Clam & Cork, Doncaster: ‘A small seafood café doing lovely things’ – restaurant review

Twenty-five years ago, when my time was cheap and work scarce, I spent three days as a reporter in the old Bull Ring Market in Birmingham. The built, scuffed, graffiti-strewn, urine-splashed environment was due for demolition to make way for the glossy city centre that now occupies the space. Few were prepared to mourn the grey concrete sprawl, with its shadowed underpasses, but it housed a unique retail culture that deserved to be recorded before it went. I was sent to do the recording. There were the lines of flower…

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Brain food, 5 things to eat to boost your memory and concentration

While we do a lot to stay fit and for weight loss, we don’t extend the same care for the brain. But, ignoring your brain has its pitfalls, and brain ageing can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. However, by eating right and exercising your brain, you can ensure it stays healthy for long. Here are 5 foods to eat for better brain health: * Blueberries: Blueberries can protect the brain from oxidative stress and reduce effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. They also improve your learning capacity and motor skills. It is a good…

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8 things you didn’t know you could do with your pressure cooker

1. ​The joy of cooking with a pressure cooker We all know how to make beans, lentils, and rice in a pressure cooker. But the real magic lies beyond the conventional approach. Today, we are going to take you through some amazing and mouth-watering dishes that can actually be made in a cooker and trust us, they taste heavenly (or may be better than what you make in an oven). Without any delay, let’s get started. 2. Cake If you don’t like a dry cake made in an oven or…

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9 things about a woman’s body we bet men didn’t know

1/9Facts about a female’s body she may be too shy to admit 0 Sex education is a sad affair in our country. Body-positivity only sounds like a classy word that comes from revolutionaries-of-sorts from far off lands. But, guess what? We all have bodies and we all have issues with them. Knowing about what is normal and what isn’t is nothing but mandatory. So, in a bid to destigmatize knowledge about your body and its sexuality, here’s looking into facts about a female’s body she may be too shy to…

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Forgetting things but unaware of it? You may be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian researchers have found that although memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, it is those who are unaware of the problem that are more likely to go on to develop the condition. Carried out by researchers at Ontario’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the new study is believed to be the largest of its kind on illness awareness, looking at data on 1,062 people. Earlier research said that menopause could trigger Alzheimer’s, but a diet rich in antioxidants could help. Participants were aged 55 to 90,…

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Your Two Favorite Things, Pop Culture and Food, Are Joining Up for an Art Show

We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way. That artist is named Joshua Budich and on January 27, he’s opening Fictional Food 2, an art show focusing on your favorite food moments from TV and movies. Here are just a few of our…

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Seven things in food to stay livid about in 2017

Good news. Comfort eating dealt brilliantly with the horrors of 2016, though sadly the effect was only temporary. Once I’d eaten all the salted caramel ice cream, the things that drove me nuts about the world were still there. This made me angry. After sticking a fork in my hand repeatedly to see if the feelings would go away, I’ve decided to stay angry. Because this year, being furious is the only way forward. Here then, are seven things in the food world to continue being livid about in 2017….

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Donald Trump and K-12 Education: Five Things to Watch in 2017

Happy New Year! It’s officially time to start writing 2017 on your checks. The presidential transition means an especially busy start to the year. President-elect Donald Trump may not have talked much about education on the campaign trail, but the first part of the year will tell us a lot about the direction he wants to go and how much of a priority he places on the issue. What’s more, we’ll get a glimpse of how well he’s able to work with Congress on K-12, not to mention early and…

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This Municipal School In Delhi Lets Its Students Explore And Learn New Things, And It Does Wonders

Look beyond private schools for good education. There is much potential in the existing government schools to be transformed into centres for excellent learning. One municipal school, located in south Delhi, is using a counter-culture approach to education, with an aim to make the students sharp and inquisitive. Ark, a non-profit organisation, in conjunction with South Delhi Municipal Corporation runs a government school in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar III where they lay heavy emphasis on exploration. “We want kids to be able to question, think and learn by observing and analyzing…

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5 things we learned at Bitten L.A. about the future of food

Today was the first time that Bitten, a food conference based in New York, was held in L.A., and there was plenty of knowledge being dropped on the food-focused crowd. Panelists included Sean Raspet, flavorist at Soylent; Maude Standish, a trend forecaster; Scott Winegard, executive chef at Matthew Kenney Cuisine; L.A.’s very own Jonathan Gold and more. At the Galley Theater at Barnsdall Art Park, everything from supper clubs to cannabis cooking was discussed, but a common theme throughout the talks was the future of food. Here are five predictions…

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