Britain’s best-loved cake

Chocolate sponge has been hailed as Britain’s best loved cake. The coffee morning favourite, which dates back to 1764, beat a host of other sweet delights to the accolade. The findings were revealed in a survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by the Good Food channel ahead of the new series of Choccywoccydoodah.     The…

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Changing Tastes

Mineral water, olives and pro-biotic drinks have taken over from lard, fish paste and liver as British fridge staples, it emerged yesterday. A healthier approach to life has also seen dripping, kidneys and black pudding disappear to be replaced by curry paste, hummus and pre-prepared bags of salad. It also emerged marmalade and preserves have…

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Britain Loves Cleaning

MORE than a third of women have admitted that they secretly like cleaning, a study has revealed. Although most would never tell their partners the majority admitted to getting excited when certain things needed doing around the house; they got a huge amount of satisfaction from making sure their home was spic and span. Women…

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Holiday Habits

A generation of parents are spreading their wings and jetting off to far flung climes – to visit the same places as their globe-trotting kids. Researchers have found that one in ten over 50s has been inspired to travel to a destination they hadn’t previously considered after their children recommended it to them. Now, instead…

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Best of British

Fish and chips have gained the top spot in a list of the 50 things we love most about Britain. The popular fried take away is loved more dearly than the humble cup of tea which came in second place. The entire top ten was dominated by food with Yorkshire puddings coming in to third…

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