Victoria Prever

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The new healthy - what's hot for healthy appetites

By Victoria Prever, August 6, 2015

Health food is no longer just for hemp-knitting hippies. Raw, organic, cold-pressed and gluten-free are all now buzz words. Food and drink in those categories are flying off the shelves.

Several young entrepreneurs have spotted the trend and jumped on to the wave before it peaks.

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Where to find Israel's top tables this year

By Victoria Prever, July 31, 2015

Israel used to be the last place you would choose for a gourmet break. Now it's a nosh fest.

With most holidays only a week or two away, you'll want to plan your dining schedule before you hit the departure lounge. So JC Food has quizzed the foodiest Israelis we know on what's hot in the land of mahallabi and pomegranate molasses.

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Rise and shine - Menorca sparkles as a tiny holiday destination

By Victoria Prever, July 30, 2015

Unlike its Balearic siblings, Mallorca and Ibiza, Menorca isn't party central. But don't get the wrong idea - there's plenty to do at night-time on this tiny island, half the size of Hertfordshire and just 47km from end to end. Yet with 216km of coastline there are plenty of beaches.

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Barceló Hamilton

By Victoria Prever, July 30, 2015

The adult-only 160-room hotel was renovated when Barceló took over the property in 2012. It is built around an atrium in which there are two swimming pools and a restaurant in an old converted mansion. Bedrooms, all neatly modern in style, either face in or out to sea.

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How I became an artisan grocer

By Victoria Prever, July 10, 2015

Have you ever moaned about supermarkets pushing out smaller operators, and how all the interesting grocers have pretty well disappeared?

If you have, then how many of us have done anything about it?

North-west Londoner David Josephs, co-owner of four greengrocery/grocery stores has, and is determined to promote quality produce from artisan producers.

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Spice up your life! How new ingredients have changed our kitchen cupboards

By Victoria Prever, June 17, 2015

Parsley, pepper and perhaps dill or garlic were probably the only spices our Ashkenazi grandparents would have had in their larders alongside the salt cellar.

But recently, spice sections in supermarkets have become an explosion of new flavours and names.

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Gefiltefest 2015: Make it a nosh fest

By Victoria Prever, June 13, 2015

This year's Gefiltefest promises to be the best yet for hungry foodies. Pick the right demonstrations and you'll eat your way from Norway to the Nile.

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I need to feed a Zest for success

By Victoria Prever, June 11, 2015

Scroll to the end of this article for details on how to win a bespoke meal cooked for you by Eran Tibi

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Flavour of the month: now fast-food is healthy, tasty and Middle Eastern

By Victoria Prever, June 4, 2015

Food in a hurry need no longer be fast food - just one more thing we have to thank Israel's travelling chefs for.

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Bringing the Bible back to our plates

By Victoria Prever, May 21, 2015

Foraging and freekeh (an ancient grain) may be new and trendy for foodies round these parts, but both have been on Jerusalem-based chef Moshe Basson's menu for years.

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How on earth did chicken soup become so trendy?

By Victoria Prever, May 14, 2015

If Bubbe was around, her eyebrows would be approaching the ceiling.Our Friday-night favourite, chicken soup, is having a moment. The simplest of foodstuffs has been reinvented as ''must-have'' dish that only elite foodies and trend-setters know about. Except now with a new name.

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The Landmark London

By Victoria Prever, May 8, 2015

As he leapt to open our car, I wondered if ours was the most meh door the doorman had opened this year.

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Full steam ahead for healthy eating

By Victoria Prever, May 8, 2015

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Interview: Emma Spitzer

By Victoria Prever, April 30, 2015

Few children enjoy home-baked cheesecake and baklava with their homework, but not many have a MasterChef finalist for their mother. When I arrive at Emma Spitzer's East Finchley home, it is 4pm and her daughters - aged nine, seven, four and two - are tucking in.

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Make room for the tastiest day of the year

By Victoria Prever, April 30, 2015

Gefiltefest, now a fixture in the diaries of many Jewish foodies, celebrates its sixth birthday this year with a number of changes.

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