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Friday 13 January 2012
The radical activist and politican John Bright (1811-1889) was a valiant man; valiant against established power, the power of land, together with its working partners: dear food, a minimal franchise and a diplomatic service that was "outdoor relief for the upper classes". The word "crusade" is used too lightly, but the Anti-Corn Law League of Bright and Richard Cobden was one. Landowners, enriched by the Napoleonic wars, had become comfortable with blockade prices, extended after Waterloo and endured by working families, especially in the wool, cotton, steel and engineering towns of the North.
Thursday 29 December 2011
Food is wasted on the radio. If cooking on television is the equivalent of being invited to dine at the chef's table, only to watch with distress as the dishes are taken elsewhere, doing it on the radio is like being denied entry to the restaurant altogether and, deranged with hunger, listening to the sound of chewing through the door. This is why every time they bring out the mixing bowl on Woman's Hour, a little part of me dies. Do I want to hear Jane Garvey swooning over Yotam Ottolenghi's baba ganoush? Unless said chef is prepared to courier a sample to my house, I do not. Would I like Mary Berry's top tips on making the perfect roulade? I'd rather deep-fry my own eyeballs.
Friday 23 December 2011
Along with his brother David, Bill Jordan founded Jordans Cereals in 1972 after falling in love with granola on a trip to California in 1969.
Friday 16 December 2011
Nuno Mendes is the chef/patron of the Michelin-starred Viajante in London and the man behind the acclaimed supper club, The Loft.
Sunday 11 December 2011
My earliest food memory...Marmite sandwiches on sliced white bread. I used to press the bread down to the thickness of a coin, and I remember that really lovely transformation of texture from fluffy white bread to something quite dense and getting that little salty hit in the middle.
Saturday 03 December 2011
"Anything else?" How many more otiosities am I to be subjected to? Only yesterday I was in an airport queueing to buy a newspaper. All that was necessary was for me to hand over the money.
Friday 02 December 2011
Ingredients to serve 4
Friday 28 October 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
Shares in Premier Foods, the maker of Branston pickle, jumped by more than 4 per cent yesterday after it said Robert Schofield, its chief executive, would retire inside the next 12 months.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Whether you want to keep your loaf in an aluminium artwork, a toolbox or a funky plastic pod, we have the perfect kit for your kitchen
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Outlook Slowly but surely, Premier Foods is paying down the debt mountain it amassed during an acquisitions spree in the years before the credit crunch. Yesterday's sale of its canned foods business follows its disposal last month of Quorn.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Bakery chain Greggs today said sales growth slowed in recent weeks as consumers reined in their spending on sandwiches and snacks.
Monday 28 June 2010
All groceries may have to be sold by weight rather than by number, bringing to an end packaging descriptions such as eggs by the dozen, six bread rolls, or 10 fish fingers.
Friday 11 June 2010
Kiberd's lively but eccentric study aims to rescue Joyce's masterpiece from academia and "reconnect [it] to the everyday lives of real people". We learn that an advert glimpsed by Leopold Bloom ("What is a home without Plumtree's Potted Meat? Incomplete") evokes "his incomplete sexual acts at home with Molly"), while the gorgonzola sandwich Bloom nibbles in Davy Byrne's pub prompts the thought that "matters of peace and war may depend on someone's digestion".
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