Video blog of the week: 7 Year Old Pizza Tossing Master

Boy wonder tossing pizzaThis video is a quality one we found. Imagine if your seven year old son couldtoss pizza like this boy. Absolutely amazing skill and precision as he stands casually tossing the pizza around the kitchen.

The 7 year old is seen spinning pizza back and forth with his father, Carmine Testa, owner of Carmine’s PizzaFactory in Jersey City. Testa says his son mastered the skills in just two weeks and is a chip off the old block.

With skills like these he sure has a great pizza career ahead of him.  Check out the video and tell us what you think by leaving a comment below. Everyone that leaves a comment will be emailed a £1 discount voucher to use at any of our online participating takeaways.

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Rules for the Y4Food Lottery

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We are running our very own lottery draw for our customers and social network fans. This means you have a chance of winning a share of the prize fund should the numbers come up.  The rules for this promotion are as follows:

  1. Every time you share the lottery post via our Facebook page you will receive 1 share of the winnings if the lines are successful on the Saturday night draw.
  2. If you share 10 times and no one else shares you will win the whole amount.
  3. Minimum winnings payout will be £50 total, Maximum winnings payout total will be £100K total

Good luck

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Video Blog of the week: £1 fish very, very cheap, six for £5

Londons-£1-fish-manThis is a new feature of the Y4Food blog.  Each week we will be haring the most intersting and hilarious videos that we can find relating to food.  Here is the first share of the week.

This is hilarious we thought we would share it with you. “£1 fish very, very cheap, six for £5, £1 fish, come on ladies £1 fish”……..you have got to see this guy in action and then tell us you don’t want a £1 fish!

Please leave a comment if you found this video funny. Please feel free to share it too.  already, this man has become an internet sensation with 1 million views.  Why not subscribe to our feed to keep up to date and like us on Facebook and also follow us on Twitter

Y4Food lottery draw 12th May 2012

Yes we are doing it again the famous Y4Food lottery but this time we are also giving away £1 discount to everyone that wants to be part of the lottery pool.  We have randomly chosen 2 lines for the draw on Saturday 12th May which are shown below on the actual ticket:

To be in it to win it simply comment on this post, must enter an email address so we can send you the £1 discount as well as enter you into the lottery draw, then claim a share by sharing with your friends on facebook.

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Rules

Every time you share this lottery blog via our Facebook page you will receive 1 share of the winnings on Saturday night. If you share 10 times and no one else shares you will win the whole amount. Good Luck!

Minimum payout will be £50 total, Maximum payout total will be £100K total

Your comment on the blog is acceptance that you agree to the rules above

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Cool Brittania – The best of British chefs and food

Jamie OliverNever has there ever been a reason to feel more proud to be British than 2012. Dubbed cool Brittania we wanted to ask you who you think is Brtain’s top chef and what you think Britain’s favourite dish is.

Many people recently in a poll by a supermarket chain chose Jamie Oliver as the top chef of Britain with Delia Smith second, and for favourite food it was close but the traditional Sunday roast beat good old fish and chips.

Please leave a comment below telling us who yor top chef is and what you think the top dish of Britain should be.

Everyone who leaves a comment will be emailed a £1 discount voucher to use at our Y4Food Southampton takeaways or Y4Food Portsmouth takeaways

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Spice up your life – 10 Indian spices that benefit your health

spicesWe all enjoy a good curry but in the back of our minds we do sometimes feel guilty as we tend to look at the amount of calories we will  gain by eating Indian food.

When we think of Indian food we think of rich, creamy curry dishes, fried starters and sweet desserts.

However, as this blog explains, spices used in Indian food offer a variety of health benefits too. Read on to find out more:

Cinnamon

Cinnamon isn’t just a great way to sweeten up your pastry or morning coffee, it also has great weight-loss properties, too. According to a recent study by Diabetes Care, a simple teaspoon of cinnamon a day rapidly reduces blood sugar levels, as well as cholesterol by 26%, meaning it helps protect against diabetes, weight-gain and cardiovascular disease. Often used in spicy lamb curries.

Paprika

Paprika

Love a bit of a zing when you eat your curry? Hot and spicy paprika contains capsaicin, whose anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may lower the risk of cancer (also found in cayenne and red chilli peppers).

Black Pepper

This is a staple ingredient in all Indian takeaway kitchens and restaurants. Black pepper contains a piperine component (which creates its pungent taste) as well as boosting the metabolism by as much as 8% for several hours after ingesting. Freshly ground pepper packs the most piperine.

Mustard Seeds

mustard seeds

These spicy-tasting mustard seed not only pack a punch on your taste buds, but helps boost the metabolism. This helps the body burn fat quicker – by up to 25% and around 45 calories per average meal. Most Indian chefs like to pop the seeds first in hot oil to release the authentic flavour.  Often found in chicken and lamb curries.

Cayenne

The main ingredient in the cayenne pepper is capsaicin, which is known for its fat-burning abilities and thermogenic properties. These stimulate the central nervous system to produce heat in the body that goes onto increase calorie burning. If you like your curry extra hot then added Cayenne pepper will really tickle those taste buds.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Thanks to its preventative and curative ingredient, curcumin, a rich anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric is best at reducing inflammation in the muscles and joints. This spice is also believed to be a great breast cancer-preventing food and is more effective than over-the-counter pain killers, like aspirin and ibuprofen, according to the American Institute for Vedic Studies.

Coriander

coriander

Coriander is usually added as a garnish before the dish is served. It is also used in the cooking of the dish. Coriander rapidly decreases the painful symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Coriander contains an anti-spasmodic agent that helps relax contracted digestive muscles, which cause stomach cramps. It’s also good at relaxing the artery, which subsequently helps lower blood pressure.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds

Fennel can be classed as a vegetable, herb or spice but whatever you label it, its anti-inflammatory agents provide pain relief for menstrual cramps. Fennel contains liquorice-tasting oil called anethole and phytoestrogen, an oestrogen-like compound. This is proven to reduce menstrual cramps and is as strong as an over-the-counter ibuprofen.

