Cheesemonger’s odyssey

The Great universal connects agriculture and climate to trade and exchange to traditions and cultures to identity and politics. Ned Palmer’s A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles, is a canon of food-centric histories begun with Mark Kurlansky’s Cod (1997). How we feed ourselves can tell us as much about who we are and where…

London Cocktail Week turns ten

Timeline of famous cocktails invention, as it took years of mixing to create the classic drinks which every bartender is familiar with and we order at bars today. The Oxford English Dictionary cites the word cocktail originating in the US. The first recorded use of cocktail as a beverage in the United States appears in…

PizzaExpress forced to restructure debt

Fifty-year-oldPizzaExpress chain is under pressure to split UK business from international operations. The pizza chain and debtvholders have consulted financial advisers ahead of third-quarter results next month, which are expected to reveal poor summer trading that will weigh on a balance sheet already laden with £1.1bn net debt. HIG Capital, the distressed debt investor have…

Amazon forest fire

Flying above the Amazon fire reveals skyline is invisible by plumes of smoke and flames rushing across plains like lava. Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, including the northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondonia and Amazonas. More than 75, 000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months…

How hamburgers changed America

 America is continent populated by migrants who either displaced or killed the indigenous people and it is interesting historians tell the story of America through a particular movement or group.  Joshua Specht examine the industries that helped make America rich and prosperous as well as environmental and political pattern have come back to bite America…

What six eminent women ate

Laura Shapiro’s book reveals, language of food, using six famous women through the culinary prism eyes of food and cooking including what they ate and reveals their attitudes towards food.  William Knight, Philosophy professor, was editing Dorothy Wordsworth’s diaries for publication in 1897, and got exasperated with several petty details that popped up in her…

Lychee the silent killer

In the city of Muzaffarpur in Uttar Pradesh with the increase in temperature several children woke up with a loud cry in the morning and had to rush to the hospital as they started having seizures and slipped in to deep coma. According to scientists a mystery illness that killed over 100 children a year…

Must eat foods

  Eat more cooked carrots as they release more nutrition than eaten raw and carrot juice increases the availability of carotenoids by 600 per cent. Chillies stimulate endorphins ( feel-good chemicals in the brain and speeds up heart rates and gets you sweating which mimics the feeling of being aroused. Aphrodisiacs   Oysters loaded with…