Food

Seven things you should NEVER put in the fridge

Running out of room in your fridge? Taking out the things that don't belong in there in the first place could help!

ONE. BREAD

Not only does it take up a lot of space, but it also dries out. (But if you are going to toast bread anyway, it will save it going mouldy...)

TWO. BANANAS

They will be okay to eat, but the skin will go black more quickly.

THREE. CAKES AND MERINGUES

Cakes will go hard, and meringues will go soft.

FOUR. CHOCOLATE

The chocolate starts to go white (fat rises to the surface) and the taste changes.

FIVE. HOT FOOD

Wait for it to cool completely, to avoid contamination and messing up your fridge temperature.

SIX. OPENED TIN CANS

The food will dry out. Decant the leftovers.

SEVEN. PRODUCTS PAST THEIR USE-BY DATE

Products past their ‘use-by’ date or any unfinished food, for obvious reasons - but they'll also start to stink out the fridge!

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Tiger nut is the latest one to claim to be better for gut health providing higher fibre, stabilising blood sugar and keeping us fuller for longer.

So are these modern day milks better for us - or just an overpriced fad? Medicinal chef Dale Pinnock explains the pros and cons.

Asma Khan's mouthwatering meatballs with spicy rice

Star of Emmy nominated Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Asma Khan is one of the UK's most prominent female chefs. With A-list fans such as David Schwimmer, Keira Knightly and David Tennant singing her praises she has become an unstoppable force in the food industry.

Asma joins us in the kitchen to whip up one of her favourite traditional Indian dishes, kofta meatball pulao with beetroot raita.