Warning: rant with mature language follows. In the recent year, I have severely pissed off a few people, both in person and over the internet, even to the point of getting myself kicked out of a couple of Facebook groups of real-life significance (meaning: not just people I knew over the internet). And you know what? I am entirely ok with that. Why am I … Continue reading Food Science is a Thing. That Exists.
It is May, and so loquats are in season. Well, not here in Sweden they aren’t, as the loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica) is subtropical and native to Southern China, but they are in season in cardboard boxes that appear in market stalls, usually the ones owned by immigrants. Immigrants, because very few locals would know what a loquat was, left alone figure they ought to … Continue reading Loquat (Is Not A Kumquat!)
I make no secret of being a carnivore. I am, and have been for as long as I can recall, carnivorous – happily, and without qualms or ethical dilemmas. I believe that humans are omnivores who are meant to have a good amount of meat in their diet. If pressed about it, I’d rather give up chocolate than meat. I also know that at least … Continue reading Mmmm!Eat! (Confessions of a happy carnivore.)
I have received one such email last night, and being on a tighter budget this month, trustingly and curiously went to click through it. “Stock your cupboard for half price!” Great, that sounds fantastic – and I click the link to be taken to a page which details which products are actually included in this great pantry-stocking offer. I scroll through the page, and as I do so, a sense of dread slowly overtakes me: all the products on this “cupboard-stocking” offer are, in fact, cookies, biscuits and cheap chocolates in large packs! Continue reading Supermarket Offer Email Outrage