Why Shrimp Scampi Has Been On America’s Mind All Week

James Comey made us start thinking about shrimp scampi. In the former FBI director’s interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired last weekend, Comey spoke about Donald Trump’s character, the weirdness of his hairstyle, and also a popular Italian-American dish from the 1970s, shrimp scampi. When Comey was asked about the details of his infamous 2017 dinner meeting with Trump, he said it didn’t take much time to get down to business. “I think it was probably during the salad, before the shrimp scampi,” Comey said. And suddenly, everyone watching craved a pile of…

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Waitrose to ban paper coffee cups in move shoppers brand a ‘marketing scoop’ | Food | Life & Style

Waitrose coffee was once free for customers, but now only those who spend in the store and bring their own cups will be able to have the hot drink. In a move that some have criticised on Twitter, Waitrose announced: “We’re removing all disposable takeaway cups from our shops by the autumn. “You can still enjoy a free hot drink when you shop with us; remember to bring your own reusable cup and your myWaitrose card with you. #KeepYourCup.” This is part of the chain’s move to reduce plastic use…

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How Long You Can Keep Leftover Ham?

Now, go eat your leftovers with confidence. Fresh (uncured) ham, cooked3-4 days in refrigerator, 3-4 months in freezer Cured ham, cook-before-eating, after consumer cooks it3-5 days in refrigerator, 1-2 months in freezer Spiral-cut hams and leftovers from consumer-cooked hams3-5 days in refrigerator, 1-2 months in freezer Country ham, cooked7 days in refrigerator, 1 month in freezer Before they go bad, use your leftovers in these delicious recipes: Source link

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Bamboo pesto? Supermarket own brands contain THESE cheaper ingredients | Food | Life & Style

A test of 12 own-brand standard and premium pestos – all made in Italy – found a range of additions to the sauce’s traditional four key ingredients of basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil.  Which? found all of the standard pestos were made with between 42 per cent and 49 per cent basil, but also contained cheaper alternatives to the traditional ingredients such as cashew nuts instead of pine nuts, or a mix of both.  Olive oil was also substituted with sunflower oil, and parmesan with less expensive Grana…

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The Best Instant Pot Recipes For Spring

Greetings, Potheads. The past six months have been prime Instant Pot season, haven’t they? The colder weather and holiday vibes hosted the perfect environment for the chilis and stews that the Instant Pot so gloriously executes. Everything has been great. Super great.  EXCEPT IT’S REALLY NOT. We absolutely cannot eat one more chili or stew. Seriously, we can’t. And neither can our loved ones, who we fear will plan a mutiny any day now. It’s time to break free from this hot, salty prison we’ve created for ourselves. Thankfully, the Instant Pot has…

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Fondue enjoying a boom as foodies take a dip back to the ’70s | Food | Life & Style

But fondue is enjoying a boom thanks to a combination of nostalgia, comfort eating and the trend for sharing meals. Even Brexit is a factor in the rebirth of the classic dinner party favourite, according to a top psychologist. Professor Charles Spence has analysed the reasons behind the revival which has trebled sales of fondue sets over the last two years. Fondue – dunking bread into melted cheese or meat into hot oil – was invented by the Swiss to warm up cold winter nights. Nowadays the special long forks…

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These Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Magical

Here’s a common baking conundrum: You want to bake brownies, but you dread the temptation of eating the entire batch. Oh, and one other thing: You don’t want to share. We’ve found a healthy compromise. In case you didn’t know, Ella Mills is the queen of healthy brownies. She’s the face of the popular U.K.-based blog (which is now verging on an empire) called Deliciously Ella. She famously cooked her way out of illness with a healthy diet she created for herself, and now she shares her recipes with the rest…

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Do YOU eat the same foods every day? Brits hate to stray from what they like | Food | Life & Style

A study of 2,000 adults revealed not wanting to stray from what they like, a lack of time to be more adventurous and being a fussy eater means many eat identical meals and snacks on a loop. One in three even went as far as to say they are completely ‘stuck in a rut’ when it came to their diet. More than half of those who eat foods on repeat admitted to being so caught up in the routine they just do it out of habit, while 46 per cent…

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The 10 Most Popular Instagram Recipes From March 2018

March is supposed to come in like a lion and out like a lamb. But in the world of Instagram food, it’s more like, “In like a slow-cooked stroganoff, out like a flower-adorned cake.” The palates of HuffPost Taste’s Instagram followers didn’t change much from February, when they went for the typical comfort foods of deep winter ― and for good reason. Remember those four nor’easters in March? Instagram remembers them too. Rather than double-tapping lighter spring fare, our followers in March most liked four comforting desserts, two pastas, three oven-baked savory…

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Starbucks coffee must come with cancer warning thanks to acrylamide content judge rules | Food | Life & Style

Starbucks and 89 other coffee retailers were sued by a not-for-profit group on the grounds they were violating a California law requiring companies to warn consumers of chemicals in their products that could potentially cause cancer. The chemical in question in this case is acrylamide, a byproduct of roasting coffee beans present in high levels in brewed coffee. LA Superior Court judge Elihu Berle said Starbucks and other companies had failed to show there was no significant risk from the carcinogen produced in the coffee roasting process, according to court…

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