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8 reasons to eat rice for breakfast

Toast is pedestrian. Eggs are ordinary. And cereal? Well, we don't even know what the point of cereal is. When it comes to a breakfast that will keep you happily ticking along until lunchtime, you need to go with the grain and choose rice. From...
1. Kimchi and a pot of tea You've got some rice leftover from last-night's curry or takeaway Thai. You've got a jar of kimchi and a jar of gochujang in the pantry (if you haven't made it yourself, that is). And in just 20 minutes you'll ha...

10 ways to make your chocolate obsession sound healthy

Over the course of its three thousand year-long life, chocolate has metamorphosed from a spicy special occasion beverage and offering to the gods into a courtier’s aphrodisiac, Enlightenment energy drink and Quaker-backed alcohol alternative....
1. Some like it hot Dating back three thousand years to the Olmec, Mayan and Aztec societies, the original hot chocolate recipe featured cocoa beans, corn, sapote (a caramel-tasting fruit), chilli, pepper and, questionably, honey. Keen for...

Blog Appétit: dolly and oatmeal

This week in SBS Food’s Blog Appétit – our round up of food blogs worth bookmarking – we bring you dolly and oatmeal, an inspiring compilation of recipes that will captivate vegetarians, vegans and wholefoods lovers, and convert all others.
Lindsey S. Love had food sensitivities from a young age, but never paid much attention to them. As she aged, and they worsened, she took the advice of a nutritionist, who urged her to reconsider what she was putting in her body. She scrapp...

How to eat like a Game of Thrones character

From The Wall to the Red Keep, the lords, ladies, mercenaries and mothers of Westeros need sustenance to fuel their Machiavellian machinations and blood lusts. As we gather on our couches to happily endure the fifth season of torture, torment and...
1. A slice of king's-layer cake While 'kingslayer' is perhaps the least monstrous of the titles one could give Jaimie Lannister, the appellation has stuck in Westeros. This Russian king's cake is not unlike the one-handed knight, it's attr...

How to keep kosher and carry on

Passover or pesach is officially upon us and that means a plethora of dining dos and don’ts for members of the Jewish faith (and those wanting to join in). From Seder essentials and symbolic nosh, we separate the chametz from the matzo so you can...
1. Make your ball game strong Jews and gentiles alike will enjoy a serving of gefilte fish. These meatballs are made from matzo meal, white-fleshed fish, carrot, eggs, parsley and horseradish. The latter two ingredients are considered ‘mar...