Repast lives: a history of food photography – in pictures

In this taster from her new book Feast for the Eyes, curator and writer Susan Bright brings into focus the rich history of food in pictures. From Man Ray to Cindy Sherman and Martin Parr, it is an artful exploration of how the edible vastly exceeds the simple things we put on our plates. Anna Wilkins Friday 8 September 2017 11.42 BSTLast modified on Friday 8 September 2017 18.24 BST Nickolas Muray, Lemonade and Fruit Salad, McCall’s magazine, ca. 1943; from Feast for the Eyes (Aperture, 2017). Photograph: Nickolas Muray/Aperture.org FacebookTwitterPinterest Nobuyoshi Araki, Colourscapes,…

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Nightmare food and wine matches – From the sommeliers

Sommeliers’ toughest food and wine matches Even sommeliers can struggle to find the best wine pairing for a dish. We’ve raided our archive of Confessions of a Sommelier from Decanter magazine to find out some of their most difficult pairings – and some advice for pairing wine with food. Common challenges ‘The most common challenge is when diners want to drink sweet wines like Sauternes with dessert, especially with cold elements like ice cream,’ said  Arvid Rosengren, speaking to Decanter when wine director at Copenhagen Concepts restaurant group. ‘It’s rarely a good idea and I try…

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How to count on food – Part 6

Antibiotics are some of the common additives in feeds for farmed meat and seafood and residue may exist in the processed end product. Photo: VisualHunt If you are reading this after a meal, and you are in an Asian country, the chances are reasonably high that you have just eaten some rice or rice-based foods. If so, then you have almost certainly also ingested tiny amounts of various arsenic-based compounds, which are sort of free additives – though of course they are rather undesirable ones. Arsenic, in various concentrations, is very…

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Tekken 7 Review – Iron Fist Rage (PS4)

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the last proper Tekken game on home consoles – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 released in 2012 on the PlayStation 3, while the now-discontinued Tekken Revolution launched in 2013. A lot has happened in the meantime in the world of fighters. Can Tekken 7 do new and exciting things for the franchise, or is playing it safe the way forward? New Tech, Same Foes Bandai Namco Studios has opted to use the Unreal Engine 4 this time around. This should result in similar…

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Far Cry 5 Preview – Welcome to Montana (PS4)

May 26, 2017 Written by Paulmichael Contreras Ubisoft has finally unleashed a mountain’s worth of information on Far Cry 5, the first main entry in the series since 2014’s Far Cry 4. We were able to sit in on a world-first look at the game and its brand-new location of rural Montana. While gameplay footage was scant, we were shown a presentation which walked us through the origins of the game’s inspiration, and introduced us to some key characters who we’re likely to hear much more about in the coming…

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Five ways Britain wrecks young people’s mental health – and how to stop it

Astudy from the Varkey Foundation has revealed that young people in the UK suffer from some of the “lowest levels of mental wellbeing in the world” – second only to Japan. This won’t be a shock to anyone familiar with statistics on child and adolescent mental health in Britain. Some 75% of mental illnesses begin before the age of 18, and the charity MQ estimates that on average, there are three children in every classroom with a diagnosable mental illness. This, combined with a continuing crisis in mental healthcare in…

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Unhealthy lifestyle may cause 17.6 million cancer-related deaths globally in 30 years – WHO

] The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that the world may record more than 17 million cancer-related deaths in the next 20 to 30 years if unhealthy lifestyle choices should continue. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday that African countries would be the most affected by the disease. “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 8.8 million cancer-related deaths in 2015. “Within the next 20-30 years, the global death rate due to cancer is expected to…

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Medical doctor run startup that fights lifestyle diseases – NutriHealth

Dr. Shikha’s NutriHealth is a platform offering comprehensive health and diet management programs. She is a medical doctor by training, from Kashmir and it was while working as a Junior Doctor in Cardiology that she realized that most of the patients in the ICU had no idea about the root cause of their heart problem. The patients were also likely to relapse into unhealthy eating after treatment. This prompted her to set up Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth in 2012. The company raised series A funding of Rs 12 crore from Singapore-based…

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Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

New Delhi: Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in India, with heart attack claiming one life every 33 seconds, making it responsible for one-third of all deaths caused by heart conditions. Currently the country is seeing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims are youngsters, as per cardiologists. Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is also the number one killer in the Unites States. Most people have a family history for heart disease that increases an individual’s risk of developing the…

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‘How do I cut my sleeves off?’ – 2016’s most-Googled fashion questions answered!

1. ‘How to cut sleeves off a shirt?’ This year was largely focused on vandalising your clothes: razoring your jean hems, cropping your tops and, apparently, de-sleeving your shirts. To do this one, you need scissors and good arms. We’re fairly confident this question was made up. 2. ‘How do I start modelling?’ A bleak perennial on the search engine’s annual fashion question roundup but, anyway … To start, you need remarkable genes. If the year’s catwalk was anything to go by, you also needed curly hair and a decent…

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