The Virtues of Sex and Mash Potato

I had shoved The Virtues of the Table into my tote bag on my way to the hospital. “There’ll be plenty of time to read,” I thought, especially if they have to do tests. I had shoved The Virtues of the Table into my tote bag on my way to the hospital. “There’ll be plenty…

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A Spoon A Day

I spent most of the winter working with my hands, making bespoke jewellery for Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear as part of their seasonal staff – a return to making, after a year of reading, thinking and writing. After deciding to close my jewellery-making craft business in order to concentrate on my food studies and having…

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Killing, Cooking, Writing

It’s an early morning and you’re getting into a car with two strangers. As a non-driver you’re grateful for a lift, because you’re going to the sort of location in the country that is hard to find on Google maps. A fact which reassures you that it’s probably going to be an interesting place and…

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Vulnerable

Within Scotland, many of us are fortunate enough to eat three meals a day; breakfast lunch and dinner. However, during these meal times, very few of us would consider the political nature of our daily consumption. If we were to consider Wendell Berry’s quote that  “eating is an agricultural act” this may indeed lead us…

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Prue Leith & A Great British Veg Off?

Prue Leith, CBE, has worked as a caterer, restaurateur, TV presenter and broadcaster, journalist, cookery writer and novelist. She is Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. In 2017, she became familiar to the public after she took over the role of a judge in the popular tv show “The Great British Bake Off’ after Mary Berry…

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