Monthly Archives: August 2017

We all know it’s grim up North, but is it vegan?

Known for the Yorkshire pudding and its obsession with cheesy chips and gravy (lashings of it, everywhere, on everything), the North probably isn’t the first place you’d look for seitan or jackfruit. However, look no further than Leeds – a buzzing and multicultural student city with a surprising taste for tofu. LS6 The Clock Café […]

Get your 5-a-day the barbecue way: ideas for a tasty vegetable barbecue

The barbecue has become a universal symbol of summer and an emblem of the classic American lifestyle. In the UK, Australia, and much of Europe too, barbecuing of some kind is a popular communal activity. The shortest spell of sun and smells of smoke and sizzling meat waft from back gardens and linger in the […]


Cheddar cheese, for me, encapsulates all that is great about British cuisine. Fine, it’s not creamy like Brie or Coulommiers. It doesn’t have the soft tang of Manchego, or the plump of Mozzarella. What it is, though, is versatile, dependable, and comforting. Whether it’s sandwiches, pasta bakes, or omelettes; sliced, melted, or cubed on a […]

Palestine on a plate

Food is a long-time weapon in the cultural battles that accompany bloody conflicts and colonisations. The Spanish, upon invading the Americas and declaring the indigenous staples of maize and beans to be ‘famine foods’, irreparably and irresponsibly rearranged agricultural systems to grow wheat, wine, and olives. In India, so much farmland was taken to grow […]