Category Archives: food politics

Putting on your Saturday Bresse

If chicken is my most favoured meat, then Poulet de Bresse reigns high above the clouds – as is written of the Bresse chicken being ‘The Queen of Chickens and the Chicken of Kings‘ – the famous quote attributed to … Continue reading

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‘In Search of TASTE’

I’ve some big news to share with all – and especially those who doff their hats to Blue Collar Gastronomy and have followed my writing these past two years since I kicked off in an icy Pont de Vaux (Bresse) … Continue reading

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First in Britain – ‘Le Grand Maitre’ at Our Table

A text message pings in from Arnaud, a guy I’ve never met – “meet me on Smithfield Market in the morning at 06h00″ he wrote. Arnaud visits London once a month to look after the affairs of Loué, my favourite poultry … Continue reading

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Chicken News. ‘Eggs on Legs’ and More

‘Could try harder’ was a repeating phrase in my school reports.  It applies to the +£1 billion pa British chicken business too. Where some are trying specially hard, others patently are lagging behind. At risk of appearing to over-simplify, let me explain … Continue reading

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Better No Egg than a Poor Egg

Headlines and news reporters blast out about the price hike for fresh shell eggs. Food manufacturers claim they are ‘worried’ about the rising price of liquid egg. Hype and more hype – and nowhere close to what they’re doing with petrol … Continue reading

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Wish List 2012. This Boy’s Up for Hire.

I could go a bit crazy at this point. Why, because I want everything I wish for to come about. Believe in it enough they say and it will happen. So I am believing myself into each of the situations set out … Continue reading

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‘Under the Volcano’ – San Marzano Tomatoes

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