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We’ve never had it so good

April 4th, 2003 · No Comments

We’ve never had it so good – and it’s all thanks to science – Matt Ridley gets it damn straight in this column in the Guardian. Enough of European techno-pessimism and anti-GM fanatics!

Tags: bio · food · science

Fuji Food

February 9th, 2003 · No Comments

Fuji Food – Cambridge’s first Japanese food store, full of Japanese snack, noodle and frozen food goodness. I was quite pleased with their sweet selection, stocked with the requisite Pocky sticks and rice crackers. The noodles looked pretty decent as well, and I’m considering trying out the frozen octopus balls sometime.

Tags: cambridge · food · shopping

MREs

January 16th, 2003 · No Comments

Son of Spam – a fun article about the US military’s latest advances in creating edible and long lasting food for troops on the move.
Says Darsch: “It wasn’t the four-letter words” in soldiers’ letters that caused his lab to abandon its “father knows best mentality” about MREs [meals ready to eat]. “It was the intriguing [...]

Tags: food · mefi · tech

On Tea

September 24th, 2002 · No Comments

While reading a book on synaesthesia (review to follow soon) I found an interesting quotation in it by Marlene Dietrich:
The British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror, tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently, and [...]

Tags: food

Stay the fuck away from the Burrito

September 16th, 2002 · No Comments

Stay the fuck away from the Burrito – a highly amusing review of US MREs (Meals Ready to Eat).

Tags: food · silly

Food

July 1st, 2002 · Comments Off

There’s an interesting thing about food in America. I was expecting food to be quite a bit cheaper here than in the UK. Instead, the prices are essentially the same, but you end up getting an incredible amount more, maybe double the portions in the UK. So this means you end up with the somewhat [...]

Tags: food · shopping · usa