Month: July 2016

Quack for the Attack

The Delectable Duck has recently made a triumphant return to our catalogue. It’s one of the tastiest, healthiest and most versatile meats out there. If you are unfamiliar with it, you might wonder, why the duck should I eat it? Well, aside from the fact that it oozes a large […]

Wicked Sensations: Malevolent Marvels

What, exactly, is so wicked about mixing hard-boiled egg yolk with mayonnaise and mustard? We would understand if they were so hot and spicy that they evoked the fires of hell, but most of the Deviled eggs can hardly be classified as having more than a mild kick. Was the […]

Food Seasoning: A Peppery Tale

Yesterday, we took a look at the history and origins of salt, and today, as promised, is pepper’s turn. Unlike salt, which can be found or made practically anywhere in the world, black pepper is indigenous only to the great and spicy state of Kerala,. References to pepper appear in […]

Food Seasoning: A Salty Story

You wouldn’t think it to look at them, but your salt and pepper shakers have caused a lot of problems over the years. Underneath that innocuous ceramic bulb lies a history of kingdoms torn apart, newly discovered worlds and powerful trade dynasties. The story of spices fills many a book, […]

The Secret Origins of Grilling

One of the best ways to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon is to fire up the old grill and toss some of your favourite foods on the barbie! Nothing like the beautiful flavours of outdoor cooking.  Do you love to grill just like us? Well, we are  not the first. […]

Dietary Valhalla – The Food of the Vikings

Today, the Vikings are celebrated as a proud, warlike folk, well known for their mythology and elaborate funerals. The Viking diet, however, is a mystery to most people. What did these warriors eat to survive in such a forbidding landscape? As it turns out, their food was healthy, fresh, and […]

The Brilliance of Brunch

For some people, the weekend just isn’t complete without brunch. It is the ultimate comfort and leisure meal of the week. The brunch, a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch is the favourite time of the week for most people. A time to relax, take it slow and gorge on some […]

The Magnificent Machismo of Meat

Meat, in general is quite beloved among people. Most meat lovers eat kilos of meat every year. That’s a lot of muscle, and it’s laden with meaning—in terms of human evolution, social habits and modern marketing. Men, on average, consume more meat than women. Paul Rozin, a University of Pennsylvania […]

The Chicken Corporal – Napoleon’s Poultry Passion

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of history’s most famous and decorated conquerors. His name oozes power, ambition, military brilliance and ruthless aggression against one’s enemies. Napoleon has become a worldwide cultural icon who symbolises military genius and political power. Martin van Creveld described him as “the most competent human being who […]

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

It is one of the most ubiquitous and beloved riddle-jokes of the world. The most common answer, or more importantly, the punchline is: “To get to the other side.” It is a great example of anti-humour, in that the curious setup of the joke leads the listener to expect a […]