Life and Style Buttering up: The popularity of artisan butters has forced the big makers of other spreads to change their products

Margarine makers have an unusual response to  our renewed taste for butter

Shoppers confused by food claims such as "low fat" and "high fibre"

Shoppers are confused by food claims such as "low fat" and "high fibre" because they do not know what to compare them with, a survey conducted by NOP for the British Heart Foundation, found.

Letter: Falling dioxins in cod liver oil

Sir: You published material taken from a press announcement issued by Friends of the Earth (report, 16 June), giving credibility to damaging claims about cod liver oil.

reviews: I Can't Believe It's Not) The Butter Factor

which returns to Edinburgh after being a minor hitette last year. The perennially peroxided Hazel Morse is every guy's dream date, her scarlet pout breaking into snorts of unquestioning laughter at any opportunity. But when she hits the bottle - and boy does she hit it - the guys either leave town or get married. Suicide is never a serious option, so she clings to the only real constant companion she has left.

Butter fingers

Chris Tolley (Nottinghamshire)

Sweet success

Sweet success

Books: The glory that was grease

JOHN TAVENER: Glimpses of Paradise by Geoffrey Haydon, Gollancz pounds 20

TRIED & TESTED; OUT DAMNED SPOT

Red wine, grass, ballpoint pen or grease: common stains, but can anything remove them? Our panel finds out

Letter: Sunny side down

From Mr Leon Kreitzman

Letter: No Sun loungers

Sir: In writing about the Savoy ('And if one silver butter knife should accidentally fall', 17 September) Mark Lawson is wrong to conclude that 'in the area of reading matter at least, the desires of the guest are not primary'. It was precisely to ensure the comfort of guests that his request for the Sun was refused, as the presence of this publication in the Savoy would certainly have caused offence.

Health Update: Fast food vegetable fat's in the fire

BURGER chains that advertise food cooked in '100 per cent vegetable oil' may be misleading their customers into believing that this is a healthy option, according to a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine. Most fast food chains deep-fry in vegetable oil converted to saturated fat by hydrogenation, says Dr Dirk Elston of the Brooke Army Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Such fat is often used in commercial foods because it is cheap and has a long shelf life, but has been shown to raise cholesterol levels and to contribute to cardiovascular disease. Fast food chains should use monosaturated and polyunsaturated oils to help lower cholesterol levels, he argues.

Sorry, but I've got a few questions, too

I DO NOT understand why David Tredinnick and Graham Riddick are still members of the House of Commons. I don't understand why they haven't been forced to resign. And indeed, if an unsuccessful private attempt has been made to force their resignation, I do not understand why the Conservative Party has not disowned them, withdrawn the whip, and told them to take a long walk off a short cliff.

THEATRE / Rockers on a low-fat diet: Paul Taylor on steering-wheels and inappropriate muscle in Grease at the Dominion Theatre

THE BEST moment at the opening night of Grease was a sheer fluke. It came during the drive-in movie scene. An overstimulated Danny (Craig McLachlan) was just starting to get fresh with the virginal Sandy (Debbie Gibson) when his steering-wheel snapped off in his hand. Thank God it wasn't his gear-stick, or it would have been curtains for that romance. Suddenly confronted by an accidental image of less than complete manhood, Gibson to her undying credit, could not keep a straight face and the show ground to a brief halt.

Health Update: Good Northern diet

DESPITE their alleged fondness for chip butties, northerners eat far less fat than people in the South, according to the Public Health Common Data Set produced by the Institute of Public Health, University of Surrey. It found that the percentage of food energy derived from saturated fatty acids was lowest in the North. The highest rates were in the South-west, South-east and East Anglia.

Take-away fined

A Chinese take-away was fined pounds 44,500 yesterday after environmental health officers found a mouse head, rat droppings and rotting food in the kitchens. They also found leaves, grease and dead insects in cupboards and drawers at the August Moon in Hungerford, Berkshire, magistrates were told. San Yau Wong, the owner, and his son Wai, the manager, admitted breaching the 1970 Food Safety Act.
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