Another Glass, Please - no. 4

 

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Richard Dudley Craig declares this Vouvray Sec to be a "smashing summer wine". 


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Ramadan

Ramadan

Mohsin Abbas, Director of Arts Versa and Ramadan Festival,  and Reza Mahammad of Star of India have a fascinating and enlightening discussion about Ramadan, what it represents to the followers of Islam and the thinking behind its discipline.

This is the first in a series of films about foods eaten at different religious festivals.

 
The Rich Tradition: Episode 10 Hungary

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In this episode Elisabeth Luard visits Hungary: Magyar horsemen and their descendents fishing the Danube; paprika and its uses; wine; traditional crafts and folk dancing.

Watch the video here.

 
Food Acupuncture: the vitamins

The next articles in our series on vitamins, minerals and supplements by Professor Oya Alpar will be on the vitamins.

Professor Alpar introduces the series in the video below.

 

 

Read about the various vitamins, their functions, and sources etc. To date, Professor Alpar has covered Vitamin A and Vitamins B6, B9 and B12.

Read a brief biography of Professor Alpar here.

 

 
Claudia Roden

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Claudia“She’s magical … she’s a doyenne … she’s the absolute first and last word on Middle Eastern, and indeed on Mediterranean cookery … and I don’t know any of the top chefs who she hasn’t touched.”

So says Allegra McEvedy, herself a top chef, broadcaster and writer. And who is she talking about? Claudia Roden.

In this unique film Claudia Roden talks of her early years in Egypt, leaving the country of her birth after the revolution in the 1950's, and why she started collecting recipes. Also Allegra McEvedy, Claudia's great friend, assesses Claudia's legacy and tells an anecdote that for her sums up Claudia Roden as a person.

   

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"A ticking bomb"

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That’s how Professor Oya Alpar, Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutics, University College London, describes the situation with regard to antibiotics. The World Health Organisation warns that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, including food security.

In this Talking Of Food video, Professor Vivian Moses interviews Professor Alpar on the issue of antibiotics and the food-chain.

Watch the interview here