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What should we learn from the horsemeat scandal?

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The horsemeat scandal has raised lots of questions about our food chain. If we want stop such a scandal happening again, we need to get back in touch with the food chain. We can do that by shopping locally. It was heartening to read that sales at local butchers have risen 20% in the wake […].. Read More

Cooking in schools


I remember my first domestic science lesson at school very clearly. We made cheese on toast and a hot drink. I remember it for two reasons. One because I couldn’t believe we were being taught to make something so simple. And two because it clearly wasn’t so simple for lots of people: my friend Neil […].. Read More

Are TV chefs’ recipes really less healthy than ready meals?

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Did you see the story in the press this week about TV chefs’ recipes being less healthy than ready meals? There’s a recap on the story here, if you want. It was based on a report by researchers at Newcastle University published in the British Medical Journal. In short, the report found that TV chefs’ […].. Read More

The virtual high street?

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Someone sent me a link this week to an interview with Bill Grimsey, a retail boss of over 40 years’ experience and the former head of Focus/Wickes and the former chief executive of Iceland. The headline was Is it ‘too late’ for the High Street?.. Read More