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Martin Isark has tasted Jamie’s Italian wines – on the shelves at Tesco very soon!

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By Martin Isark
I’ve tasted Jamie’s Rosso Italian… should you put bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?

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Tasted Tesco’s Everyday Value Roasted Salted Cashew Nuts

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I’ve tasted Tesco’s Everyday Value roasted salted cashews nuts – should you put a pack in the trolley or leave them on the shelf?

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Hey you’ve gotta have bubbles during the Christmas or Hogmanay festivities

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Hey you’ve gotta have bubbles during the Christmas or Hogmanay festivities, but it doesn’t have to be champagne. If you fancy buck’s fizz (champagne and orange juice) or black velvet (champagne and Guinness), you’ll find that a good-quality fizz works just as well, and is a good deal cheaper. Read more

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UK’s Top Ten Supermarkets: How They Rate

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At Number 1 is Waitrose.
Score: 9.5 /10
Price v Value for Money: Waitrose’s own label prices for weekly staples (sliced bread, butter, milk…) are very competitive and often as not will be at a similar level to ones at Sainsbury’s & Tesco. But stray away to the more enticing products at your cost! Read more

Can I Eat It give you the guide to drinking Britain’s finest Coffee.

Drinking & keeping fresh coffee at its best

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Hooked on the smell and the taste of fresh coffee? Want to replicate that heady aroma and flavour at home? The below may help a little. Read more

Can I Eat It iPhone App lets you know what is in the Abadia de San Campio

Follow the winemaker not the grape variety

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Great winemakers can make relatively ordinary indigenous grape varieties sing with flavour. For example, Spain’s white, thick skinned, heavily pipped and low yielding Albarino grape would not be vine of choice for any of the world’s viticulturists or oenologists.

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Can I Eat It iPhone App lets you know what is in the Bruichladdich Islay Single Malt Whisky, Islay, Scotland

Food’s fifth taste and it’s not umami

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There is a growing momentum in the restaurant world to promote umami, the natural flavour enhancer in some types of food, to the elevated position of the fifth taste! The first four are: sweet, salty, sour and bitter.  Sorry guys.  You are a thousand or so years too late.  Food and drink’s fifth taste is – terroir!

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