Anna Bailey

Digital Content Writer / Editor

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Experienced digital journalist and editor with a passion for lifestyle content. Managed websites for leading broadcast and news organisations (MSN UK, ITV and UKTV).

Extremely well-organised, pro-active and creative with managerial experience and a commercial mind. Proven record delivering online targets/KPIs.

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lovefood.com
The fictional places you can actually eat in

Would you like to have breakfast at Tiffany's, a pint in the Cheers bar or hangout in the same place as Tony Soprano? Take a look at the places you've seen on TV and in films, and find out what's on menu.

lovefood.com
Unexpected foods the royal family loves

They have access to the best chefs in the world, and live a life of luxury and privilege. But the royal family enjoy far more than caviar and champagne. Read on to discover what the Duchess of Cambridge likes to cook at home, Princes William and Harry's favourite fast food, and the top-notch meals served to the Queen's beloved corgis.

loveexploring.com
30 unmissable things to do in Mexico

Once the land of the Maya civilisation, Mexico is steeped in history and culture. With ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, enchanting cities and incredible food there are countless memorable experiences to be had. While this is by no means an definitive list, here are 30 awe-inspiring things to do in Mexico to get you started.

lovefood.com
The best kitchen gadgets from every decade

Kitchens have changed dramatically over the years. With new technologies, changing habits and evolving food trends, an endless stream of gadgets and appliances have hit the shelves. Starting in the 1920s, we've taken a look back through the decades at inventions that have stood the test of time.

Dotty Dishes
12/11/2017
Destination guide: The award-winning Pointer hotel in Brill

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT Voted 'Hotel of the Year' and 'Best Foodie Place to Stay' by The Sunday Times Enjoy first-class dishes, featuring local produce and ingredients Warm yourself by the open fire in the cosy bar area Stay in a farmhouse-style bedroom with a luxurious slipper bath It's not often you open the weekend papers while enjoying a hotel breakfast and discover the place you're staying in has been voted Hotel of the Year by The Sunday Times - but, that's what happened during our visit...

Asthma UK
Sleep and asthma | Asthma UK

Asthma symptoms shouldn't be keeping you awake at night. There are practical steps and medication you can take to stop your condition interfering with a good night's rest.

Asthma UK
"Taking an antihistamine every day is 100% a life saver for me" | Asthma UK

Becky Saunders, 34, loves to exercise - especially running outside. But, year-round hay fever has forced her to change her habits. She once struggled with winter pollen, mistaking her symptoms with a common cold, but now takes daily antihistamines to them and reduce her chances of having an asthma attack.

lovefood.com
Tasty new restaurants to try in every state in 2018

With so many restaurants opening, it can be hard to keep track of the best new venues. Thankfully Yelp is here to help. They've revealed the top-rated and most reviewed restaurants that opened in every state last year. Read on to find out where you should be eating in 2018.

lovefood.com
The greatest food hoaxes of all time

It's amazing what we can be persuaded to believe. From April Fool's jokes to scandalous frauds, these are some of the most astonishing food and drink hoaxes of all time.

Asthma UK
Chocolate eggs and other surprising Easter asthma triggers | Asthma UK

If you have asthma and food allergies, you may find seasonal treats like Easter eggs and hot cross buns could trigger your asthma symptoms. Luckily, there are plenty of free-from alternatives available in many supermarkets, so you don't have to feel you're missing out.

Willows Activity Farm
A day in the life of Dawn - Willows Activity Farm

April 2018 Our entertainment manager Dawn has been putting on theatre shows at Willows Activity Farm for 15 years. She tells us about a typical day, her favourite characters and her most memorable moments on stage. "We've had a jam-packed schedule during Easter, so every day has been crazy.

lovefood.com
33 of The Pioneer Woman's best cooking tips

Ree Drummond, perhaps better known as The Pioneer Woman, started sharing recipes and lifestyle tips on her blog in 2006 after moving back to Oklahoma from the city to be with her cowboy husband. She now has millions of followers on social media, several cookbooks and her own show on the Food Network.

lovefood.com
The best Irish pub in every state

It's St Patrick's Day on Saturday 17th March, and what better place to celebrate than an Irish pub? We've sought out the best pubs, bars and restaurants in every state that pay homage to the Emerald Isle.

lovefood.com
America's most adorable small-town restaurants

Our sister site loveEXPLORING recently compiled a list of the most adorable small towns in every state, so we decided to seek out the best places to eat in each of these charming destinations. From family-run bistros to independent cafés and picturesque riverside restaurants, these are our favourite spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.

lovefood.com
Amazing royal wedding dishes throughout history

British royal wedding banquets were once a time for families to show off their wealth and use exotic ingredients but in recent years, nuptials have more personal touches and use homegrown produce. We look back at some of the most impressive and surprising wedding dishes throughout history - and consider what the recently engaged royals Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie may serve on their respective big days.

