Humans can’t digest grass

Financial Times’, chief features writer, Henry Mance, a vegan, would very much like you to be, too. His argument why lies at the centre of How to Love Animals, is challenging and funny. For some it could prompt moral reasons  that those of us who love animals, but also profit from their  suffering cravenly managed…

London’s oldest pub

Lazenby Court in Covent Garden used to lead a small courtyard surrounded by houses, but the rebuilding of the area in the 1860s to extend Hart Street now renamed Floral Street. The narrow passage and the famous Lamb and Flag Pub. In Tudor times, when all around here were still fields, the building is actually…

Food revolution to tackle additives and addiction

Pickled cucumbers were dyed green with copper-based dyes,  which most people failed to realise that the green copper dyes were extremely poisonous, in Victorian England. Fertilizer produced by sucking nitrogen out of the air now sustains about half the population of the globe, as farmers worldwide depend on the data spewing from 160 environmental satellite…

Brick Lane’s walker-friendly al fresco dining hub?

Brick Lane in London’s Bethnal Green, and Whitechapel, famous for Bangladeshi-Sylheti community associated with authentic highly rated food, is going to be pedestrianised in an effort to cut down on Toxic traffic fumes, and to allow outdoor dining and give  20, 000 daily visitors curry house of their choice. In the 17th century, skilled weaver…

UK’s only legal brothel

A claim made by a 1999 BBC documentary, By Trafalgar Square you will find what is supposedly the UK’s only legal brothel, Silver Cross pub on Whitehall. It was first licensed and opened as a pub in 1674 known as ” The Garter”, prior to this it had been a brothel with a royal license…

Organic spices empowered by Women

India, the world’s largest producer of consumer and exporter of spices, produces 75 of the 109 varieties of spices listed in the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) exported £2.64bn worth of spices in 2020 alone. Orco (organic condiments), New-Delhi-based claims to produce hand-round organic and natural spices, founded by Pragya and marketed by her daughter…

Fancy drinking your Coca-cola from paper bottle

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle as part of a longer-term bid to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely and has set a goal of producing zero waste by 2030. The Paper Bottle Company or PABOCO is a Danish firm behind the innovative development of the paper-based container, 100  per cent recyclable,  which is…

Weetabix in a pickle over Heinz baked beans

Weetabix shared pictures on Twitter of Heinz baked beans slathered over a couple of its cereal biscuits. The tweet has since been shared thousands of times. The caption read: “ Why should bread have all the fun when there’s Weetabix? Serving up @ HeinzUK Beanz on bix for breakfast with a twist. #ItHasToBeHeinz#HaveYouHadYourWeetabix”. Google, YouTube,…

Kirit Patak dies in a car crash aged 68

Asian food pioneer in the UK, Kirit Patak former boss of £200m Patak’s has died after a crash on Saturday in Dubai aged 68. The father of three was a well-known Bolton businessman taking over the global brand from his parents. Mr. Pathak lived on Victoria road, Heaton, where he raised his children Neeraj, Anjali,…