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20 years of Observer Food Monthly: recipes from the stars of the future
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:06 GMT

For OFM’s 20th anniversary, we introduce four up-and-coming chefs – Pamela Yung, Hasan Semay, Adejoké Bakare and Lorna McNee – and their brilliant recipes

Head chef at Flor and Asap Pizza, London

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Match ID: 0 Score: 50.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 food, 20.00 recipes

3 bright, flavorful menus for spring brunches at home
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:15 EDT
These sweet and savory brunch recipes are just the thing for a laid-back weekend morning (or afternoon).
Match ID: 1 Score: 50.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 30.00 food, 20.00 recipes

: ‘Racism is a public-health issue’: COVID-related restrictions impact some Americans more than others
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:39:00 GMT
Each 10% decrease in state-specific mobility was linked to higher odds of mental-health problems, unemployment, food insufficiency and class cancellations.

Match ID: 2 Score: 30.00 source: www.marketwatch.com age: 0 days
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Microbes are ‘unknown unknowns’ despite being vital to all life, says study
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:01:21 GMT

Understanding these tiny organisms could be crucial to tackling threats such as coronavirus, but new research shows how little we know

A new study has highlighted how little is known about microbes – the hidden majority of life on Earth.

Life on the planet relies on an enormous quantity of bacteria, fungi and other tiny organisms. They generate oxygen, keep soils healthy and regulate the climate. Microbes play a crucial role in food production, such as cheese, beer, yoghurt and bread.

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Match ID: 3 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:20:21 +0000
Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it […]
Match ID: 4 Score: 30.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
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Speedy not sad: five minute, office-friendly lunches from Alexander Hart
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:30:09 GMT

Ease back into the work kitchen with vegetable-heavy lunches that don’t sacrifice flavour

There’s nothing like the satisfying crunch of a healthy salad. Here, it’s the sugar snap peas that provide that delicious textural bite!

150g (⅔ cup) drained tinned lentils
100g sugar snap peas
, blanched
3 broccolini stems
, blanched, cut into 5 cm lengths
Handful of baby spinach leaves

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Match ID: 5 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Toasted almond broth and asparagus turn ravioli into a light springtime dish
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:24 EDT
You build the broth from little more than almonds, vegetable broth and lemon, and it lends a silky creaminess.
Match ID: 6 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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Nadiya Hussain: ‘I never even dreamed of being a part of all this’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:05 GMT

For Observer Food Monthly’s 20th anniversary, the TV presenter and cook recalls baking cakes for her GCSEs 20 years ago – and the worst thing about cooking at home in a pandemic

In 2015, Nadiya Hussain’s life changed completely after she won the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. She remains the most popular winner in the show’s history. “I mean, how do you even measure that?” she says, from her home in Milton Keynes. “That makes me feel weird and awkward, because we’re all just doing what we love.” Now 36, she has presented several cooking and travel shows and has written cookbooks, children’s books and a novel. She also baked the Queen an orange drizzle cake for her 90th birthday celebrations.

You must still have been at school 20 years ago.
I was 16, so I’d just left high school. Big year. I was studying for my GCSEs. Oh, man, that seems such a long time ago.

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Match ID: 7 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:24 +0000

Dangerous nighttime expulsions are surging in Northern Mexico while organized crime and government security forces prey on stranded asylum-seekers.

The post As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.

Match ID: 8 Score: 30.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
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Caterpillar wars: time to pick sides in battle of Colin v Cuthbert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:15:03 GMT

M&S and Aldi are at loggerheads over a cake. What’s at stake and what’s behind Britain’s love affair with the confection?

Colin the Caterpillar first darkened M&S’s shelves in the autumn of 1990, mere weeks before Margaret Thatcher stood down as prime minister. It’s too simple to put the timing down to coincidence. The symbolism was obvious. Here was an anthropomorphic chocolate sponge log ready to hold the nation’s hand through the coming decade. The lady wasn’t for turning; the new guy wasn’t for turning into a butterfly. In a confusing and fast-changing Britain, Colin has been a continuity figure.

The stubbornly larval national icon has been at the centre of a row this week. On Thursday it was reported that M&S had lodged a legal complaint against its discount rival, Aldi, whose “Cuthbert the Caterpillar”, it claims, besmirches Colin’s good name. It’s sad to see Colin dragged through the mud like this, but he has always been a quietly provocative figure.

