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Water Chestnuts
There are at least three major types of Water Chestnuts: Chinese, European and Indian.

"Chinese" Water Chestnuts

There are other Chinese Water Chestnuts (such as the ones termed "European" below), but type described here are the ones most of us are most familiar with today.
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Philip Harben
Philip Harben had the first television cooking programme in the world. The programme started in 1946 on the BBC. [1]

The series was broadcast in black and white. At some points, he had to use his own personal rations (Britain was on war rations until around 1954) as ingredients on the programmes. He showed his audience how to cook with what was available at the time: for instance, he would show them how to cook chips and steak and kidney pie. Bedecked with a marvellous beard, he spoke with a good BBC accent, and was very good-natured and happy on his shows. To go on air, he always wore a striped apron.
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