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Why Some Summer Fruits Make Your Tongue Itch, Even If You’re Not Allergic

It’s likely happened to you: You take a bite of an apple, a kiwi or some berries and suddenly feel itchy around the mouth, even though you’re pretty sure you’re not allergic to the fruit you’ve just eaten. Why does that happen?Experts refer to the phenomenon as oral allergy syndrome (OAS), also known as pollen fruit syndrome (PFT). The indisposition is a pretty common one and it’s the result of […]

today25 June 2022

cost of living crisis

The ‘Magic Bag’ App Can Help You Save Money On Your Food Shop

The cost of groceries is getting so high that some people are cutting back on food to save money. More than half (56%) of 4,011 people surveyed by the BBC have started to buy fewer groceries and are skipping meals,  Food inflation accelerated to 3.5% in April, up from 3.3% in March – the highest inflation rate since March 2013. Archie Norman, chairman of Marks & Spencer, warned that food prices could soar […]

today21 June 2022


This Is The Exact Age Your Hangovers Become Hell, Apparently

Oh goshRemember being 21, drinking whatever you could get your hands on (i.e the cheapest booze) with nary but a piece of toast to line your stomach? And somehow the next morning, you were still fine to make it to uni, or work, or just a day of youthful hedonism?Well yeah, at some point that changes and out comes the hangover from hell to humble you.There’s something about getting older […]

today21 June 2022

cost of living crisis

Your Household Food Shop Is Set To Get Even Pricier. Here’s Why

It feels like the price of almost everything is rising amid the cost of living crisis.Head to your local supermarket and your go-tos are already more expensive than they were two months ago. Order a takeaway and expect to add at least £1 to the cost of your favourite meal. (Even the price of going swimming has increased, just when we really need a dip to cool ourselves down).This summer, we’re really […]

today16 June 2022 1


The Best Pasta Shapes For Making Pasta Salad (Yes, It Matters)

Fusilli is a classic for a reason.Pasta salad is the consummate summer picnic MVP, and there are a ton of different ways to make it. After all, a pasta salad only really needs to include pasta and some type of dressing. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit.Since pasta is a non-negotiable ingredient, it’s important to choose a pasta shape that can hold up to the dressing and can play well with added veggies, […]

today16 June 2022 3


The Best (And Worst) Kinds Of Milk For Lattes, According To Baristas

HuffPost UK may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI – prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.After watching YouTube coffee expertJames Hoffmann explain how to froth milk about 10 times, I attempted it by myself confidently, only to realize how finicky a frother is. And the milk that goes […]

today7 June 2022


The Most Common BBQ Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Hold it right there– flipping your burgers too often can make them worse.When it comes to cooking, nothing feels quite as satisfying as mastering the art of the BBQ. In part, because of the smoky, perfectly charred but juicy, delicious results that no other form of cooking can achieve. But also because of the unique challenges that come with manning the beast. Potential pitfalls like cooking in the elements, and […]

today5 June 2022 1


The Best Scrambled Egg Techniques, According To Chefs

Professional chefs weigh in on famous scrambled egg recipes from Anthony Bourdain, Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsay and Ina Garten. Scrambled eggs have a reputation as a “beginner” dish that’s easy for inexperienced home cooks to make – but anyone who’s ever ended up with a scorched breakfast can tell you they require some skill and nuance to pull off successfully. That’s why a Google search for “how to make scrambled eggs” […]

today4 June 2022


The Biggest BBQ Mistake You’re Making, According To Grill Masters

Has that grill been properly preheated?Just so you know, HuffPost UK may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.Doing the grilling at a barbecue get-together is a serious job. Whether you’re cooking up burgers, chicken, steak, veggies or fruit, you […]

today3 June 2022