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all kinds of surprising knowledge related to food and drink – literary allusions, songs with a culinary meaning, historical and scientific explanations….

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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 ...
Food and drink trends 2018

Food trends 2018

There are many, both official and anecdotal, predictions made regarding food and drink trends but the best of them is the Mintel report, Global Food and Drink T...
german cinnamon stars recipe

Zimtsterne – aka German Cinnamon Stars

Zimtsterne are also known as Erstesternen (first stars) – the emerging stars indicate the end of a day of fasting. These days they are eaten as part of a tradit...