Category Archives: Food & Drink

Personal tastes




                  I hear that Heston Blumenthal, he of TV and supermarket fame, is re—opening his Fat Duck restaurant with a twist. A team of assistants will research customers when they book so … Continue reading






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Weedy idea




Off to Amsterdam today to talk with some Dutch library folks, but continuing with the first chapter of my new book so highly engaged with what’s going on around me as I may be able to use it in some … Continue reading






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‘Big Sugar’




A sneak peek at something from the new issue of What’s Next… — We’ve had Big Tobacco and Big Banks, so is it now time for Big Sugar? Sugar, alongside salt and fat are becoming political, not only because they … Continue reading






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Five Trends for the Future of Food




                I’ve just been sent this. It’s a talk I did at the Barilla Centre for Food & Nutrition in Milan towards the end of last year and is about what, where and … Continue reading






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Trust me, I’m a vending machine




Today’s picture is a coffee machine in Billund airport in Denmark. Now the question I would like to ask is how do I know that the coffee is really ecological? Moreover, how do I know that the machine is ecologically … Continue reading






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The Future of Food




I was in Milan yesterday speaking (and eating) at the 4th international forum on food and nutrition. If you are interested in what I had to say about eating in 2030 there is a short video here (20 minutes). Click … Continue reading






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2012 Food Trends




Interesting that none of the recent articles and lists on 2012 food trends have mentioned biodynamics, although I have spotted the odd stand alone article. If you’re not familiar with biodynamics it’s roughly the idea that everything is part of a … Continue reading






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2012 Food Trends (or not)




Tempting as it is to comment on Liam Fox and where his departure would leave William Hague, I’ll focus on some food trends instead. Something that caught my eye recently was from satedepicure.com in the US. Check out the link, … Continue reading






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Observation of the day




Sign in a cafe in St John Street, London, yesterday: “Italian slow food, fast.” Go figure.






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Food for thought




According to the historian Livy, the Roman Empire started to collapse shortly after cooks acquired celebrity status. Are you listening Gordon? It’s only dinner mate.






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