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Food Seasoning: A Salty Story

You wouldn’t think it to look at them, but your salt and pepper shakers have caused a lot of problems over the years. Underneath that innocuous ceramic bulb lies a history of kingdoms torn apart, newly discovered worlds and powerful trade dynasties. The story of spices fills many a book, […]

The Secret Origins of Grilling

One of the best ways to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon is to fire up the old grill and toss some of your favourite foods on the barbie! Nothing like the beautiful flavours of outdoor cooking.  Do you love to grill just like us? Well, we are  not the first. […]

Dietary Valhalla – The Food of the Vikings

Today, the Vikings are celebrated as a proud, warlike folk, well known for their mythology and elaborate funerals. The Viking diet, however, is a mystery to most people. What did these warriors eat to survive in such a forbidding landscape? As it turns out, their food was healthy, fresh, and […]

The Brilliance of Brunch

For some people, the weekend just isn’t complete without brunch. It is the ultimate comfort and leisure meal of the week. The brunch, a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch is the favourite time of the week for most people. A time to relax, take it slow and gorge on some […]

The Magnificent Machismo of Meat

Meat, in general is quite beloved among people. Most meat lovers eat kilos of meat every year. That’s a lot of muscle, and it’s laden with meaning—in terms of human evolution, social habits and modern marketing. Men, on average, consume more meat than women. Paul Rozin, a University of Pennsylvania […]

The Chicken Corporal – Napoleon’s Poultry Passion

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of history’s most famous and decorated conquerors. His name oozes power, ambition, military brilliance and ruthless aggression against one’s enemies. Napoleon has become a worldwide cultural icon who symbolises military genius and political power. Martin van Creveld described him as “the most competent human being who […]

Mayo Mondays

Tucking into a new feast of Masterchef Australia , now in its 8th season , not only leaves us viewers, with contestants with compelling back stories, but also the CRAVING  for the exceptional food they make! For all foodies around the world, this amazing show of culinary excellence, dexterity and […]

Food For Thought – From Waves To Brain

Traditionally fish has been described as “brain food” – a claim that was dismissed as an ‘old wives tale’ for many years but recent research into the links between fish and brain function suggest that this old wives’ tale may have more than a small grain of truth behind it. […]

Meating the World: The Human Expansion

Did eating meat allow humans expand all over the world? Things are never that simple. But in some ways, the answer might be yes. A new study links meat-eating to shorter periods of nursing in humans relative to other apes. By weaning kids off breast milk quickly, women could bear […]

Sandwiched

Don’t we all just love a good sandwich? Is there a more convenient comfort food. Among all the inventions which have made our life easier over the years, the sandwich is bound to be near the top. Who can escape the allure and convenience of smoked turkey ham with some […]