Ginger

ginger

Ginger is the one ingredient used in almost every single Indian dish. A root vegetable it packs a flavour. Ginger has long been used as a spice which helps ease all types of nausea. As well as adding flavour to a curry, ginger also reduces the release of vasopressin – the key hormone that plays a role in motion sickness. Ginger also has great gastric mobility abilities, and aids healthy digestion.

Oregano

Oregano

Oregano is a major source of thymol and carvacol – two antibacterial agents that fight off infection. It’s also packed with super strength anti-oxidants, so much so, it has quadruple the amount of antioxidants found in blueberries.

A good curry requires the right amount of spice in it to give it that real authentic taste.  If you are looking to add some spice to your life and boost your health then there is nothing better than a really good Indian takeaway to spice up your life in more ways than one.  So, if you fancy an Indian why not check out what your local Y4Food Portsmouth takeaways or Y4Food Southampton Takeaways

We hope you found this blog informative. Are you an Indian food lover, please comment below with your favourite spicy Indian dish.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and join us on Twitter for exclusive competitions, discounts and promotions.

Leave a comment and get £1 discount code emailed to you!

Twisted Cuisine in Southampton gets its own Take Away Food Site

Twisted Cuisine in Southampton are now fully online and linked up to their own facebook page.

Based in Shirley, Southampton.  This establishment is about to make a bit of a storm in the Maritime city of Southampton.

The food from Twisted Cuisine is quite unique in that it is made with fresh ingredients daily and a healthy alternative to takeaway food.  As an added twist, you can order both authentic Thai and Italian food from the same store, so why not have a go at mixing and matching to make your own Twisted favourites?

Twisted Cuisine in Southampton - Order Online

You can order online, and reviews, integrate with Twitter and Facebook and even use the online menu to call your order over the telephone.

Twisted Cusine Online Takeaway is available here:  http://twistedcuisine.y4f.co/

Takeaway Food Can be Healthy Eating!

Sometimes resisting that takeaway can be really difficult, especially when you know you shouldn’t.

To combat this dilemma, we’ve searched out the healthiest takeaway options, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your hard work at the gym hasn’t gone to waste!

Chinese
Healthy ChineseChinese takeaway usually means lots of deep-frying, but it doesn’t have to. Go for boiled rice instead of fried, and you’re halving the calories. Dishes served in oyster sauce or black bean sauce are a good option, go for a soup instead of wontons or spring rolls, and go easy on the prawn crackers. Lots of Chinese dishes come with steamed vegetables, and stir-frys are tasty, and fairly low in oil.

Spicy CurryIndian
Avoid creamy and deep fried dishes, and choose a vegetable curry, or a madras. Go for boiled rice, and skip the onion bhajis and poppadoms, and have a chapatti instead.

Pizza
Fresh PizzaMiss out the deep pan, stuffed crust, avoid pepperoni and extra cheese, and choose vegetable toppings and a thin crust. Hawaiian pizza are usually a safe choice, and Meat Feasts are usually the worst. Both Pizza Hut and Dominos have nutritional values tables up on their websites to help you out.
 

03 Sep 09 | Terri-Jane Dow | Try Y4Food | find local online takeaway

Brave British Holidaymakers- No Idea About Food

Travel site Tripadvisor.com has found the almost 86% of Britons will try out local delicacies when on holiday, with as many as 82% of them not even knowing what they are eating.

Guinea Pigs in PeruThe survey showed that 40% of UK holidaymakers would eat guinea pigs in Peru, and 35% would give deep fried grasshoppers a try in Thailand.

Adventurous Britons abroad ordered Mexican Chimichangas, believing it was a coffee-based dessert instead of a spicy deep fried burrito, and over 250 of the people quizzed thought that ordering cuisses de grenouille in France would mean they were eating sheeps testicles, rather than frogs legs.

Snake, fish porridge and wasabi ice cream were other things tested on the international menu.

Italy, France and Thailand – despite their strange gastronomic delights – came up top of the poll for the best, and best value, food.

Maybe an idea to learn some of the language before tasting the cuisine, or who knows what you’ll end up eating!

03 Sep 09 | Terri-Jane Dow | Try Y4Food | find local online takeaway

Related websites:
http://www.tripadvisor.com

Takeaway Little Chef Makes The Good Food Guide

Thanks to Heston Blumenthal’s makeover, the Little Chef chain has made it into the Good Food Guide 2010.

Little Chef Big ChefBlumenthal, famous for creating snail porridge, took on the project last year for a channel 4 show ‘Big Chef takes on Little Chef’, and introduced a whole new menu, whilst still retaining the essence of Little Chef.

He’s set to be scheduled for a follow-up to the TV show born from the project.

On Little Chef’s success, Blumenthal said in a press statement “I am overjoyed … inclusion in ‘The Good Food Guide’ is a great barometer of success and it’s fantastic for Little Chef Popham to be recognized by such an established British food guide.”

This is the first time that a roadside diner has been included in the prestigious list, and it’s scored equally to a good quality gastropub.

Heston Blumenthal’s own restaurant, The Fat Duck, came top of the list, scoring a perfect ten despite a brief closure in February this year due to an outbreak of the norovirus bug which affected 400 diners.

The Good Food Guide is published September 8th by Which? and can be ordered from http://www.which.co.uk

03 Sep 09 | Terri-Jane Dow | Try Y4Food | find local online takeaway

Related websites:
http://www.littlechef.co.uk

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