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Takeaway Jerk Chicken | Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival – 30th & 31st August 2009

Notting Hill CarnivalSince 1966, August Bank Holiday Weekend has meant one thing in West London; The Notting Hill Carnival. The biggest street festival in Europe returns this year, bringing the sounds, sights and tastes of the Caribbean to London.

Food is a big attraction at the carnival, with over 1 ton of Jamaican patties, and 12,000 mangoes eaten, and with 25,000 bottle of rum being drunk every year, the carnival is a veritable feast of authentic cuisine.

Stalls offering their best jerk chicken line the streets, and the Carnival is your chance to try Caribbean and West Indian dishes such as curried goat, and traditional rice and peas.

If you can’t make it to the carnival this year, we at Y4Food don’t want you to miss out, so here’s how to make your own jerk chicken, and bring a slice of the Caribbean to your dining table.

6 lb Chicken
1 tbsp Salt
2 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Soya Sauce
1 small onion
3 tbsp Jerk Seasoning

Mix the salt, garlic powder, paprika, jerk seasoning and soya sauce in a bowl. Grate the onion and add to the bowl, then rub the mixture over the chicken and leave in the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours. Roast in oven at 180c (slightly less if its a fan oven) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

For added Caribbean authenticity, serve with rice and peas. Yum!

12 Aug 09 | Terri-Jane Dow | Try Y4Food | find local online takeaway

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Organic Food hits the British Festival

With last weeks publication of a study commissioned by the Food Standards Agency that states that organic food is no better for you than “ordinary” food…

…whole Foods losses of £36 million, and now the BBC’s decision not to include organic food in their newest cooking show, does this mean the end for ‘going organic’?

The study, however, doesn’t take into account that organic food is kinder to the environment, with strict rules as to what defines ‘organic’; animals are kept 100% free-range, and chemical fertilisers are prohibited.

Organic food may have been shown to have no nutritional benefits, but does it taste better than non-organic food?

The Soil Association is giving you the chance to try for yourself. Between the 5th and the 20th September, it’s hosting Organic Fortnight, with the Organic Food Festival taking place at Bristol Harbourside on the 12th and 13th of September.

Organic Food Festival

Now in it’s ninth year, Bristol’s festival is the largest organic festival in Europe, with 2008 boasting features from 212 food-related contributors.

This year is set to be even bigger, and with entry at just £5, well worth a visit – even just to test out the FSA’s findings!


12 Aug 09 | Terri-Jane Dow | Try Y4Food | find local online takeaway

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Takeaway Indian? Find local CurriesOnline…

Nationwide takeaway food finding service Y4Food have teamed up with CurriesOnline to provide a way to search the network of CurriesOnline supported Restaurants and Takeaways in your local area.
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The service provided by is the brainchild of Indian Food Fanatic and Hampshire-based entrepreneur, Justin Eames.
Why Four? Because Y4 is the common reference for the receptor in humans, that mediates the regulation of food intake and appetite. Hence “Y4Food” or “Satisfy your Appetite for Food” in an abstract sense.
Justin says, “The most frustrating part of ordering online is trying to find a takeaway restaurant that serves your local area. We have just set up a service that finds your local takeaway restaurant and links through to the right page on the online order sites ready to place your order”
“We have been building a strong partnership with CurriesOnline since our conception. Shamin and his team have always been very happy to promote their niche market alongside other online food order portals”
“Following the latest rounds of agreements, we can now be certain that our users will always see Indian food at the head of our search results.”
Customers are able to search local restaurants, pass through seamlessly to the CurriesOnline site, and select food from the online menus to order for collection or home delivery. 
The system does not require registration, and there are many additional functions being planned for the site, such as being able to write reviews and rate restaurants on quality, service and value. 
Meals ordered using an online service cost no more than they would directly from the restaurants and simplifies the process of finding, ordering and paying for takeaway food.
CurriesOnline’s custom search page within Y4Food | find local takeaway… is available HERE

11 Aug 09 | Try Y4Food | find local online takeaway

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