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Easy wins: imperfect produce – the perfect solution to food waste

While 5 million Australians go hungry each year, an estimated 7.3m tonnes of food is wasted. In Australia, up to 25% of all vegetables produced never leave the farm, often because they are too oddly shaped for the grocery store. All the while, these reject fruits and vegetables – also known as “imperfect produce” – […]

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Children are bedless but the rich sleep on

I was horrified to read your article (‘I’m always tired, Miss’: the sleepless children of Leeds’ bed poverty crisis, 2 January) about children whose education is suffering because they do not have access to a bed of their own. What sort of society do we live in when a young and no doubt overworked teacher […]

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Five great reads: a mysterious death at sea, dystopias set in 2022 and the joy of ugly fruit

Good morning to everyone except those just returning from annual leave, to whom I offer my condolences instead. This is Five Great Reads, a weekday summer story wrap that does what it says on the tin, selected by me, Guardian Australia’s canned food, candles and courtship editor, Alyx Gorman. You might be getting this as […]

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Nigel Slater’s recipe for crumbed fish with lime and herb crust

There are few moments in the kitchen I enjoy more than cooking a simple, perfect piece of fish. A simple thing, but when done with care will outshine any complicated affair. You need a shallow pan that doesn’t stick, some neatly trimmed fillets of fish, some butter, a few fine breadcrumbs and, if you like, […]

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Burger King becomes first UK fast food chain to offer vegan nuggets

Burger King UK is to launch vegan nuggets nationwide from Wednesday as the fast food chain evolves its meat-focused menu to cash in on the booming popularity of plant-based diets. The chain, which two years ago launched a plant-based Rebel Whopper burger that turned out not to be suitable for vegans because it was cooked […]

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How do I add bite to mushy vegan food?

“It’s all about a drizzle, a dollop and a crunch,” says Bettina Campolucci-Bordi, author of Celebrate: Plant-Based Recipes for Every Occasion. “I add at least two to every meal, and that instantly creates different textures.” A drizzle could be something as simple as good-quality olive or flavoured oil (chilli, garlic, basil) or date syrup, while […]