lovefood.com
You've been eating pizza wrong your whole life

Did you know there's a right way to hold pizza? Mathematicians have even come up with formulas on how to divide perfectly equal slices and ensure you have the correct base to topping ratios. Read on to find out more and discover other great tips for eating pizza.

lovefood.com
Must-have kitchenware you need to buy in 2018

If you're planning to update your kitchen or just love buying new gadgets, check out our list of must-buys for 2018. From hot new appliances to the latest cooking trends plus items to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions, you're bound to find something you can't live without.

lovefood.com
The best celebrity-owned restaurants in America

Countless celebrities have invested in their own restaurants but few of them have managed to keep going for more than a few years. In this notoriously hard industry to conquer, we take a look at some of the best celebrity-owned diners, cafes and bars across the country.

loveexploring.com
The most adorable small town in every US state

Escape the crowds and enjoy a much slower pace of life in these adorable small towns. We've chosen a hidden treasure for each state, and although some are technically cities, they're so tiny, you're still a world away from heavy traffic and bustling streets. Here's where to enjoy small town America.

lovefood.com
The shocking truth about bottled water

Just 50 years ago the thought of buying bottled water when it was freely available from the tap would have seemed absurd to most people. Yet today sales are higher than ever. We look at how much we're really drinking, how our obsession started and the devastating effect it's having on our environment.

lovefood.com
Coca-Cola flavours from around the world

Classic Coca-Cola is the biggest-selling drink in history. But that hasn't stopped The Coca-Cola Company coming up with new versions. Here's a list of the strangest and most successful flavours available around the globe.

Dotty Dishes
07/27/2017
Four lunches in one day: Old Spitalfields Market food tour

Old Spitalfields Market is the perfect place to visit for incredible food, classic cocktails and quirky shopping. Located in a Victorian market hall, just five minutes from London's Liverpool Street, you’ll find an eclectic mix of unique stalls and trendy stores alongside an impressive array of restaurants, takeaways and street food vendors.

loveexploring.com
Stunning lakes you won't believe are man-made

The construction of reservoirs, dams and mines has created some incredible artificial lakes. Here's a few of the most beautiful man-made lagoons around the world.

lovefood.com
The best burgers in Britain

Smothered in cheese, bursting with bacon or completely meat-free - however you like your burgers, there are some incredible options around Britain. Here we've collected some of the highest rated, most lauded and most unusual creations. While it's by no means an exhaustive list, these are some of the country's best.

lovefood.com
The best American foods, ranked

We recently asked loveFOOD readers to vote for their favourite American foods. We were overwhelmed with replies telling us about your most-loved family meals, top take-out dishes and preferred desserts. Here we've compiled the 25 most popular foods. Let the countdown begin...

lovefood.com
Epic fast-food fails: advert vs. reality

Promotional pictures of your favourite fast foods might leave you salivating, but the reality is often very different. We take a look at some junk food orders that haven't quite lived up to expectations.

lovemoney.com
The world's best low-cost airlines revealed

The rise of budget flights over the last few decades has made travelling abroad accessible to millions. But which companies are offering the best service? The 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards have been announced, revealing the top 20 low-cost airlines.

MSN Health & Fitness
'Alopecia changed my life'

It’s not known how many people suffer from alopecia in the UK. For some, hair loss occurs in patches; others lose all of their hair, including eyelashes, eyebrows and body hair.

lovefood.com
The best Italian restaurant in every state

With a focus on independent and family-owned businesses, this is our selection of the best Italian restaurants in America - one for each state. Be inspired or discover if your favorite has made the list. Buon Appetito!

lovefood.com
Super savvy tips to cut your food bill in half

It's amazing how much money you can save on food with some careful planning. To avoid your costs creeping up, check out our tips on spending less and getting the most from your food budget.

lovefood.com
The best chicken joint in every state

As a nation we're obsessed with chicken - it's the most-eaten type of meat in the country. With that in mind, we've put together a list of the best chicken joints in each state, with a focus on independent diners and small chains. Read on to discover the best place in your home state.

lovefood.com
25 foods that will make you look younger

It's often said beauty comes from within, so don't just rely on anti-wrinkle creams and expensive potions for a radiant complexion. Eat yourself to younger-looking skin and hair with these anti-aging foods.

lovefood.com
23 comfort foods guaranteed to make you happy

As autumn sets in, it's all about cosy nights and comfort food. Here are our suggestions for satisfying dishes whatever the craving or situation - from movie night snacks to family suppers and rainy day dinners.

lovefood.com
The best ice-cream parlor in every US state

With so many excellent ice-cream parlors across America, you're probably spoilt for choice no matter where you live. We've put together this guide to the best ones in each state based on customer reviews. Has your favorite made the list?

lovefood.com
25 ways to celebrate the humble sweet potato

Sweet potato fries and wedges are often found on most menus these days. But there are so many other ways to cook with this simple vegetable. From curries and cakes to chillies and cheesecakes, read on for some of our favourite ideas.

