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.

New in Book Readings

Two new entries in Book Readings. Allegra McEvedy reads her favourite extracts from Claudia Roden's beautiful new book Med, and Alec Lobrano reads extracts from his "coming of age story", My Place at the Table.

Food Acupuncture: the vitamins

Vitamins are organic compounds (micronutrients) required by humans in tiny amounts from their diet. They are essential for life because they play a key role for many major biological reactions to take place in our bodies. They cannot be synthesised by humans. Professor Oya Alpar introduces the series in a video. You can then read about the various vitamins, their functions, their sources in foods and questions of deficiency and toxicity.

School Dinner Memories

Everyone has a memory of their school dinner - and it's not always about the dreaded tapioca pudding! There are some people who actually liked them.