The Flamboyantly Fabulous Fanny Cradock in the cookery theatre at Ely’s Food and Drink Festival

Fanny Cradock in the person of Dr Sue Bailey was invited to appear as part of Ely’s Food and Drink Festival last year. I was …

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Making a Cambridge pudding

Filming the Great British Bake Off history segment

Filming on TV as an expert What is it like to be part of a well-loved food show broadcast on prime time television? The story …

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Cambridge cottage herbs and happy bees

Do herbs makes you fall in love with a house and garden? It was bees buzzing in the lavender and butterflies fluttering around the well-established …

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Food Science students into the dragons den

The best part of being a food science lecturer is developing students’ skills. Through lectures and practical’s, teamwork and learning they develop a good grasp …

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Can a dish overcome a man so richly that he faints?

I asked myself this when eating with my family in the Tickell Arms in the mid-seventies. This was an elegantly scruffy blue painted Georgian house …

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What do you remember your mother cooking when you were a child?

My best food memories are from France when I discovered the fascination of food aged ten. My parents were determined to broaden our food horizons. …

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dealing with defrosted food

Cooking the freezer – defrosting by default

Accidental or necessary freezer defrosting – the science of doing so safely When a large frost covered bag falls out of your freezer as you …

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Fabulous Fanny Cradock’s Christmas party

It was a somewhat mad but inspired decision to host a Fabulous Fanny Cradock’s Christmas party. But who was she – some call her the …

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Food writing workshop

Delicious food writing workshop weekend

Want to be a food writer – go on a course and practice hard This food writing workshop weekend revived my writing skills and food …

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Hard evidence – do supermarket checkouts make kids obese?

First published in The Conversation, 2013. Your eye gets caught by the dried apples slices and pistachios but your child, sitting in the trolley, sees …

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Solution to the grey squirrel crisis – pastry, a roux sauce, mushrooms and hazelnuts

This article was originally published in The Conversation. Prince Charles is among those repeating their calls for an organised cull of grey squirrels in Britain …

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Recording Naked Scientists radio programme

Naked Scientists goes foodie

Naked scientists radio recording – Fry me up a perfect fish with a blow torch! Turning up in the lovely English summer rain to Chris …

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Tim Hayward

Eat Cambridge debate panel announced

One of my first involvements in the Cambridge food scene when we came back here was to set up Cambridgefoodies and get involved in the Eat …

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