Bacon cornbread, smashed avocados, soft boiled eggs

This is an American recipe for bread come cake, it is denser than most breads and can be eaten toasted or hot straight from the oven

– John Torode

John Torode is best know as the straight-talking co-host and judge of BBC1's Masterchef. With his hard-hitting comments and home truths, contestants hang on his every word. But what does he actually cook at home?

John talks about his new book My Kind of Food, and shows us how to make a weekend family favourite. We’ll also be reminding him of his former residency in the This Morning kitchen!

Is it your child's first day at school?

Are you a parent? Have you been fretting and full of anxiety about your little one starting school for the first time? Or have you been getting panicking about the new school uniform and getting everything ready for that first day at school? If so we want to hear from you. Get in touch with your stories, pictures and thoughts about the big day!

Email us at by 10am on Monday 7 September, including your PHONE NUMBER, for a chance to have your story featured on the show.

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Are we a nation of body shamers?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini hit the headlines this week after blasting critics for body shaming her over her suspected weightloss in recent months. The X Factor Judge suggested it should be illegal to critcise someone over their weight and appearance.

Sunday Mirror Editor Alison Phillips insists it is human nature to judge people on their looks, while self-esteem expert Nadia Mendoza argues there is too much emphasis on looks rather than achievements.

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Should we ban children from pubs?

A new survey has found that the number one bugbear for pub landlords is unruly children ruining the atmosphere for adults trying to enjoy a quiet pint.

As we head into the weekend, with many of us planning a Sunday pub grub, we ask should children be allowed to share in the social experience? Or are they disturbing the peace of the local watering hole?

We're joined by Heather Baker-Swinburn, who felt unwelcome at the pub when she took her family along, and thinks her children should have the freedom to blow off steam; we'll also chat to landlord David Stanley who has taken the extreme step of banning children from his pub entirely.

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