Food Porn

October 17, 2012 9:33 pm1 comment
Food Porn

What is it about photographs of food that makes people drool all the more? Once the hobby of teenage girls, taking pictures of food to display on blogs and on social networking sites are now the norm. I even catch myself doing it on occasion. Cookbooks are the obvious source […]

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That was the week…. Fiona Apple, Cheryl, Metric, The Smashing Pumpkins

July 1, 2012 12:22 pm2 comments
That was the week…. Fiona Apple, Cheryl, Metric, The Smashing Pumpkins

A new weekly column having a frankly schizophrenic look at recent releases. Record of the Week Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do. Seven years pass with nothing and Fiona Apple presents a […]

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Why is eating meat morally unacceptable?

June 25, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
Why is eating meat morally unacceptable?

Most arguments for the moral obligation of vegetarianism either follow Peter Singer’s lead and demand equal consideration for animals on utilitarian grounds, or they follow Tom Regan’s deontological rights-based theory. I will try to defend utilitarianism as the ultimate ethical theory that is able to compromise an active solution to […]

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Whole grains – what are they all about?

June 14, 2012 1:34 pm0 comments
Whole grains – what are they all about?

You might be familiar with “5 A Day” for fruit and vegetables, but did you know that we should all be trying to eat three portions of wholegrains daily? You may already have a good idea of what constitutes a wholegrain food and their benefits, but if you are unsure, […]

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The Art of Summer Drinking

June 13, 2012 1:54 pm1 comment
The Art of Summer Drinking

The sun makes a perfect excuse… The last few months have given only a few insipid hints but tradition assures us that summer is planning an appearance and is languidly travelling over to our blustery little island to relieve the insistent rain. Without suspecting the worst, there may only be […]

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5 A Day – not as difficult to achieve as you might think

June 12, 2012 12:53 pm0 comments
5 A Day – not as difficult to achieve as you might think

Although the 5 A Day scheme may not be that new – it was launched in 1994 to encourage us to increase our intake of fruit and vegetables to benefit our health – there still seems to be some uncertainty about what counts towards it. This was reflected by the […]

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Sharing the love of vegetables!

April 21, 2012 2:40 pm1 comment
Sharing the love of vegetables!

I have friends coming round for a meal next week and they are  both Vegetarian so I thought I would find some tasty vegetarian recipes. I  actually try to make at least one vegetarian meal a week and I use Quorn products a  lot as a meat substitute. The Quorn chicken style pieces […]

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Traditional French Meal

2:35 pm4 comments
Traditional French Meal

My friend is coming to visit from the UK soon and I have decided I need to impress her by cooking some typical French cuisine ( I hope she realises all the effort i’m going to!!). So I am going to practise the following dishes on poor, unsuspecting friends here , and […]

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