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Match ID: 9 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Nigella Lawson: ‘I can be ecstatically happy with just bread and cheese’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:03 GMT

In an exchange of emails for Observer Food Monthly’s 20th anniversary, the broadcaster and writer explains how Twitter helped her through lockdown and what she eats on a night off

What were you doing 20 years ago this month?
I’m afraid I have only a rather muddled memory of that time. My husband, John Diamond, who’d had his cancer diagnosed in March 1997, had died in March 2001, and consequently all I can remember of this time 20 years ago, is feeling dazed, and mainlining bagels and cream cheese from Panzer’s. I know I’d been filming (and this must have been for the second series of Nigella Bites) as I had – ridiculous as it now seems – just a week off in the middle of it, and my one acute memory is feeling painfully aware that the herbs we had back of shot when John had died were still alive and flourishing when I resumed. I suspect most of April, once the series had been finished, was spent taking the children, who were then four and six, to school then going back under the duvet until it was time to collect them.

What were you mostly cooking then?
I dare say none of us is impervious to fads and fashion, but my cooking seems to change mostly according to where I am in my life, and at that time I remember rolling endless meatballs – or rather, getting my children to do so, their small hands perfectly suited to the job. The pasta machine, a basic hand-cranked model, was often clamped to the kitchen table, too. My kids used to love turning the handle. Makes me feel I should reclaim it from the back of the cupboard and bring it into play again, even if I have to turn the handle myself!

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Match ID: 10 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Let’s go alfresco: your guide to life outdoors
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:03 GMT

Secret picnic spots, spring fashion, zesty cocktails, dining in the garden… Make the most of the open air with our fabulous guide to outside living

Now the lockdown is easing, it’s time to get outside and embrace alfresco living. Whether you’ve got a balcony or a back garden, there are many ways in which you can create an idyllic outdoor retreat to entertain friends and family. We asked six professional hosts and designers to share their expert advice.

Warm it up Temperature is a key element when trying to create the perfect alfresco space – especially on a chilly evening. “If it’s cold, my new addition is a hot-water bottle for everyone to place on their laps,” says chef and presenter Clodagh McKenna. “John Lewis has a range with textured, faux-fur covers (£25) that are so soft and lovely. They make a huge difference.” As for rain: “There are ways of keeping dry that don’t involve a mac,” according to supper-club host Alexandra Dudley. “A pretty parasol, such as the vintage-inspired fringed options from Business and Pleasure Co (from £132), work as well as rain covers or sun shades.” Think about cover that is equally useful in good and bad weather, such as pergolas, shade sails and gazebos. Woodside sells an all-weather pleasingly pointed gazebo for £119.99 that can be assembled in under a minute.

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Match ID: 11 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Nil-by-mouth foodie: The chef who will never eat again
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:56:18 GMT
Loretta Harmes hasn't eaten or tasted food for six years, but she hasn't lost her passion for cooking.
Match ID: 12 Score: 30.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
Match ID: 13 Score: 30.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days
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This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
Match ID: 14 Score: 30.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
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Reservations, contact tracing and social distance: What to expect at reopened wineries
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:11 EDT
As we return to wineries for tastings, what can we expect to be the new normal?
Match ID: 15 Score: 30.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 2 days
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Pelmeni and Beyond at Dacha 46
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The married chefs Trina and Jessica Quinn deftly cut through misconceptions about Eastern European food with menus that span centuries, across countries and cultures.
Match ID: 16 Score: 30.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
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Merck scraps two treatments for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, will focus on antiviral for non-hospitalized patients
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:48:22 GMT

Shares of Merck & Co. were up 0.1% in premarket trading on Thursday after the drug company said the oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment it is developing with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics did not help hospitalized patients in a mid-stage clinical trial. The companies now plan to test molnupiravir in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a Phase 3 trial, with plans to file for emergency authorization in the second half of the year. They are also planning to see if the experimental therapy works for post-exposure prophylaxis. In a separate news release, Merck said it is discontinuing MK-7110 as a treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, saying that the Food and Drug Administration's request for additional clinical information would push the launch into 2022. "Merck is now focusing its efforts on advancing molnupiravir, which, as an oral medicine for outpatient use, represents a promising potential new approach, and on accelerating production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine," Dr. Roy Baynes, chief medical officer for Merck Research Laboratories, said in the release. Merck's stock has gained 6.6% since the start of the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 9.8%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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This Coffee Brewer Uses a Vacuum to Make a Delicious Cup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
This innovative brewer uses a vacuum pump to filter your coffee, resulting in a cleaner, less bitter cup.
Match ID: 18 Score: 25.71 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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Nigella Lawson Wants to Talk to People
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:27:19 +0000
The writer and TV star on privacy, performance, and cooking for one.
Match ID: 19 Score: 21.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days
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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.

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Contained confinement
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:01:00 +0200

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.

