British South Asians failing to get their ‘5 a day’: Experts

  By Nadeem Badshah FEWER than half of British Asian adults eat five fruit or vegetable portions daily, compared to around 56 per cent of white people, as experts warned the figures are a “wake-up call”. Some 47 per cent of people of South Asian origin in England had the recommended amount in 2017-2018, compared […]

A feast of Pakistani flavours in London

RESTAURATEUR AIDA KHAN REVEALS THE SECRETS OF HOME-COOKED FOOD by ASJAD NAZIR Internationally-renowned chef and restaurateur Aida Khan has been surrounded by food from a young age. The working mother has turned that passion into a full-time career, which included opening a branch of her restaurant Shola Karachi Kitchen in west London recently. The London-based […]

Asda’s food range perfect for Eid celebrations

SUPERMARKET Asda’s food offering – especially halal ranges – are popular during Eid festivities and many families enjoy browsing the selection of different meat on offer. Parveen Ashraf, a celebrity chef, and television personality, enjoys cooking meat for her friends and family. Her favourite part of Eid celebrations is the “smell of sweet cardamom in […]

Expert wedding catering tips

London-based Turmeric Root offers top-level services in all areas of the wedding industry and collaborates with couples for a complete one-stop service. One of their main areas of expertise is making sure that those getting married have the perfect catering for all the guests attending. Eastern Eye got Tumeric Root partners Rupesh Patel and Ramesh […]

Lunchtime luxury: Win a stylish Vaya Tyffyn

THE ‘Tyffyn’ is a beautifully designed lunch box, thoughtfully made using the best design features available on the market. It comes in two sizes – the 600ml size, which retails for £43, comprises two containers and the 1,000ml version (£54) comes with three containers, each with a separator to keep several food items apart. One […]

Raise a glass to mocktails

by Nadeem Badshah MORE Britons are sipping non-alcoholic cocktails at Christmas parties and restaurants, as eateries unveil mocktails made from ingredients such as espresso, tea and rose syrup, experts said. The shift in drinking habits has sparked a trend of eateries putting more creative mocktails and halal wines on their menu, with diners wanting more […]

Asian family cook up recipe for success on BBC show

By LAUREN CODLING THE Asian family who were crowned winners of the BBC’s Family Cooking Showdown have revealed their experiences during the popular show. The Mistry family from Croydon, south London, won the Chopping Board trophy in this year’s edition of the programme earlier this month. Husband and wife Mitesh and Prachi, both 32, alongside […]

UK ‘diabetes epidemic’ warning

by LAUREN CODLING BRITISH ASIANS have been warned to pay attention to their health by leading medical professionals, as a “diabetes epidemic” is predicted to trigger a rise in heart attack and strokes by 2035. The number of people suffering from potentially fatal medical conditions due to diabetes is predicted to rise by 29 per […]

Smell of coffee could actually perk up your brain

For some people, just the smell of coffee is enough to get them through the mornings. A new study, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, showed that the aroma of coffee can sharpen the brain in certain circumstances. Researcher from the Stevens School of Business in New Jersey found that a group of students who […]

These are the benefits of the Mediterranean diet

A Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, cereals and fish, could help those with osteoporosis. According to a study by the University of East Anglia in the UK, a Mediterranean diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis. The results of the study, which involved more than 1000 people aged between 65 […]