Thursday, September 29, 2005

'Overnight change doesn't work'

The Guardian

By Felicity Lawrence

Dinner lady Jeanette Orrey was one of the catalysts for the campaign led by Jamie Oliver over school food. She had transformed meals at her school, St Peter's primary in Nottinghamshire, in 2000, replacing processed food with freshly cooked meals.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

'All I want for my children is a balanced, nourishing meal'

The Guardian

Parent Loan Tran has always endeavoured to provide healthy meals for her family at home, but recently she has been motivated to join the campaign for better meals at school. Here, she talks about a conference held last week for parents who want to help.

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Friday, September 23, 2005

How to eat out in style

The Telegraph

Why do some people always seem to get the best table at the finest restaurant without any fuss? And why do the rest of us get stuck behind a pillar where we are ritually abused by the waiters - if we're lucky? Jan Moir finds out the secrets of dining like a pro - from a pro


Monday, September 19, 2005

Jamie's food fight goes on

The Guardian

Comment by Felicity Lawrence

School dinners have never been so hot or glamorous a subject before, and few would deny that Jamie Oliver performed a great public service by making his TV series last spring. But the trouble with star makeover treatments is they never seem quite the same when you try them at home, or at your local primary school.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

A taste for gastro-tourism

BBC News Magazine

By Megan Lane

'Tis harvest time, the traditional season of plenty, and today the time for culinary festivals. With British cuisine no longer a national joke, food tourism is booming.
Foodies, rejoice. This weekend sees a smorgasbord of food festivals, in which the bountiful produce of Yorkshire, south Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland will be celebrated. These are but a taster for British Food Fortnight, which starts the following weekend.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Eat my blog

The Observer

She's a petite thirtysomething from Bangkok but 10,000 people a week want to know what she had for lunch. Jay Rayner meets a culinary explorer whose online diaries have won her a cult following among foodies the world over.

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

The big Mac story

The Guardian, Commentary

From limpets in Kidnapped onwards, Ian Jack reflects on diet in his homeland.

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Hot stuff

The Guardian, Review

By Kevin Rushby

Review of "The Spice Route: A History" by John Keay

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Foodies flock to organic festival

BBC News

Celebrity chefs have been in Bristol demonstrating how to cook 'real' fast food with fresh, organic ingredients.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Sophie Grigson were among those at the Soil Association's Organic Food Festival.
The events included a performance by the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra whose carrot and cucumber instruments were later made into soup for the audience.
Ben Cull, from the sponsors, Yeo Valley Organic, said the idea was to educate as well as entertain.
"One of our aims is to increase awareness of the benefits of organic farming, food production and consumption," he said.

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Friday, September 02, 2005

'I always wanted to be a butcher'

The Telegraph

By Colin Randall

GĂ©rard Depardieu, France's most famous actor and bon viveur, has joined the massed ranks of celebrity chefs.