Tales from the Bakery: Flying Shamelessly Solo

Things were not looking good for BakeSoc this week. With just one remaining, quite frankly disorganised, president and multiple essay crises simultaneously occurring all over college, a BakeSoc disaster was looming, with low turnout and chaos predicted. However a single temptation remained: Slutty Brownie. Now before I get accused of confectionary-based shaming there are a […]

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Dinner in a dash

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, especially where food is concerned. In spite of this I’ve realised that I desperately need to cook for myself more after Michaelmas saw me spend a terrifying amount on college food and takeaways. Cooking in a crowded and ill-equipped communal kitchen can be challenging but it becomes bearable […]

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Necklines and nectarines

Marguerite Patten was one of the first ever TV chefs, showing thousands of Brits the vital role of women on the home front during World War Two. Rationing applied to both food and fashion – fabric was economized in printed day dresses. Fanny Cradock’s flamboyant, glamorous and eccentric style dominated through the seventies. In a […]

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