lovefood.com
Super savvy tips to cut your food bill in half

It's amazing how much money you can save on food with some careful planning. To avoid your costs creeping up, check out our tips on spending less and getting the most from your food budget.

lovefood.com
These incredible dishes aren't what you think they are

These masterpieces not only look like works of art but also contain a few surprises. From Cédric Grolet's Rubik's Cubes (pictured) to Heston Blumenthal's meat fruits, we've rounded up some of the most incredible food illusions.

lovefood.com
25 three-ingredient recipes that are oh-so simple to make

It really is possible to make impressive dishes with just three ingredients. From savoury meals to sweet treats, here's a round-up of some of the best recipes that require just three main items. Disclaimer: some require store-cupboard staples such as salt, pepper and basic cooking oils.

lovefood.com
To hot to handle: The world's hottest chillis

Love them or loathe them, the demand for increasingly hot chillis is greater than ever. Just last month a new variety was deemed so powerful, experts warn eating it could result in anaphylactic shock. Read on to find out more about this recent discovery and other particularly powerful peppers.

lovefood.com
Fast food guilty pleasures of the rich and famous

With their riches, these celebrities can afford the best restaurants in town or even a personal chef. But, like the rest of us, they all need a fast food fix sometimes. Here's a look at what some celebrities order when they're in a rush or want to satisfy that junk-food craving.

lovefood.com
18 expensive foods that used to be cheap

These foods have come a long way from their humble beginnings. Many of them were once so cheap, they had to be given away. We explain how their fortunes changed and look at how some of today's cheaper foods are set to become a lot more costly.

lovefood.com
Best and worst things foods if you want to live longer

The food choices we make have a huge impact on our health. Some nourish your body with cancer-fighting anti-oxidants while others contain harmful chemicals. Read on to see which are the best and worst for a longer life.

lovefood.com
Foods that 19 top chefs just refuse to eat

These tops chefs have tried countless dishes but there are some foods they just won't eat. Whether it’s because they don’t like the taste, the cooking technique or because of ethical concerns here are the dishes they would rather avoid.

lovefood.com
The food and wine pairing mistakes you didn't know you're making

Most people tend to stick to the traditional guidelines when it comes to pairing wine with foods. Red wine with cheese and white wine with seafood are classic combinations. But, you don't always need to play by these rules. These are just a few of the common mistakes people make when matching wine with food.

lovefood.com
25 puzzling food and drink mysteries solved

Ever wondered what that white stuff that comes out of salmon when it's cooked is? Or why cutting onions makes you cry? Read on for the answers to these and other food- and drink-related FAQs.

lovefood.com
How to rescue common dishes if you've cooked them wrong

Lose track of what you're doing in the kitchen and you could end up with a culinary disaster. But, you don't always need to start again. Here are some ideas for saving your failed meals and transforming 'ruined' dishes into something new.

lovefood.com
Glittering dishes: food that's made with gold

Edible gold has long been used in lavish cakes and desserts. But, in the quest to create more Instagram-worthy treats it's now being increasingly used to decorate everyday foods. We've taken a look at some of the most sublime, ridiculous and expensive treats given the golden touch.

lovefood.com
25 ingredients in our everyday foods that might shock you

Food and drink manufacturers use some pretty bizarre methods to enhance the flavor, preserve the texture or prolong the shelf-life of their products. Here are some of the weirdest ingredients found in your everyday foods. But, be warned - some of them may make you lose your appetite.

TBSeen
06/05/2017
Gifts for Prosecco Lovers - TBSeen

A story popped up on our Facebook feed recently telling us that Brits drink more Prosecco than any other nation. Surprised? Neither are we.We are big fans of the fizz. Nothing says, "The party has well and truly started" like the sound of a cork popping.

Expedia Blog
08/28/2014
ATV Ride and Mt Mayon in Bicol, Philippines

Legazpi airport must have one of the most scenic landing strips in the world. Ten minutes before the plane descended towards the city, just one hour's flight from the Philippines' capital Manila, Mt. Mayon came into view.

TBSeen
05/31/2017
Celebrity style finder: Dress like Lisa Faulkner - TBSeen

We love a good nosy at Lisa Faulkner's Instagram account. If we're not drooling over her delicious food, we're lusting over her style. Want to look as good as Lisa and save some cash? We've got you covered! Treat yourself to her latest outfits or a piece that's almost identical.

UKTV Really
Top 10 wedding planning tips

Whether you're planning a big white wedding or an intimate occassion, getting married is a nerve-wracking experience

Basingstoke Gazette
Grieving parents' meningitis advice

Family and friends of a Basingstoke teenager have been left devastated after she died of meningitis – just two days after complaining of a headache.

Basingstoke Gazette
Toddler’s amazing battle for survival

A brave toddler has beaten the odds after recovering from a 15-hour operation to remove a tumour wrapped around his spine – his second bout of life-saving surgery in less than 18 months.

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