How the Cornish pasty came to prosper in Virginia

Indeed, you have to be careful to pronounce your love for "PAST-eez" rather than "PAY-stees" or your neighbours will think that you frequent strip joints.So how did the Pure Pasty shop make its way to Vienna, Virginia?

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Coronavirus: How do I get a food parcel?

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People have been stockpiling food, supermarket online delivery slots are full, items are restricted in stores and vulnerable people are being sent food parcels by the government.So what is being done to make sure people can get food?

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Coronavirus: Will jugglers and clowns harvest fruit and vegetables?

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The UK is facing a shortage of fruit and vegetable pickers this year.However, the closing of borders and grounding of aeroplanes because of the coronavirus outbreak has made it hard for overseas workers to reach the UK.

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Coronavirus: Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda lift some restrictions

Aldi is now scrapping limits completely on all but a few items, while Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda have also removed some limits and changed others.The supermarket will create local drop-off points for customers to donate products to others and will distribute £10m of food to food banks itself.

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Coronavirus: Morrisons to give £10m to food banks

It will also be sending deliveries of canned goods and pasta to local food banks via "community champions".Mr Potts said: "As a food maker and shopkeeper we are uniquely placed to help.

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Coronavirus: Will food supply fears see a rise in home-grown veg?

As people ponder how they might have to source their food during the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, will there be a growth in growing your own?National groups including the Royal Horticultural Society and National Vegetable Society have reported a substantial increase in people starting to grow their own veg for the first time.

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Coronavirus: How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely?

He said people should "use food delivery services where you can".But what are the safest ways to go shopping for food or accept a delivery or takeaway at home?

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Burger King boss: We’re not going to pay our rent

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Burger King chief executive Alasdair Murdoch has said that the fast food chain will not be paying rent due on its UK restaurants this week.Hundreds of High Street businesses are set to withhold their quarterly rent payments, which are due on Wednesday, so they can afford to pay their staff.

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Could synthetic fish be a better catch of the day?

Could we one day be eating "fish" grown from cells in a factory, as a number of start-ups are planning?Business is booming says David Shenson, the President of Sterling Caviar, which owns four fish farms in Sacramento, California, raising sturgeon for their eggs, better known as caviar.

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Coronavirus: Essex school burgled and all food stolen

The raid at Gosfield School in Essex happened overnight on Friday.Among the items taken were four commercial freezers full of food, all the dry foods in the kitchen and the contents of the catering refrigerators, said the school.

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Coronavirus: How can you still celebrate Mother's Day?

Affi Parvizi-Wayne lives just three doors down from her 74-year-old mother, Afsar, in north London.For them, Mother's Day is usually a triple celebration because it coincides with Afsar's birthday and Persian New Year.

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'We discuss food banks at school gates like it's normal'

In the food bank's little kitchen I speak to Mary, the volunteer who helped her.I have been visiting the food bank since mid-January, on and off, listening to people's stories.

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Singapore has moved all its hawkers indoors, and other big Asian cities are following suit

In most Asian cities food hawkers line the streets, with pungent cooking aromas enticing passers-by.But Melvin's customers tuck into their meals under cover, on the second floor of a purpose-built shopping complex.

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Coronavirus: Food bank shortage blamed on panic buying

London food bank Sufra, which donates 9,540 parcels annually, says the likes of pasta and rice are hard to get.A food bank in Bedfordshire has warned stockpiling "will hit the vulnerable".

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Coronavirus stockpiling 'will hit vulnerable', says foodbank boss

Sarah Broughton, project manager at Bedford Foodbank, said the charity was well-stocked but warned supplies would dwindle if donations dried up.Stockpiling for "an emergency that may happen" was unfair to people already in crisis, she added.

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Greggs bid to crack 'tribal' Cornwall pasty market

The chain had a previous branch in Saltash, but it closed in September after failing to convince locals and crack the coveted Cornish pasty market.It will be located on the Pennygillam Estate, on the outskirts of the town, close to the exit to and from the A30 - Cornwall's major road.

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Coronavirus: UK supermarket delivery hours extended

It saw firms call for help from the government to deal with increased demand from customers amid the coronavirus outbreak.Mr Eustice said: "We have listened to our leading supermarkets and representatives from across the industry, and we are taking action to support their preparations.

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Mackie's reports record year as sales rise sharply

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Mackie's said sales of its chocolate and ice cream brands soared over the year



Food brand Mackie's of Scotland has reported record revenues following a sharp rise in sales of chocolate and ice cream.The Aberdeenshire-based firm said annual turnover rose by 20% to £16.

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Coronavirus: Greggs 'would pay staff who need to self-isolate'

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Greggs said its vegan sausage roll had helped boost sales



Greggs boss Roger Whiteside has said his firm would pay staff who have to self-isolate because of coronavirus.He said Greggs' policy could be reviewed if coronavirus became a "big problem".

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UK would be 'insane' to let in chlorinated chicken, farmers say

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Farming leaders have said it would be "insane" to sign a trade deal that allows the import of food that would be illegal to produce in the UK, such as chlorinated chicken.The National Farmers Union (NFU) president, Minette Batters, said allowing these imports would be "morally bankrupt".

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