Cars are Culture

Cars are Culture
When you think of growing up, you probably think about where you lived, what school you attended, what your neighbourhood looked like. And you probably think about what car your parents drove and the places you visited in that car. Memories are made in cars. They don’t just get us from point A to point B: they are a statement of who we are, what we do, what we like, and where we are going in life. When we think about culture, we often forget about the cars we drive and the impact those cars have on our culture. You can trace the evolution of culture by looking back through the evolution of cars. Let’s look at how cars have shaped our culture.Read More

Green party

Green party
Herbs have a long history in this country: after the Romans conquered Britain in the 1st century AD, they introduced formal, elaborate herb gardens as part of villa complexes. Later, during the medieval period, herbs were grown in church grounds across Britain and used for medicinal, healing purposes. Over time, they developed into a crucial flavourer of food in Britain (they’re celebrated in the traditional ballad Scarborough Fair, “Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme”), but after artificial flavourings came along in the 20th century, interest waned. Even when I was a kid, we were brought up to cook with dried herbs, other than occasionally finishing a dish with a little fresh curly parsley. …Read More

Have fork, will travel

Have fork, will travel

Food festivals are the new rock’n’roll, and Ireland’s chefs are the new rock stars.” So says Avril Bannerton, self-confessed food evangelist and event director at Taste of Dublin, one of the gourmet festivals that will be vying with big music events such as Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit for our attention this summer.

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2016 is all about the bowl

2016 is all about the bowl

Goodbye, plates. Hello, bowls. If you want a little prediction for the year ahead prepare for small bowl takeover in 2016. It may not sound like much of a trend — goodbye, plates has more of a ring to it — but bowl food is where we are all heading.

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Don’t mention the ‘d’ word

Don’t mention the ‘d’ word

January is coming and soon it will be time for the annual diet. You know you will give it a try because you do it every year. The coming month of self-denial casts a shadow over festive celebrations as dank and gloomy as the hardy perennials of bad weather, travel chaos and unbearably crowded shops.

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Why a Staycation Trumps a Vacation

Why a Staycation Trumps a Vacation
I'm very lucky to be able to travel the world and love all the places I've visited. But sometimes, for many people, this lifestyle just isn't feasible. That's why sometimes, a staycation in the UK can be just as good! Over the last few years, the unstable economic situation along…Read more

How I Managed to Land a Business Class Seat

How I Managed to Land a Business Class Seat
There are certain elements of organising a trip which just go together like a fine wine with good cheese, a perfect example of which is how lodging at airport hotels goes well with flying business class. At face value these two aspect of any trip don’t appear to be linked at all, but it was indeed through specifically searching for Manchester airport hotels that I managed to land a seat in business class, on a long-haul flight across the Atlantic.…Read More

The Right Nutritional Supplements for You

The Right Nutritional Supplements for You

There аrе nutritional ѕuррlеmеntѕ аnd there аrе nutrіtіоnаl ѕuррlеmеntѕ, but are they all thе bеѕt fоr уоu? In life, we аrе аlwауѕ fасеd wіth making choices - ѕоmе gооd, some bаd but ultіmаtеlу, we find оnе thаt'ѕ bеѕt fоr us іn thе end, rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf whаt wе thіnk. …Read More

Business Travellers – Eat Well and Stay Fit

Business Travellers – Eat Well and Stay Fit

Dо nоt соnѕіdеr buѕіnеѕѕ trаvеl across ѕtаtе lіnеѕ, or еvеn асrоѕѕ seas, as аn еxсuѕе tо сhеаt уоur diet оr еxеrсіѕе rоutіnе. Cаlоrіеѕ аnd іnасtіvіtу hаvе just as muсh іmрасt whіlе you're away аѕ whіlе you're right аt hоmе, ѕо рlаn wауѕ of ѕtауіng hеаlthу whеnеvеr buѕіnеѕѕ sends уоu еlѕеwhеrе. Eѕресіаllу іf you find yourself trаvеlіng оftеn, you muѕt соmmіt tо taking thе extra mеаѕurе necessary tо ѕtісkіng tо уоur regular dіеt аnd еxеrсіѕе routine. …Read More