About Talking of Food
Talking of Food is a magazine website set up by a group of people who love not only food but also the diversity of its culture. It is not bound by ideology or momentary fads but has an open mind towards opposing views. Its contributors are often experts in their field and discuss wide ranging subjects such as antibiotics in the food-chain, the opposing arguments on GM food or the future of food. On a lighter note see how they make noodles in China or follow Elisabeth Luard's classic series on European Peasant Cookery.
Ella's Blog 4
Ella's latest topic is... breakfast. It seems that the majority of us give it a miss. How about you?
Read her latest post here
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64% of the English do not eat breakfasts on a day-to-day basis.
Yep, I don’t really understand them either!
This may sound strange to the other third of us, but possibly stranger still to the foreign who still see Britons as the food loving people we used to be (and of course many of us still are.)
Breakfast is written in our culture – so much so that my French exchange’s Grandmother believed that my sister and I had a full English breakfast daily (I assure you, not true!) and so when I informed her that so many people I know miss out on eating in the morning without even really thinking about it, she dropped the three shells she was holding into a bowl filled with the scrambled eggs.
The Internet has begun to revolutionise our thoughts on eating, as food in headlines has become merged with scientific research, stating that you can actually ‘Eat more, lose weight’! My friends definitely don’t believe this and still, despite my incessant lectures on why morning food can actually speed up your metabolic rate, they neglect to take 3 minutes away from their sleep patterns to eat!
The Drinks Aisle
As Paul McCarthy says, the majority of drinks are bought by consumers from supermarkets, to the extent that wine merchants are disappearing from the high street. Keep an eye on The Drinks Aisle to see what new wines and drinks have caught his eye and his impressions of what he has found. In The Drinks Aisle, you will also find articles about wine and drinks by other contributors.
My American Kitchen Notes
Birgitte Kampmann is a classically-trained chef. She spent many years in the U.S.A., later becoming the chef at the American Embassy in Copenhagen. In My American Kitchen Notes, she gives many of the recipes she cooked at the Embassy, along with anecdotes about her experiences and her perceptions of America and American food,
Lockdown Food with Helen Garlick
Helen Garlick started this series during the first Coronovirus lockdown, as we looked at food and assembled meals in a different way, disregarding recipe books and using ingredients that that we may have disparaged in the past. New in: extracts from A Woman in the Polar Night.