Category Archives: Food

Coffee and avocados? How Sicily is turning tropical amid climate change

Climate change is prompting fruit farmers to diversify and coffee roasters to start considering areas beyond the so-called bean belt to source their raw material. In Sicily, Morettino, a forward-looking family-run roastery, has already started growing coffee plants in Palermo, … Continue reading

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Inside the Global Fight to Save Coffee

Humanity consumes a half-trillion cups of coffee every year, yet coffee production is one of the most antiquated industries within agriculture. Now the livelihoods of 125 million people working in coffee are at risk as the crop struggles to cope … Continue reading

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Inside the secret world of Manchester’s Tokyo Ramen restaurant

Well well, apparently the best ramen (and one of the cheapest) is served at Tokyo Ramen in Manchester’s Northern Quarter… Let’s see! In this video I’m ordering the Tantan Ramen 🍜, along with the vegetable gyoza🥟 and an Asahi beer … Continue reading

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Food History: Ramen

The history of ramen features cameos from The Yakuza crime syndicate, the U.S. Army, and a businessman who turned a simple idea into a worldwide convenience food. Ramen is so much more than a cheap and filling meal. In this … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Pasta

This fun, animated video follows the history of pasta from 5th century Sicily to the present day. Animation: Fly Machine Picture Co.

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Use The Right Onion |  DIY Cures 

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20 Years of Lies: The Mad Cow BSE Scandal | Plainly Difficult Documentary

Learn with Plainly Difficult! The Mad Cow Disease scandal was the British Governments attempt to cover up the link between beef and variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD) Which would result in thousands being exposed to the illness…… Thank you to my … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 – The Life Scientific, Chris Elliott on fighting food fraud

How ‘fingerprinting’ technology could help prevent another horse meat scam. Professor Chris Elliott is something of a ‘food detective’. A Professor of Food Safety and Microbiology at Queen’s University Belfast and a founding director of its Institute for Global Food … Continue reading

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Porter and Stout: What’s the difference? | The Craft Beer Channel

Porter and Stout: What’s the difference? | The Craft Beer Channel This week Jonny and Brad answer the question that’s puzzled beer geeks since the dawn of time – what’s the difference between Porter and Stout? As well as tasting … Continue reading

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The true history of the IPA | The Craft Beer Channel

The history of India Pale Ale is fraught with cliches, inaccuracies and pure invention – so we met with award-winning author and beer historian Martyn Cornell to get to the bottom of it then taste through the evolution it has … Continue reading

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