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.

The first of our videos on Jewish festivals looks at Rosh Hashanah. In part 1 Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler of the New West End Synangogue in London introduces Rosh Hashanah and what it means in the Jewish faith. In part 2, Silvia Nacamulli, a well known expert on Italian Jewish food prepares one of her favourite dishes for Rosh Hashanah, "Silvia's Chicken with Pomegranate". In part 3, Sula Leon, cookery teacher and author, prepares "Sula's Apple Filo" one of her favourite dishes for the festival.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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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.