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We're a nation of food lovers - but the cheaper and fresher it is - the more we love it! So what do you say to handpicked food for free?
Food foraging is becoming more popular, with those in the know taking a countryside stroll and coming home laden with ingredients.
As well as saving money it can also mean unique flavours. It's rumoured London's famous Ivy restaurant was so named after the head chef added the plant to his dishes.
So we sent Hannah Stokes to Hartington's cookery school in Bakewell, to discover the secrets of the Midlands landscape.
ITV News Central has been out in Derbyshire learning which foods you can forage for free, to save money and get some unique flavours.
Expert forager Chris Bax gives tips on staying safe when picking wild plants.
People across the region are saying they do not eat healthily because it is too expensive, according to new research from a UK health charity.
Nuffield Health has found more than a third of people in the West Midlands, and almost half of people in the East Midlands think healthy food costs too much.
Experts say the findings are concerning, and show that obesity is becoming 'the norm' in society.
Charities that provide food to the homeless say the tough economic climate means they are struggling to help those in need.
It comes at a time when Sikh community leaders are reporting an increase in the number of non Sikhs visiting their Gurdwaras or Temples for free food. Rajiv Popat reports.
The Sultan of Brunei has emerged as the major backer of a new Halal food business in the Midlands. They're planing to build a new factory making Halal ready meals.
Brunei is the fifth richest nation in the world - and the Sultan's government is looking for investments in case the oil and gas reserves run out - so they've come to Birmingham.
The makers of halal lamb burgers at the centre of a contamination scare in Leicester schools, say new tests show their products were completely pork free.
Paragon Quality Foods – based near Doncaster – say their reputation has been 'unfairly damaged' by the results of the tests carried out on behalf of Leicester City Council.
Their burgers were withdrawn from 24 schools in the city as a precaution earlier this month.
Mayor of Leicester, Peter Soulsby, said the council wil do additional tests.
Paragon Quality Foods, the company at the centre of a scare over halal lamb burgers, say their products are 'pork free', despite tests by Leicester City Council.
The firm said the initial DNA tests carried out by the council, which found halal burgers contained some pork, were not carried out on a formal controlled sample .The company sent samples to an independent specialist.
'I am pleased to announce that all of the results confirm that Paragon Halal Lamb burgers were clear of pork. Our good reputation has been unfairly damaged by the publications since May 8, 2013 and we trust that it will now be fully restored.'
Leicester City Council said last week that they had removed the burgers as a precautionary measure while further tests on the burgers were carried out. They also said they would no longer continue to work with the company,
The manufacturers of halal lamb burgers withdrawn from schools in Leicester after a sample was said to contain pork, have challenged the findings of the test.
Leicester City Council took the decision to remove all the halal lamb burgers from schools following the scare and 6000 letters were sent out to parents, following DNA tests at Doncaster-based Paragon Quality Foods Limited.
The company say the tests were not based on a formal controlled sample and are challenging the decision. They say their own independent analysis shows the results should have come back that the burgers were 'pork free'.
An investigation is underway into how traces of pork ended up in halal lamb burgers served in schools in Leicester. The City Council has recalled the meat and written to six thousand families affected.
The Muslim community, which is banned from eating pork, say they're "shocked."
Here's our full report from Peter Bearne.