The Raw Revolution

For my parent’s generation, catering for vegetarians was certainly not the ‘norm’. In fact, ‘vegetarian’ wasn’t a recognised term like it is today – plenty of people had never met a vegetarian before, and to embrace that title was to identify yourself as completely outside of the mainstream. Since then, social stigma has greatly improved […]

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Adventures in Sourdough: The Starter

A renaissance is afoot. Social media is inundated with pictures of crusty loaves boasting burnished crackly tops, with cross-sections flaunting that well-sought-after ‘open crumb’. The millennial vice that is avocado toast has been given a makeover—avocados now sit on top of homemade, salt-of-the-earth-type fermented bread. In case you’ve been living under a rock, here is […]

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Veggie Recipe: Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish which is typically eaten for breakfast, but works great for any meal of the day! I first stumbled across it at St. John’s Sunday brunch (which I would highly recommend). It’s a tomato-based, mildly spicy and smoky-flavoured vegetable recipe, and the addition of the eggs, […]

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Embrace Your Freezer

I think you have heard this far too many times – stranger times are afoot. Stockpiling is a particular point of aggression for me because there is simply no point in buying far more than you need. If supply is an issue, the answer lies in simply utilising the best appliance at your disposal. Yes, […]

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Depression Cake

“Depression Cake” – not, as you might well assume, simply a chocolate cake rebranded to fit the current Corona mood, but a recipe which originated in America in the 1930s. When the Great Depression hit, rationing became commonplace and families had to stretch their budgets and make do with minimal ingredients to cook. Puddings became […]

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Self-isolation Cocktails

Amidst all of the current chaos, my sister agonised over the question: “What will we drink?“. The internet is saturated with articles telling you to have FaceTime wine nights or to transpose your cocktail hour into the virtual world. I admit that many of my undergrad years were spent mixing house-brand vodka with Robinson’s squash, […]

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