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Fast or fiction? A dietitian unpacks the pros and cons of intermittent fasting

The 5:2 diet and the 16:8 plan are two modern-day versions of dietary fasting. So what do they mean, are they healthy and who do they help?

  • Susie Burrell

From the vineyard to bottle: How location - or terroir - affects the taste of wine

Influencing factors include sunshine, temperature, rainfall, humidity, latitude and altitude, aspect, slope and soil fertility.

  • Huon Hooke

How to up your slicing game and sharpen your knife skills (without cutting yourself)

Slice, dice, mince, julienne, chiffonade – a beginner’s guide to mastering each technique and cutting food like a pro.

  • Jill Dupleix

A taste of Rome at home: The perfect pizza oven

When in Rome, do as the Romans do — but the Romans never did pizza like this!  Design-led features and perfect pizza in two minutes make Everdure’s KILN R Series a game-changer in outdoor cooking.

  • Tim McDonald

A fruitless crime: The issue with supermarket self-checkouts

Terry Durack wonders how many petty supermarket crimes occur simply because people get cross.

  • Terry Durack
Danielle Alvarez's homemade fries (chips) recipe.

Trying to eat healthier? Why you should eat your veg first (and save the chips and bread until last)

Studies have found that eating fibre-rich veg at the start of a meal and eating carbs last can improve blood sugar levels - and may even help with weight loss.

  • Anahad O'Connor

Can cheese actually be good for your health? You better brie-lieve it

Next time you visit the cheese aisle, which products should you aim for, and which leave on the shelf?

  • Jack Rear

Why some winemakers think filtering removes the ‘goodness’ of the wine

Unfiltered white wines may appear cloudy, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worse than a clear wine.

  • Huon Hooke
Spectrum. Three blue ducks. Garlic bread. Styling by Emma Knowles. Photograph by Edwina Pickles. 20th May 2016.

The best way to get rid of garlic breath? It’s probably already in your fridge

Scientists have discovered that the best way to get rid of the lingering odour is to eat a spoonful of this fridge staple.

  • Catherine Lough
Illustration: Simon Letch

How to clean the essential appliances in your kitchen using everyday household items

It’s incredible what you can achieve with dishwashing liquid, bicarb, vinegar and an old toothbrush.

  • Jill Dupleix

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