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sichuan pepper

Numbing Sichuan Pepper

“The Szechuan pepper give me more pleasure than anything else at Otter Farm…It’s a heavy aroma, lightened to varying degrees, depending on variety, by a citrusy...
food labelling

Food Nutrition Labels, Who Cares?

At the end of 2017 at The Food Retail Show I happened upon Jenny Plumb a food scientist who works for The Quadram Institute  and Nutritional Information Solutio...
raspberry gin sour

Raspberry gin sour in Riga

A few months ago I went to Riga with a couple of friends, and we had a wonderful time exploring that fabulous city. It was quite exhausting trudging around all ...