There’s no doubt the food industry has changed in recent years. Today’s discerning consumers want fresh, seasonal fare, locally grown produce and ethically reared meat that hasn’t travelled the world to reach their plate. Even the ubiquitous fast food merchants
A year or so ago, I went to Manchester with some of my friends to see a group at the brilliant Sankeys. Before we hit the club, we decided to take a stroll down the infamous Canal Street and indulge
Freshers’ your busiest trading period is over, don’t tell me sales were down compared to last year? The double dip recession is biting deeper, fuel costs are spiralling and food costs have more than doubled in the last three
A roaring fire, oak beams, old men playing dominoes, a balding dog drinking beer from an over-sized ashtray, the sticky carpet, the fog of cigarette smoke, a pentagram on the yellowed wall and a suspicious-looking landlord, looking at you in
A hundred years ago, the use of this word would pertain to heating up an iron and distressing your cow or horse by scorching your mark of ownership into their rump. Nowadays, the word is generally used to describe a
There’s nothing quite like eating out, is there? Romantic dinners for two, a big birthday blowout meal, lunch with a friend, the office annual Christmas dinner, or just a fun filled night out with a group of friends. They’re all
Well Brian Potter and the Phoenix Club might think that garlic bread is the future, but for me, if I never see a slice of garlic topped baguette again, that will be too soon. It’s not that I don’t like
Music festivals are brilliant, aren’t they? They’re a bit like living inside a shuffled iPod for a weekend, filled with your favourite music… and alcohol.
Talking about the Olympics – you were talking about the Olympics, weren’t you? So far it’s all going swimmingly and even a grouch like me, who bemoaned the expense and extravagance (given the current economic climate), is delighted to see Team GB has
Well, unless you’ve been in Outer Mongolia for the past month or you’re already too embroiled in the up-and-coming Olympics (go team GB!), you couldn’t have failed to notice that ethical food has been hitting the news headlines of late.
We hear so much about the crackdown against bullying in schools, but when one young girl decided to begin documenting the quality of her canteen lunch in a blog – and it became a very, very popular blog indeed, so
We have a very strange relationship with supermarkets. You’d have to be a Zen master to go through your life without being emotionally unscathed by them, but – love them or hate them – it seems they’re here to stay.