The Gourmand’s Guide to Gluttony: What does your degree say about your diet?

This week, the Gourmand goes all sciencey with a carefully conducted bit of research into how the subject you study affects how, what and when you eat. In the interests of fair experimentation, we interviewed a test group of fourteen second year Lincolnites with only two variables: subject studied and gender. A good range of […]

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Cordon bleu – Brasserie Blanc Review

It’s often held that the average student budget is unable to support gourmet food. But, if you look in the right places, you’ll soon find that certain restaurants offer sumptuous food for tasty prices. Brasserie Blanc is one of these establishments. Sure, you can blow your battels out of the water if you’re so inclined, […]

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Steaming spires: what Oxford taught us about sex

Bugger all, that’s what.  That’s not to say that you should literally bugger all, of course, there’s just not enough time. Did any of you catch last year’s adaptation of The Vagina Monologues at LMH? The demonstration of the so-called ‘Oxford moan’ (‘I-should-be-working!’) seems to sum up the general attitude to Oxonian slap and tickle. […]

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The Gourmand presents: Getting your five a day

Countless people say to me, “Oh, Gourmand, all this rich food and over-indulgence must surely take its toll on you. How ever do you manage to stay healthy, you veritable Adonis?” The answer, gentle readers, is simple: I follow the sage, not at all arbitrarily made-up, advice of our dear government’s highly qualified team of […]

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Mamma Mia – My, my, how can I resist you?

Walton Street’s Mamma Mia stands out even amongst the blinding mélange of cultures to be sampled in Jericho, though it is neither achingly hip nor as meretricious as some other establishments. The mood it seeks to evoke is reflected in the homely yet novel décor of nearly-cliché chequered tablecloths and Campari-and-soda-bottle light fittings: this is […]

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The Gourmand’s Guide to Gluttony: Literary meals

  Books. Books, books, books. Here at Oxford we spend far too long staring into the occasionally overwhelming abyss of black on white, especially those of us whose arts degrees rely upon it. But every so often they surprise you, breaking the uniformity for just long enough to deliver a sumptuous morsel of wisdom from […]

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Tea, Will Self and Irony: Interview with the award-winning writer

Tea? Earl Grey, please; one sugar – and a li’l bit of skimmed milk, please. PLEASE ENTER PIN, Self thumbs in digits – will he make the 21:01? We should have walked faster, PLEASE REMOV–. Tea is the least I can do, really; is there anywhere actually open at this – Is that, eeerrm, Will, […]

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