M&S investors spooked by slowdown in food sales

A slowdown in food sales at Marks & Spencer has spooked investors who have increasingly relied on brisk trade in its upmarket food halls to prop up its struggling clothing arm. M&S’s shares were marked down by more than 4% after the retailer revealed food sales in stores open more than one year had fallen over the last three months. The 0.1% decline – contrasting with a 0.6% rise pencilled in by analysts – comes at a time when sales of its supermarket rivals have been boosted by inflation and the…

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Gujarat’s Famous Snack Khandvi is All About Getting the Technique Right

Gujarati cuisine  is known for its variety of snacks – from the famous khakdas and theplas to the all-time favourite khandvi and dhokla. Most of their snacks offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavours in one bite and are often served with an array of chutneys, fresh coriander, sev and slit green chilies. These are popularly known as ‘Nasta’ or ‘Nashta’ in Gujarat and are enjoyed especially during tea-time. Out of all these delights, khandvi is loved by many and is also very nutritious to snack on. What is Khandvi? According to MasterChef contestant Siddharth Talwar,…

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Has abundance destroyed our appreciation for food?

Many of us are fortunate to have well-stocked kitchens, and yet food and eating has never been so stressful since the days when we didn’t have enough. Once upon a time, humans spent their days hunting and gathering food and securing shelter for themselves. They did this for millennia until, suddenly, within the last century, both were much easier to find. Food became abundant for those of us fortunate enough to live in the affluent and productive West. Tragically, this has not been the case for everyone in the world,…

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Make the best barbecued pork ribs with these expert prep and grilling tips

  Grilling can be a bit intimidating, but with a few tips, you can make THIS your summer for success. We spoke to barbecue expert Rick Browne, author of “The Ultimate Guide to Grilling,” and he shared with us his essential tips on grilling summer staples. We’ve covered how to grill burgers, how to grill chickenand how to grill corn, and today we’re turning our attention to ribs. Choosing Cuts when Grilling Ribs Pork ribs, says Browne, are easier to grill and much more popular than beef ribs. His choice for pork ribs…

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This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark Recipe Is the Perfect Weekday Snack

Tired of the overly processed, questionable ingredients and high prices of packaged candies on store shelves? Me, too. That’s why I came up with this simple, three-ingredient dark chocolate bark that any foodie will appreciate. But I didn’t choose ingredients at random. These three—dark chocolate, pistachios, and pomegranate arils—are all you need to create a healthy, mouthwatering masterpiece. Each one is loaded with antioxidants, but there are other health benefits you score, too. Dark chocolate can boost brain power, pistachios offer up healthy, unsaturated fats (not to mention they’re one of…

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This Matzo Lasagna Recipe Is Exactly What You Need for Passover

This delicious veggie lasagna from Cooking for Luv is the perfect thing to eat during Passover. The secret? Noodles are replaced with kosher-friendly matzo! The homemade pesto, cheese, and kale upgrade the matzo flavor from kind of bland to something you’ll actually look forward to eating. Recepe developer Stephanie Goldfinger recommends adding more sauce and cheese than normal to replicate the texture and taste of traditional lasagna. More cheese and sauce? You don’t have to tell us twice. Passover Matzah Lasgna with Pesto and Kale Lasagna Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1…

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This Surf And Turf Sandwich Is The Best Of Both Worlds

Luke Pascal knows his way around a restaurant. The born-and-bred New Yorker is only 25-years-old, but he’s already an old pro at running one. Pascal practically grew up in eateries: His dad’s been running a Manhattan-based restaurant group since he was little, so he’s bussed, hosted, and served since he was old enough to work. Most importantly though, he’s come to realize that no restaurant’s complete without an Instagram star. That’s how the surf and turf sandwich — which is served at both his sister restaurants, Chuck & Blade and Buns Bar — came to be….

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Ever Wondered How the Potato Chips Was Invented? French Fries Had a Hand

How we love our big bag of potato chips – crispy, crunchy and delightful each time. But did you know your favourite comfort food was an outcome of an accident? Now we all know, food and hospitality business is a hard place to be. Each diner comes in with his own expectations and there are times when chefs fail to deliver. Way back in the year 1853, somewhere in an upscale restaurant in New York, a similar disagreement between a diner and his chef over the thickness of French Fries gave birth…

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How to Make Crisp Tandoori Rotis at Home Without a Tandoor

Rotis make an indispensable part of any Indian household. You would agree, we are all fixated to these round flatbreads and our meals don’t culminate till we have one. Since years unknown Indians have also been quintessentially consuming one of the most popular variety of flatbreads called Tandoori Roti. This roti may not be as fancy as Khamiri or Roomali but is simply cooked in a cylindrical clay oven called tandoor and not our usual tawa. Popular in India, Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tandoori Rotis are typically enjoyed with delectable non-vegetarian dishes. But did you know, you could easily…

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15 best Chinese recipes

1. Quick and easy Chinese recipes! The most popular foreign food in India is Chinese Cuisine. All those who have grown up in the 1990s have memories around Chowmein and Chilli Potatoes that were the hot favourite of every child and teenager growing then. In fact, noodles have fast replaced several traditional food as the favourite breakfast and dinner option. India has its own version of Chinese dishes which are spicy, tangy and full of flavours. No party is complete without Spring Rolls and Chilli Paneer as snacks and restaurant…

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