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Why have we stopped cooking from scratch? We need to switch off the food porn and get back in the kitchen…

Why have we stopped cooking from scratch? We need to switch off the food porn and get back in the kitchen…

The latest research from the consumer research organisation Kantar Worldpanel outlined on Radio 4’s You and Yours programme yesterday, made for grim listening. Cooking from scratch is now at its lowest level for 20 years. They estimate that only 10% of meals cooked at home […]

Both of the government obesity strategies depict us all as a bunch of weak-willed morons…

Both of the government obesity strategies depict us all as a bunch of weak-willed morons…

I watched Monday night’s Dispatches about the recent change in the government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity with a  mixture of great interest, fury and despair. Why is it whenever discussions about how to solve the obesity crisis pop up, the average UK householder is […]

Why Mum teaching me to cook was one of the best things she’s ever done for me… 

Why Mum teaching me to cook was one of the best things she’s ever done for me… 

There’s been no shortage of press and publicity in the last few years around the benefits of cooking with kids, yet as Jamie Oliver reported in July for the Huffington Post UK’s “Thriving Families” campaign, many of us aren’t cooking from scratch regularly, let alone […]

My thoughts on the brilliant book “First Bite” by Bee Wilson

My thoughts on the brilliant book “First Bite” by Bee Wilson

If you struggle with food issues or have a child who is a fussy eater, Bee Wilson’s book First Bite is definitely for you…  When I first read about Bee Wilson’s “First Bite – How We Learn to Eat”, I couldn’t wait to get my […]