La Dolce Vita 2007
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La Dolce Vita 2007. The Italian-themed food exhibition at Olympia and we loved it!

Rosh Hashanah

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In the first of the three videos in this series, Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler of the New West End Synangogue introduces Rosh Hashanah and what it means in the Jewish faith.

In parts 2 and 3, Silvia Nacamulli, a well known expert on Italian Jewish food and Sula Leon, cookery teacher and author, each prepare one of their favourite dishes for the festival; Silvia's Chicken with Pomegranate and Sula's Apple Filo.

 

A Year in Chicken Soup - Avgolemono

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A Year in Chicken Soup


A new series by Hattie Garlick


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The first lesson of chicken soup club is this: you do not choose your chicken soup, your chicken soup chooses you.


As soon as I announce my plans to cook a different incarnation of the classic comfort food every month for a year, the Chicken Soup Conflict erupts. “My grandmother's Jewish penicillin is THE best!!!” emails a vague acquaintance. “Mexican chicken soup! Which other country actively encourages you to take both chocolate and tequila with your cure?” texts a friend.  (read on)


Murder She Said

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Can anyone describe a recipe in quite the same wonderful way as the great Margaret Rutherford?

The Importance of Being Earnest

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Michael Redgrave, Michael Dennison and Dame Edith Evans give as much importance to a cucumber sandwich as they do to being earnest.

"A ticking bomb"

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That’s how Professor Oya Alpar, Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutics, University College London, describes the situation with regard to antibiotics. The World Health Organisation warns that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, including food security.

In this Talking Of Food video, Professor Vivian Moses interviews Professor Alpar on the issue of antibiotics and the food-chain.

Watch the interview here

Big Night

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Tony Shaloub and Stanley Tucci in The Big Night, a delightful film about two brothers from Italy opening a restaurant in America which becomes a cultural battleground between the old world and the new. If you haven't seen it check it out... it's great.

Soho Parish School

Soho Parish SchoolA thriving primary school in Soho's Great Windmill Street, Soho Parish School is a success story.  And no better example of its success is its food. 

An enlightened head teacher, governors and parents seized the opportunity to break away from a long-term local authority contract to start producing school meals in-house.  With Anita Coppins in charge of the new kitchen, the uptake rocketed from less than 30% to 95%.

Together with Margot Henderson's yearly fundraising event, The Soho Food Feast, now a major highlight of London's food scene, is a truly inspirational initiative.  It is also a lot of fun!

Watch video

 

Bento Box Jewellery

One of those great web discoveries is Carolyn Tillie's food-inspired jewellery.

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bento_box_ringssilver_earrings_2aubergine_pendantCarolyn told me that she studied  Metalsmithing in California but spent the next ten years in the food and wine industry. She has now turned her hand to producing "gastronomically-inspired jewelry to whet the appetite".

Her themes include Champagne, Just Desserts, Bento Box and Farmers Market. The food bits in the jewelry are reclaimed and recycled Japanese gumball machine toys, known as 'gashapon' which are decoratively set in sterling silver and 14k gold. There's lots more here.

zee, 13th May 2010

Tom Jones

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Albert Finney and Joyce Redmond in one of the most celebrated of all eating scenes. Talk about circumventing the censor's disapproval!