Panzanella

I’ve been very remiss in not blogging for ages so I thought,as British tomatoes are in season (just) and now available, I’d share one of my favourite summer salad recipes.  It also ties in with my passion for not wasting food as it uses stale bread!  Bread...

Inheritance Recipes

I came across the term “anthropology of food” recently and, being a bit bemused by what that meant, I tried to find out and understand its relevance. The Wikipedia definition is “a sub-discipline of anthropology that connects an ethnographic and...

“Do It Yourself” Food

We all probably know what processed food is, but what about “ultra-processed” food?  Broadly, the term means food produced in factories with typically 5 or more ingredients (usually many more) including additives which would not normally be used in a...

Oh dear, resolutions time again

I don’t usually start my new year’s resolutions until well into January, there’s always too much pressure earlier and most of the things I want to change are better done on a slow burn as it were.  Of course, I have the usual resolutions like most...

Christmas starts early…..

I usually complain about how early the shops start promoting and selling Christmas stuff but, this year, I count myself guilty of the same offence.  In my kitchen, Christmas preparations began in August but, in my defence, it’s been a bumper year for my...