Groceries for October 10: pre-travel week

This week’s groceries bill: €5.66. I only bought half a loaf of bread, a litre of milk, some bananas and a kilogram of tangerines. It’s gonna be an unusual sort of week though. I’m leaving for the United States (staying in Amsterdam overnight) on Friday, and the odds are I’ll be doing stuff in preparation […]

I Heart Kale

While I’m on the topic of food, I heart Kale looks like an excellent resource if you like the bitter winter vegetable, kale, and want to do something other to it than use it in a mash. I like kale mash, or stamppot boerenkool but I always end up buying more of the vegetable than […]

In Defense of Food and my shopping list

I have broken down and bought a copy of In Defense of Food: A Eater’s Manifesto. I’ll take it off my Amazon wish list in a minute; in the event that someone’s bought it as a birthday gift for me as suggested earlier: thanks – I’ll make sure it finds a good home. On first […]

Michael Pollan, my time sink of the past 24 hours.

I’ve spent far too much time in thepast day reading the website of journalist Michael Pollan, writer of In Defense of Food and a range of books, essays and journalism about the food (mostly) Americans eat. I particularly recommend his piece on Animal rights, which despite the obnoxious provocation at the top is one of […]