Is mouldy food safe to eat?

British families throw away about seven million tonnes of food and drink every year, enough to fill Wembley stadium to the brim.

Michael Mosley joins us today to show how we can reduce this waste by understanding more about the food we buy and eat.

He'll be busting some myths and showing us the foods that are safe to eat, even if the label says they're out of date; and those that you should avoid.

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Jack's mac 'n' cheese with cauliflower and bacon

Jack Monroe is a single mother whose delicious recipes, published online were so nutritious and thrifty that they were handed out by food banks as examples of how to manage on next to nothing.

Her blog, A Girl Called Jack, has gathered hundreds of thousands of regular readers. After successfully feeding her and her two year old on a budget of just £10 a week she landed a book deal.

Her second book A Year in 230 Recipes is out now and she's here today to cook her filling, tasty (and cheap!) mac n cheese with cauliflower and bacon.

Ultimate glazed chocolate cake

It's National Chocolate Week and to celebrate Phil Vickery is in the kitchen whipping up a decadent and delicious chocolate cake - perfect for weekend indulgence. Plus drinks expert Olly Smith has the perfect tipple to go with such a decadent dessert!

Hats created by Andrew Blas, Executive Pastry Chef at Hotel Café Royal in London’s Piccadilly

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Have your kids made a chocolate mess?

Something that's really got the nation going this week is chocolate! Why? Because it's National Chocolate Week. And on Friday Phil Vickery will be making his ultimate glazed chocolate cake - yummy!

Have you and your kids made some chocolate treats this week? We'd love to see pictures of your children making a chocolate mess in the kitchen!

Email thismorning@itv.com with your pics, name and contact telephone number by 9am on Friday 17 October for a chance for it to be shown on air. You must be 18 or over. Terms can be found at itv.com/terms

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