Category Archives: Thoughts & Questions
Hitting the news this week was a story about 30% of all two-to-15-years-olds being overweight, while 14-20% are obese. The news item was accompanied by a photo of a glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut and had a tone of resignation, rather than outright alarm!
Are we in the eye of a perfect storm that has been 20 years in the making? Why are TV cooking programs full of Chefs making over-fussy food instead of programs that actually show people how to make day-to-day basics that are healthy, nutritious and straight-forward? Why do we have people in their mid-thirties uncomfortable with making the food they eat from scratch? Read the rest of this entry
This is a great article by Chiara Fucarino and you should check out her blog Life’d
Good question! 🙂 I just had a similar thought with regards a Christmas menu I’m trying to put together. I did have a website I normally refer to for such things, but for some reason couldn’t find the link. Google came to the rescue and found me a website and what a thorough website it is for UK Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Game, Fish and Seafood! Read the rest of this entry
Just saw this by Ira Glass and thought it was too good not to share! There are so many analogies for this kind of stuff but this is also quite a good one.
So here I am on the 3rd day of my Italian odyssey and we have just arrived in Bologna 🙂 A quick overview so far – we started in Zürich before driving to Parma, via Como; the food we ate in Parma was Incredible! From there we drove to Florence via Prato and we left there this morning after taking a very enjoyable food tour with a local who is very well versed in the food scene. She’s on tripadvisor and I will of course follow-up with all the names and places where we ate when I fully digest the trip! Read the rest of this entry
So today is World Food Day organised by the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and there is a global discussion taking place about Food. What people’s favourite food memories are, What can be done to distribute food evenly throughout the world, What can be done to make food accessible for everyone, etc, etc, etc,. Food can be so many things to so many people. Food can be primped and polished and served on the best tables in the land, or it can be served up in newspaper. It is traded on the Commodity Markets and sold from vending machines. Read the rest of this entry