Friday, July 26, 2013

Sing when you’re winning or should that be eating?

“Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife” – Aldous Huxley

No birthday is complete without a tasty piece of cake.

But did you know that the serenade of out of tune happy birthdays you get each year can actually make that jam sponge taste even better!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Could new plans spell the end to the packed lunch?

“I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren’t relevant to modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.” -  Jamie Oliver

The days of the infamous Turkey Twizzler are a thing of the past thanks to Jamie Oliver’s campaign on school dinners back in 2005.

But how much has changed in the past eight years?

Well just last week plans were put forward to ban packed lunches and pupils barred from leaving school during breaks to buy junk food under a government plan to increase the take-up of school meals.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

‘The best thing since sliced bread’ is a phrase that many will be familiar with.

But where does it actually come from?

Well this week marks the 85th anniversary since the invention by Otto Frederick Rohwedder which put an end to shoddily hacked up pieces of bread and hours of sweat and tears.