Did everyone see that rather brilliant long read By Bee Wilson in the Guardian this week about the rise and (arguable) demise of the clean eating phenomenon? It is a very well written and astute commentary around current attitudes to lifestyle, the evils of social media and the assumed right to violently defend a factually … Continue reading Are You Going to Eat…..Quark?
Welcome to 20 Questions, where we ask for clarity on many burning issues from people across the food, drink and hospitality world. We begin with Paul Lancaster, proud owner of Lunch- a fab American inspired restaurant in my neck of the Essex woods. And he is kicking us off with a seriously controversial tenth answer. Let's … Continue reading 20 Questions With Lunch!
The humble gin and tonic appears to have become this year's pulled pork and I cannot pretend to be happy about it. It has to be expected these days to face a smugly recounted list of nineteen gins, twelve origin countries and seven potential tonic varieties when you pull up an uncomfy artistically industrial chair … Continue reading Hands Off My Gin!!!!!
Before we go any further I must thank dozens of witty social media types who came up with this easily hijacked pun about the latest Brexit related horror that is the possibility of US chlorine washed chicken ending up on your Sunday roast plate in the UK. Well done you. The table-top impact of Brexit … Continue reading Chlorination Chicken
A while ago I was blessed with a trug full of garden-centric gifts from the parental units, including some ultra glam gloves and several packets of seeds. I was especially delighted with a pack of nasturtiums and my Step Mum was equally delighted to point out to me that as well as being … Continue reading Are You Going To Eat……Flowers?
Despite recent radish issues and an out and out potato fail, my garden is currently offering up some really wonderful pumpkin and courgette flowers which have been going into our new favourite summer evening dinner. I do love a risotto, and weirdly I forget how much I love a risotto quite frequently and hadn't made … Continue reading Squash Blossom Risotto
Believe it or not you don't need several acres of allotment and hours of daily toiling to achieve a decent edible production line direct to your kitchen- it needn't be an exercise in endless soil turning and Alan Titchmarsh tomes. You don't even need that much ground if you have space for some decent sized … Continue reading Grow Your Own! 5 Easy Home Crops