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cooking with poo...

... not really but this is an actual book title that is up for this year's 'Oddest book title of the year.' Poo actually means crab in Thai and is also the chef Saiyuud’s nickname. 

cooking with poo 

Hello to you Poo, I hope your book wins the prize this year, you get my vote.

If anyone else wants to vote for Poo's book and have a look at some of the other odd titles follow the link below. 

http://www.formstack.com/landing/6512

conversations on the coast

Back in June 2009, you might remember our friend Nick Hand got on his bike and spent 3 months pedalling over 6000 miles round the coast of the British Isles.

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On the way, he interviewed all sorts of artists and craftspeople about their work, took their photographs and made little soundscape videos of them as part of his project, Slowcoast.

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From to cheese makers, boat builders through to A list Hollywood actors (clue: she was the pasty one with the big carriage in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and a stickmaker called Bill, Nick met all sorts on his travels.

We kept him fuelled with smoothies and veg pots and lots of you sent him top places to go for cake

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Well, Nick has now published a beautiful book filled with brilliant photos and stories of the folk he met called Conversations on the Coast and he's very kindly given us a copy to give away.

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All you have to do to win it is tell us the best cake you'd offer Nick if he cycled up to your door and Nick will pick his favourite next week.

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grassy road trip

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Ever since we published our family recipe book Hungry? back in May, lots of people have been asking us if we're going to do a book tour.

Because, after all, every good book deserves a good book tour

Especially a grass covered one

So that's exactly what we're going to do

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From 9th-24th September, the Hungry Grassy Van (HGV) will be hitting the road to take tasty, healthy food to the nation.

Using recipes from Hungry?, we'll be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in all the places we visit.

Dishes will cost between £2 or £3 or you can tick off your 5-a-day for just £5 with our special meal deal

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The tour kicks off in London before heading on to Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow and then back to London again

And you can win the chance for the HGV to come along and visit your event

If you live in one of the places above and are having a school fayre, cricket match, jumble sale or a late summer BBQ for your street around those dates, the HGV could be serving up veggie burgers and rainbow chips for all your guests

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

To enter, all you need to do is tell us why you the HGV should visit your event in 100 words

You have until the 29th August to enter and we'll pick a winner for each city we visit

We'll let you know more details about the HGV tour closer to the time

For now though, you can find out a bit more by clicking here

your words made t-shirt

Dry cleaning, picking the cat up from the vet, eating your 5-a-day - all things we know we need to do but more than often forget.

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Thankfully, the excellent folk at howies are putting an end to all that. Or at least one of them.

Their T-shirt of the Month competition this month is to pen some words to remind you to eat your 5-a-day (or at least some green stuff as well as the beige).

The favourite 5 entries will be put to the people on Facebook, with the most 'liked' entries designed into a T-shirt of the Month for all and sundry to buy.

The lucky winner will also receive a copy of our new family recipe book Hungry? and 5 tasty howies t-shirts with their design on.

To enter and help thousands remember to eat their reds, greens and yellows, just click here

a proper feastival

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The excellent Anna Jones (who created the recipes for our new family recipe book, Hungry?) came along with me to Jamie Oliver’s Feastival on Clapham Common last weekend to talk about the book, make some recipes with kids and dust off the old Blendavenda smoothie bike.

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Here we are before the carnage ensued

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Fruit prepped, ingredients laid out and head mikes donned, we got kids making the old bread and squashed tomato salad and fruit mess recipes from the book and then followed it with a bun fight to see who got to pedal the smoothie bike first

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Though the fighting was mainly amongst all the mums and dads trying to have a go.

Thanks to everyone who came along, squashed, pedalled and ate the results.

Hopefully we'll be going along to more things like this over the summer and we'll be sure to give you plenty of warning the next time we do