Incredible images from the Food Photographer of the Year competition




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Taken by young photographer Dewi Hollema, this dynamic shot of a bustling street in Alexandria is filled with life. It features a group of men gathering around a table to gossip and share Egyptian sweet tea – to

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Tasty foods invented in terrible times


Some of the most delicious recipes were invented out of necessity. Faced with a lack of certain ingredients, creative bakers scraped together whatever was in their larder so they could still put bread – or cake – on the table. Resourceful wartime cooks used their rations and their imaginations to come up with tasty meals and make each scrap of food stretch as far as possible. Here are some of the best dishes that were born from hardship and are now firm favorites.




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A combination of elbow macaroni, tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn, beans and chopped hot dogs, Hoover stew emerged during the Great Depression in the 1930s. It was often served in soup kitchens in ‘Hoovervilles’ – shantytowns built by

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Tasty canned food recipes just as good as fresh




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