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.

WIN: a hamper of Cloggs Coffee Company stuff

Cloggs Coffee Company, West Yorkshire

I’ve spent a little time recently experimenting with different brewing methods, and recently took the plunge and supplemented my trusty Hario hand grinder (the best £25 I’ve ever spent) with a Eureka Mignon, something a little more capable of grinding to a consistent espresso grind. It’s a wonderful machine, and it’s opened up a whole new [...]

Food 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