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Spice up your life: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for chilli jar gifts

Christmas shopping has snuck up on us once again. After years of panicking about what to give various relations, heroic teachers and lovely workmates – and with an inherent dislike of buying random, carbon-producing tat – I now invariably turn to food or experiences, with the logic that fun times and good food are always […]

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Men’s meat-heavy diets cause 40% more climate emissions than women’s, study finds

Men’s meaty diets are responsible for 40% more climate-heating emissions than those of women, according to a UK study. The research also found a quarter of diet-related emissions were from “optional” food and drink, such as coffee, alcohol, cakes and sweets. The scientists said policies to encourage sustainable diets should focus on plant-based foods but […]

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Bad weather set to wipe billions off value of Australian crops

Bad weather across the country is downgrading the quality of one of the largest forecasted winter crops on record. Favourable seasonal conditions led the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) to predict in September that total agricultural production would surpass the $70bn mark for the first time, but experts say Australian […]

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Chirashi sushi: a home-style fish and rice dish readily adaptable for any occasion

It takes an optimistic outlook to combine salmon and broccoli florets on a tray baked at 200C and hope for more than misery. But a large brick of overcooked salmon is the foundation for thousands of recipes, often dressed with a glow of healthfulness, or, failing that, a generous glug of Kewpie mayonnaise. Anthony Bourdain […]

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Total recall of Coffin Bay oysters issued as gastro outbreak makes at least 100 sick

Authorities may never know exactly what caused an outbreak that has made at least a hundred people ill and shuttered the Coffin Bay oyster industry. Most states and territories have reported gastro cases from Vibrio parahaemolyticus, an infection that has been pinpointed in Pacific oysters from the famous South Australian area. A total recall of […]

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Wine and spirits firms warn of Christmas alcohol shortage in UK

Britain is facing a Christmas alcohol shortage unless the government does more to address the lack of HGV drivers, a group of 48 wine and spirits companies have told the transport secretary. In a letter to Grant Shapps, businesses including Pernod Ricard, Moët Hennessy and the Wine Society said rising costs and supply chain “chaos” […]