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Bites Bits: Halle Berry's healthy work out and the rest of the week in brief food news

  |  June 22, 2013

Cast member Halle Berry poses during a photocall for the Russian premiere of the new film "Cloud Atlas" in Moscow November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
MAXIM SHEMETOV
Cast member Halle Berry poses during a photocall for the Russian premiere of the new film 'Cloud Atlas' in Moscow November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

A round up of food news from the last few days.

‘Because I’m diabetic, I don’t just start eating healthily and working out before I start filming a movie or attend a red carpet event. I live like that. It’s a way of life and it’s really important that I stay fit and eat healthily all of the time’ – Halle Berry to InStyle UK.

In celebration of Ramadan, Burger Hood is offering a special ‘meal deal’ box packed with three dates, a burger, fries, coleslaw, a date shak, and a date cake – all for Dh60. Located at Guardian Towers, Abu Dhabi. Call 02 449 9990

Armani/Dolci is releasing a new praline flavour – a milk chocolate shell filled with dried fruit and honey, encased in packaging inspired by the lines and hues of Islamic art. Available until the end of August, the pralines are available in Dubai at Armani/Dubai Caffè, The Dubai Mall and Emporio Armani Caffe, Mall of Emirates

‘I’m just bored of fad diets. I’ve spent years trying to figure out what works best for me, but the real answer is exercise and being happy. I do have to work out so I can enjoy a normal diet but I’d rather spend loads of time in the gym than starve myself’ – the singer Kimberley Walsh.

Jumeirah Group conducted a country-wide online survey to find the UAE's favourite dish. Of the 1,500 polled, two thirds of respondents picked steak as a favourite, firmly establishing the UAE as a country of meat lovers. When asked to pick a favourite cuisine, the majority chose Italian.