When did halloumi become so popular?

Talk to your parents or grandparents about halloumi cheese and they may not know much about it. For those who don’t know, probably not many, it’s a Cypriot semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk. But with it now holding a spot on many restaurants’ menus, when did it become so popular here in the UK? It’s hard to say but it’s largely come from the gourmet burger market, whereby popular brands began adding it to some of their burgers. This squeaky cheese can now be found on most menus, but the likes of GBK and Nandos played a part in its revival here in the UK. That said, Greek and Cypriot food is more popular and easier to find now, so supermarkets played...

Are cups of tea good for you?

The average British person drinks somewhere between 4 and 10 cups of tea a day. That’s a lot of tea! The good news is that the amount of caffeine is small in tea so this makes it a healthier alternative to coffee. So in short the answer is yes, tea can be good for you. Obviously drinking water is a better way to hydrate your skin, however, tea is a good alternative and It’s full of antioxidants, so it can also help you lose weight. It is also said that drinking tea can reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 25 per cent if three or four cups are consumed a day. So while tea may not be as healthy as water on its own, it...