Category Archives: Food and drink

The Wine Cellar

A rather clever illusion. Simple, but the timing has to be just right… (hat tip to anaglyph on Richard Wiseman’s blog)

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An Ethical Dilemma

Foie Gras – simply delicious and simply cruel in its method of production. An article in today’s Guardian puts both sides of the argument well: Foie gras is objectively, indisputably cruel. What a tragedy, then, that it should be so … Continue reading

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The Alternative Masterchef Final

I rather like watching the Masterchef programmes on the BBC. The series for professional chefs has just ended. I rather like this spoof version of the finale: Hat tip to Andy Hayler for the link.

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Masterchef Again?

I see that yet another series of Masterchef is starting on BBC TV tonight. It hardly seems any time at all since the last one finally ground to a halt. I have to say that I have a sneaking attraction … Continue reading

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UO! Wines

A new range of Spanish wines. Not very subtle, I fear.   Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Still, now I know just the gift for any friend who also happens to be a very camp oenophile… 

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Equilibrium

A fine review of a not-so-fine restaurant by the Guardian‘s Food Critic today. One almost feels sorry for the restaurant owners. Almost.

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Wine

BBC Four has started a new series on the wine industry, centred around the venerable firm of Berry Brothers and Rudd. It is clearly going to be absolutely spellbinding, mainly because the contrast between the mystique that is being sold … Continue reading

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