Interesting Food – Red Wine

According to wine expert Jancis Robinson, author of The 24 Hour Wine Expert, any open bottle of wine – even a red – should be kept in the fridge. (Seemingly the old adage of serving red wine at “room temperature” was coined before the advent of central heating. Nowadays room temperature tends to be too […]

Interesting Food – Coffee

According to the British Coffee Association around 2,000,000,000 cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. (According to market researchers, Mintel, in the UK we drink over 70 million cups a day, but 3/4 (74%) of all UK adults drink instant coffee, compared to around 1/2 (48%) who drink fresh coffee. I stopped drinking instant […]

Interesting Food – Liquorice Allsorts

Licorice Allsorts are a very popular sweet in the UK.  They are a colourful mixture of liquorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavourings, and gelatine. (They were first produced in Sheffield, England, by Geo. Bassett & Co Ltd, under the name Bassett’s Allsorts, but the idea of mixing up several sweets came about by accident.  […]

Interesting Food – Sugar

The UK is about to introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, which will add at least 18p a liter to sweet fizzy drinks. (The tax will be levied according to how much sugar is added to a drink. According to the BBC, there will be two bands – one for total sugar content above […]

Interesting Food – The UK

People in the UK are eating 3.5 million ready meals – wait for it – a day. (According to analysts Kantar Worldpanel for trade mag The Grocer, Brits munched their way through £3.2 billion worth of chilled or frozen dinners in 2015. Family favourites are shepherd’s pie, lasagne and chicken tikka masala, with traditional British […]