Food/Drink/Travel

Every week is ‘Pie Week’ in Wigan

Go to Wigan and tell them that it’s British Pie Week and you’ll no doubt receive a volley of blank looks. That’s because every week is pie week in Wigan. Pies are inextricably entwined with the residents of this Greater Manchester town. It is...

Cooked: Looking at food through the elements

Michael Pollan is food-shaming us again, this time in a four-part Netflix docu-series. It’s a gentle sort of shaming. Informative, but unless you’ve previously are aware of his work, you’ll come away feeling guilty about what you eat. The...

Simplicity: The key to dieting this New Year

Our culture can be rather ironic. We knowingly stuff ourselves in the festive break, only to draw up a plan to shed the pounds added by our festive-binge. Choosing the right diet plan can be tricky and laborious; and let’s face it, most tend to...

McDonald’s is going vegan

McDonald’s brings McVegan to EU McDonald’s has started selling a McVegan burger in hundreds of restaurants across Europe. The sandwich, which has already been tested at a handful of McDonald’s locations in Finland has had some thumbs up....

Top five tips to avoid food poisoning

There is no doubt you’ll eat more during this festive period than any other time in the year. Unfortunately, common mistakes in cooking can lead to food poisoning putting a dampener on celebrations. Here are a few common sense suggestions on how...

Christmas desserts from around the world

Let’s face it, resisting those attractive desserts and sweets during Christmas is perhaps one of the hardest challenges in life. If achieved, a certificate of some sort is due. Sweet dishes at Christmas are perhaps the reason so many countries...

The perfect Christmas cake recipe

This is the perfect Christmas cake to get the festive season off to a great start. The history behind the cake The traditional Christmas cake is a merger of two dishes eaten around the Christmas period. Plum porridge or pottage and the Twelfth Night...

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