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The So-Called “Happy World” Exposed
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The So-Called “Happy World” Exposed aka “Must we throw this filth at our sweet-toothed kids?”. The phrase “kids and adults love it so” takes on a new and sinister meaning.[…]

Night Time Milk
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Night Time Milk: maybe this should be on PROVEN BY SCIENCE as it is the subject of an experiment! My colleague has just bought me a carton of Night Time Milk which will help me sleep easily. Apparently. I don’t know whether or not it will work […]

Terror alert: Gin in peril
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Terror alert: Gin in peril
Gin drinkers of the world unite.
The juniper bush is in sharp decline across Britain. No juniper, no gin.
People are being encouraged to look for remaining bushes. Their reward? Free gin.
Think not of what your gin can do f[…]

As an attempt at a revisionist account of my mother’s cooking
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As an attempt at a revisionist account of my mother’s cooking (perhaps one day I will be able to discuss cooking without simultaneously discussing my mother, but this is not that day), today, with some friends, I decided to try to incorporate f[…]

The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook
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The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook
We have been lucky to discover several previously lost diaries of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre stuck in between the cushions of our office sofa. These diaries reveal a young Sartre obsessed not with the void, but […]

Hands up
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Hands up who thinks the world’s pubs need more bland, dodgy beer.
(counts) One two, skip a few, ninety-nine, one hundred.
I make that just about everyone, which should mean this comes as good news:
Interbrew/Ambev merge to form world’s bi[…]

The correct use of
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The correct use of tomatoes
Begins tomorrow, Bunol, Spain. You haven’t lived until you’ve been hit in the face from point blank range with a ripe tomato.[…]

I picked up a cook book, Recipes From Scotland
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I picked up a cook book, Recipes From Scotland in a second hand bookshop a year or so again. Mainly because it looked genuinely old and I was interested in the wonders that could be kept within its tartan bound cover. The wonders, one must say, gener[…]

Mangoes
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Mangoes
Y’all CANNOT understand what this, most unassuming of fruit means to a poor little city boy like myself (New York City, thankee). As a former resident of more tropical climes (that’s Florida, where America goes to Go to God), this[…]

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Beer Barbie
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Beer Barbie

Not the latest clumsy attempt by CAMRA to get women into real ale, but the official (I think) Oktoberfest Barbie doll – story here[…]

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