Back in a moment.
Kind and patient readers – I must leave you for a little while. I’m packing up and moving to Johannesburg, where I’ll be researching interesting things related to the medical humanities at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (or WiSER – best acronym ever). And I have a manuscript to finish.
There’ll still be weekly links and, occasionally, some pseudery.
Wish me luck! See you in August-ish. xx
- ‘The International Development Committee warned that the UK is “never more than a few days away” from a significant food shortage‘.
- Greeks go back to the land.
- ‘As has been shown in Niger and in Mali, health and nutrition programmes, even in the most difficult places, can save lives and help children grow.’
- Removing palm oil from biscuits.
- Moët Hennessy opens a wine estate in China.
- Explaining the horsemeat taboo in the UK.
- The therapeutic effects of baking.
- Transforming township specialities into cool fast food. (Thanks, Stephen!)
- A cultural history of beer drinking in Canada.
- Portraits of apples.
- Breakfast with Seb Emina / Malcolm Eggs.
- Vibrating cocktails.
- STOP EVERYTHING: gin production may be at risk.
- Do utensils influence how we taste food? (Thanks, Simon and Rob!)
- Ten-Speed Greens.
- Suspended coffee.
- Morocco’s flourishing wine industry.
- Pickled asparagus.
- The oldest extant Medieval recipe book.
- Gertrude Stein reviews beer.
- A man who takes latte art very, very seriously.
- A chocolatier on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- Stuffed dormice.
- ‘At college my social circles were peppered with women, many of them brilliant, who kept themselves hungry.’
- Does French food need rescuing?
- Foraging in Peckham.
- Where Spanish chefs eat in Madrid.
- ‘In Great Britain alone, 93,000 liters of beer are rumored to be lost each year in facial hair.’
- The perverse secret agenda of the restaurant critic.
- Why Britain needs a liquorice museum.
- Thug Kitchen.
- Breakfast and energy: an experiment.
The anticipation of future chronicles in the light of your new research and habitat makes up for the temporary loss of my weekly dose of Tangerine and Cinnamon. Callooh! Callay!
And thank you xx
Congrats on the WiSER position! Re link, see to it that you visit Tromsö (with a healthy per diem). Really great town and people (go in winter, eat whale).
Thanks! Also for the tip. Not so sure about the whale, though.
Moving from Cape Town to Johannesburg??? What have you done wrong to deserve that cruel a punishment?
Luckily, I rather like Joburg…
No mountain, no sea, no Argus, no vineyards, no Blue Peter, no Newlands, no Kirstenbosch, no Brass Bell, no Just Nuisance…
And fewer smug white people.
(I’m teasing. Yes, obviously, it’s not as pretty as parts of Cape Town, but it’s a fun, interesting city doing really fascinating things.)
Have great fun, and look forward to more, anon!
Thank you! I think I shall.