Move over wraps – the filled roll is fighting back

For me, there’s nothing more satisfying as a simple lunchtime snack than a hearty classic filled roll.

Cheese and pickle, tuna and mayonnaise, or if I’m feeling indulgent, smoked salmon and cream cheese. All of them equally wonderful.

For more than 150 years the humble roll, along with the sandwich, ruled supreme as our favourite pre-made lunchtime snack.

The humble roll is coming back as a popular lunchtime snack

The humble roll is coming back as a popular lunchtime snack

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Eat toast and raise some bread for charity

As far as I’m concerned, eating toast is great any time of the day, week or year.

So I’m heartened to hear that today is National Toast Day – an event that has been set up not only to promote bread but also to raise money for the charity Kids Company which provides hot meals and emotional support for thousands of vulnerable and hungry children each week.

All you need to do is eat toast and donate £2 per slice eaten today via Just Giving

Toast and jam - a great British breakfast classic

Toast and jam – a great British breakfast classic

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Chinese New Year now a big event for UK foodies

What a week it’s been for foodies!

First we had Valentine’s Day on Saturday, then Pancake Day on Tuesday and today it’s the start of Chinese New Year.

And if, like me, you’re planning to wok up a storm tonight then you’ll be joining an increasing number of Brits who now not only take part in the event but also cook their own dishes at home.

Chinese food is now the UK's most popular cuisine according to a new report

Chinese food is now the UK’s most popular cuisine according to a new report

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