohydrates with little nutritional value. Rigatoni recipe with italian sausage Even some seemingly-health muesli cereals have a lot of added sugar in the form of honey, malt, molasses, dried fruit or “even fruit juice”

For guests seeking a dining experience with a twist, Alton Towers Resort launches the UK’s first Rollercoaster Restaurant, brand new and opening in May 2016. Homemade italian sausage recipes The new restaurant is set below a vast rollercoaster track where diners can watch as their order tackles two gravity defying loop-the-loops before dropping 8m/26ft down the tornado spiral to their table. Recipe homemade italian sausage To ensure that the menu is up to the challenge, each of the dishes will be put through its paces at the Resort’s extensive test centre to guarantee that each one can withstand the force

After Bradford was named the Curry Capital of Britain for the fifth year running, a map has been released showing which regions of Britain enjoy a spicy curry and which prefer the milder variants. Johnsonville sweet italian sausage pasta recipe According to the map developed by Hari Ghotra, Kent, Essex, West Yorkshire and Lancashire are the heat-handling kings of Britain, while Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all prefer milder curries. Sweet italian turkey sausage recipe The data was collected by monitoring the location of social media posts that mentioned names of curries. Homemade hot italian sausage recipe These were then given a spice rating and were then collated to give each area a score out of 1000

Victorians threw cold water over themselves, Native Americans licked their own sweat and Ancient Egyptians would cast spells on their beer. Italian sausage recipe crock pot These days, the office barfly is more likely to be seen sipping an Alka-Seltzer the day after the night before. Authentic italian sausage recipe But the hangover-treatment industry is now reported to be worth billions, so it’s no wonder everyone from big pharma to quirky hipster start-ups are inventing new and enticing ways to cash in on the painful headaches and slumps in productivity – starting by preventing hangovers in the first place. Ground italian sausage pasta recipe One of the latest miracle cures to hit the shelves in 2015 is salami. Italian sausage recipe slow cooker Serious Pig, a Peckham-based craft meat business, has developed what it calls “the world’s first hangover- preventing meat treat”

Search where you will in the most exclusive cheese shops in France and you will no longer find a bleu de Termignon, a vacherin d’Abondance or a galette des Monts-d’Or. Mild italian sausage recipes They are among 50 species of French cheese to have vanished in the past four decades. Spaghetti and italian sausage recipe The survival of French cheese made in the traditional manner with lait cru or raw, unpasteurised milk, is threatened by the “bacteriological correctness” of European and national food safety regulation

We are living through a new era of creative, non-alcoholic drinks that go way beyond a coke or sweet mocktail. Homemade italian chicken sausage recipes The world is becoming more health conscious. Italian sausage seasoning recipe There’s the war on sugar, and teetotalism is on the rise, with more than one in five not drinking at all (especially young adults), according to The National Statistics for Adult Drinking Habits. Jennie o sweet italian turkey sausage recipes This abstinence is even more pronounced in London, with almost one in three turning away from alcohol. Recipe for homemade italian sausage An increasing number of mixologists are applying their talents to the creation of non-alcoholic drinks that taste as good as their boozy alternatives

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Michelin starred chef, Simon Rogan in action cooking a menu inspired by the provenance ingredients in the new Chef’s Signature range from Kettle Chips. Spaghetti with italian sausage recipe Kettle Chips, the nation’s favourite premium crisp brand, has launched the new range of crisps with exciting new seasonings, made with the highest quality food ingredients rather than chemicals or artificial flavours

Britain’s avocado coulovers are facing a significant increase in the cost of their favourite salad food because the so-called superfood is becoming too popular. Italian sausage spices recipe High demand from health-conscious consumers has led Peru to triple its avocado exports since 2010, with exports to the UK up 58% over the past year

Burger King could become the first fast food chain to sell alcohol in its UK restaurants. Italian sausage soup recipes olive garden The popular eatery plans to sell American beers in plastic bottles from this month onwards. Mild italian sausage recipe The beverages are only to be consumed on restaurant premises

Guinness is set to become vegan friendly for the first time in its 256-year history, as the company announced its plan to stop using fish bladders in its filters

Salmon that ends up on the dinner table may not be salmon at all, a study has suggested. Italian sausage stew recipe The problem of salmon mislabelling has become an increasing issue in the US in the winter months, according to American research published by Oceana. Italian sausage seasoning blend recipe The findings show that 43 per cent of the salmon tested was mislabelled – the most common instance of this being when farmed Atlantic salmon was sold as wild salmon

Fast-food chain McDonald’s is throwing its hat into the UK’s gourmet burger ring after launching its Signature Collection. Ground pork italian sausage recipe The premium burgers, which feature the restaurant’s thickest ever beef patty made from 100 per cent British and Irish beef, were made available in 28 restaurants in London and the South

Ingredients, a new book co-created by photographer Dwight Eschliman and food writer Steve Ettlinger distils 25 products, including popcorn, Red Bull and chicken soup, focusing on 75 of the most common food additives and revealing what each one looks like, where it comes from and why it is used. Italian sausage potato soup recipe McDonald’s chicken nuggets were found to contain 40 different ingredients. Italian pork sausage pasta recipe These included dextrose, a sugar also used by shoe makers to make leather more pliable, and corn starch, used for thickening food as well as also being a substitute for petrol

Dark beers are more suited to cold months, so the thinking goes, but in one part of the world they’re always popular. Italian sausage and pasta recipe “Lots of breweries in New Zealand have got stouts and porters among their best sellers,” says Stu McKinlay, one half of the duo behind Wellington brewing company Yeastie Boys. Homemade spicy italian sausage recipe McKinlay recently swapped Wellington for west Kent in order to launch Yeastie Boys in the UK, and he’s joined forces with four other breweries (8 Wired, Renaissance, Three Boys, Tuatara) as part of the New Zealand Craft Beer Collective, to promote his country’s finest over here

A recent WHO report warning that processed and red meats can cause cancer may have left you thinking a little harder about whether to pick up that bacon butty for breakfast or ditch a beef-filled Bolognese for dinner – but how worried should we be? The review of 800 studies for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) prompted global health experts to cast processed meats – including bacon, ham and sausages – into the ominous-sounding list of group 1 carcinogens, where they joined formaldehyde, gamma radiation and cigarettes. Hot italian sausage pasta recipe Eating just a 50g portion of processed meat – or two rashers of bacon – a day increases the risk of bowel cancer by 18 per cent, the experts concluded

Devon, Norfolk, Yorkshire and Somerset offer the best fish and chips in the UK, according to the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards. Ground turkey italian sausage recipe Selected from a shortlist of 10 semi-finalists, Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips in Babbacombe, Devon; No 1 Cromer in Cromer, Norfolk; Papa’s Fish and Chips in Willerby, East Yorkshire; The Scallop Shell in Bath, Somerset; and Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby, North Yorkshire have been declared the best restaurants serving the traditional English dish