Food politics, ethics and issues

Food and cooking is a tricky business. There’s plenty to think about, plenty to discuss. Here’s a collection of posts dedicated to discuss the thorny issues around food ethics and politics.

The importance of a good Yorkshire pudding

The importance of a good Yorkshire pudding

When we were kids, our mum used to make Yorkshire puddings in bread tins, served as a starter before a main course of beef. We had one each, a great boat of a pudding to fill the plate. We'd pour gravy into it, my sister holding the onions back with a fork because she hated them. [...]

Food & drink, Food politics

WIN: a massive box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates

WIN: a massive box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates post image

Here you go, a chance to win a huge box of very good festive themed Hotel Chocolat chocolates, because: Christmas. ‘The Christmas Wreath Box’ is described in the marketing as "a show-stopping festive centrepiece to gather round and share this Christmas. Filled with 43 delicious Christmas truffles, a chunky cookie wreath and two large chocolate [...]

Food politics

Leeds Kirkgate Market vs. Mercado da Ribeira

Mercardo da Ribeira, Lisbon, Portugal

I spend a lot in markets, in terms of both time and money. A lunchtime trip to the fruit, veg, fish and meat stalls of Kirkgate Market in Leeds has become a weekly ritual, and I return to the office with one of those blue IKEA bags full of stuff. My colleagues ask me what unspeakable things [...]

Food politics

Riverford’s new recipe boxes

Riverford Recipe Box

Years ago, I used to 'do' veg boxes. Every week, a weird selection of vegetables would land on my back doorstep. I'd peer into the box early every Wednesday morning to see more kale to add to the mountain of kale from the week before. Nobody really likes kale, except the people who run veg [...]

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