Tag Archives: food

Meat and three veg

Australian restaurant cuisine is sometimes described as mediterrasian, which is a pretty good description. The traditional Anglo-Celtic Oz dinner is meat and three veg. Steak and vegies is still our most popular meal, followed by roast chicken, spag bog, beef stew or curry and chicken stir-fry. Lots of grazing land makes the land Downunder the land […]

The IKEA Kitchen

Ikea has withdrawn meatballs from sale in 14 European countries after tests in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden. Meatballs from the same batch had been sold in many states, including the UK, France and Portugal, the retailer said. Swiss food giant Nestle meanwhile said it had found […]

Words I wish I had in English

On Facebook, I came across this site: 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words. Ever wished you had a word for that hesitation while introducing someone because you’ve forgotten their name? The Scots have a word for that. Or a word for “the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but […]

Failure of consideration and food poisoning

Via the Restitution Discussion Group, a fascinating case…this time a celebrity diner who became violently ill after eating a meal at a celebrity restaurant. From The Independent: Boxing TV host Jim Rosenthal lost a legal bout with chef Heston Blumenthal today as a judge ruled he should not be refunded for a £1,300 meal which […]

Stop policing our food already

We were watching TV last night when a report came on about children and food. “Experts” said that children were coming home from school and drinking full cream milk and juice, along with chocolate biscuits and junk. And it had to stop because otherwise children would become obese. Long time readers of the blog will […]