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Weather Too Hot?  Cool Down with a Curry!

Our long hot summer continues with just the odd drop of rain.  However, it is not everyone that enjoys the soaring temperatures and many of us are looking for ways of cooling down.

When it comes to eating you might think that a salad or cold soup is the sensible answer but you would be wrong.  Believe it or not, the best food to eat if you want to stay cool is a spicy curry.

This is because of an anomaly in the way our body reacts to spicy food.  The heat of the spices make you sweat and sweating cools you down.

Think about drinking a long cool drink swimming with ice on a hot day.  It gives you an instant feeling of refreshment and does initially cool you down.  However, the sensation is short-lived.  You have cooled down too quickly and your body compensates by heating up again, dropping you into a vicious circle.

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Gordon Ramsey Insults all of South India!

I know Gordon Ramsey is not one to curry favour or mince his words but a recent tweet of his appears to have upset an entire country.

Ramsey invites people to send him photos and descriptions of dishes they create.  In turn he gives them a review which, it is hoped, is amusing but can also be quite scathing.

To this end a Twitter user known as Rameez submitted a picture of a dish called Medu Vada, a traditional breakfast meal comprising deep fried spiced lentils served with lentil curry and coconut chutney.  Rameez asked Ramsey to rate his dish and received the response “I didn’t think you can tweet from prison”.

Rameez appeared satisfied by the comment, responding that his “mission had been accomplished”.  Others, however, were far from amused.

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