The containers store food, recycling and the scientific samples of blood, saliva, and stool that Nick routinely takes. The units on the right are part of the summer camp, during which researchers sleep in tents. 

Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, Antarctica also provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is a little easier to access than space.

Part of the 17th crew to spend an entire year at one of the most remote bases in the world, Nick and 11 other crew members have taken up the adventurous challenge in the backdrop of a pandemic to continue important research that is furthering space exploration.

Located at the mountain plateau called Dome C, Concordia is a collaboration between the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic programme, and is one of only three bases that is inhabited all year long. 

As well as offering around nine months of complete isolation, Concordia’s location at 3233 m altitude means the crew experience chronic hypobaric hypoxia – lack of oxygen in the brain.

During the Antarctic winter, the crew of up to 15 people also endure four months of complete darkness: the sun disappears from May and is not seen again until late August.

Temperatures can drop to –80°C in the winter, with a yearly average of –50°C. The temperature at the time of this image was -65°C, with wind chill at about -80°C. To put this cold into perspective, it was so cold that the camera battery died within ten minutes. 

As a station set in Earth’s harshest space, Concordia is an ideal stand-in for studying the human psychological and physiological effects of extreme cold, isolation and darkness. For the rest of the year, Nick is poking and prodding the crew for samples to study changes in mood, immune systems, blood cells, and gut health.

Follow his adventures on the Chronicles from Concordia blog.

Match ID: 21 Score: 4.29 source: www.esa.int age: 9 days
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A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
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The taste of sunny days: what makes cider the drink of British summer?
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:18:25 GMT

For food writer Suzy Pope, summer brings with it walks to the beach and picnics in the park – but whatever the occasion, a sip of cider makes it all the sweeter

As the weather turns balmy and folk meander to open spaces for some much-needed vitamin D, my mind leaves the warming hum of a smoky whisky behind and craves something cold and dripping with condensation. Every summer, I start drinking cider – and I’m not alone. What is it about the zingy, apple-based drink that sends the saliva glands into overdrive as soon as the sun comes out?

Before I was a food and drink writer, I was a student. I didn’t think about the terroir of grape-growing, the nose of whisky or what wine to pair with raw tilapia. On sunny days, I just thought about the most enjoyable way to quench my thirst. Now, the clank of a metal bottle opener and the hiss of a cold Thatchers Cider opening is enough to bring me back to the Meadows in Edinburgh, for a post-lecture picnic with friends. Stretched out on the grass as the rays warm my skin, the air is filled with the smoky smell of barbecue.

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Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
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Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100
Video: 00:04:14

English Astronaut vlog: space food and fitness

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is preparing for his mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in late 2021. This mission is known as Cosmic Kiss.

 In this video log from his current training base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA, Matthias shows a space food tasting session and shares how astronauts maintain their fitness for a safe return to Earth.

Astronauts exercise for two hours a day, six days a week while on the International Space Station to combat muscle and bone loss caused by an extended stay in microgravity. Diet also plays an important role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all personnel are required to adhere to special safety precautions while training. These include wearing a mask – as seen in the clip.

Matthias will continue his training for Cosmic Kiss at partner agencies around the world over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned for further footage of his training and experiences.

German Astronauten-Vlog/ Matthias Maurer: Weltraumnahrung und Fitness

ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer bereitet sich auf seine Mission zur Internationalen Raumstation vor, die Ende 2021 starten soll. Diese Mission trägt den Namen "Cosmic Kiss".

In diesem Video-Log von seiner aktuellen Trainingsbasis im Johnson Space Center der NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, zeigt Matthias eine Verkostung von Weltraumnahrung und erzählt, wie Astronauten ihre Fitness für eine sichere Rückkehr zur Erde aufrechterhalten.

Astronauten trainieren während ihres Aufenthalts auf der Internationalen Raumstation an sechs Tagen in der Woche täglich zwei Stunden, um dem Muskel- und Knochenschwund entgegenzuwirken, der durch den langen Aufenthalt in der Schwerelosigkeit verursacht wird. Auch die Ernährung spielt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung des körperlichen und geistigen Wohlbefindens.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation mit COVID-19 müssen alle Mitarbeiter beim Training besondere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen beachten. Dazu gehört auch das Tragen einer Maske - wie im Video zu sehen.

Matthias wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten sein Training für seine Cosmic Kiss-Mission bei Partneragenturen auf der ganzen Welt fortsetzen. Bleibt dran - Wir werden mit weiterem Filmmaterial über sein Training und seine Erfahrungen berichten.

Match ID: 25 Score: 4.29 source: www.esa.int age: 90 days
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Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
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