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Ditch The Meat
Gone are the days when being a vegetarian meant wearing your hair in dreadlocks and sporting hemp trousers. Meat-free advocates have finally lost their stereotypical image and as we celebrate National Vegetarian Week fro...
Beer lovers rejoice! The Cambridge CAMRA Beer Festival is fast approaching. After record numbers of drinkers attended last year, thousands of people are expected to flock through the gates on Jesus Green during the six d...
Cooking Under Pressure
Judging by some of the chefs on television, you’d expect them all to be angry, unapproachable and a little bit scary. Alex Rushmer turns out to be none of these things: he’s warm, unpretentious and his enthus...
A rainbow of veggie delights
From the 20th to the 26th of May, why not try going veggie? National Vegetarian Week is all about how surprisingly simple it is to go vegetarian.Liz O’Neill, Head of Communications at the Vegetarian Society, said, ...
From Farm to Fayre
Following the recent horsemeat scandal, the prospect of buying meat and poultry direct from farms and certified farmers’ markets has become much more desirable. I have written recently about our FARMA cert...
All Hail Asparagus!
Apart from being one of the great delights of spring, asparagus argues a particular case for eating local food. The quality of asparagus depends on its freshness; the moment it is cut, the sugars start turning to starch,...
Showcasing locally-brewed beer
One hour after the Apex doors were opened for the East Anglian Beer Festival, the venue was already packed out – despite the fact it was only 1pm on a Friday afternoon. People from Bury St Edmunds and beyond swarme...
Sweeter than Chocolate
When a Wednesday evening has been spent learning about how to prolong cocoa after-tastes, avoid overwhelming levels of vegetable fats, and distinguish your 43% Venezuelans from an unforgiving 96% ebony, washed down with ...