The Beemaster of London Town →
An article by the Jellied Eel about Steve of the London Honey Company.
A lovely relaxed place to food shop →
This is the stretch along which Steve, the beekeeper I work for, has his studio. And where I sell honey the last Saturday of every month. There’s been a lot of press on Maltby Street, a lot of praising it in the same breath as declaring that Borough market is for tourists and has lost it’s soul. Certainly most the customers I speak to along this stretch are quite local. I picked up a...
Interview with Michael Pollen →
Why a nutritional approach to food won’t improve our health. BBC radio 4 food programme.
The People's Supermarket website →
The People's Supermarket on You Tube →
Revaluing Food for the Future Pre-training...
I’m currently taking part in a series of peer learning sessions facilitated by Waste Watch UK. These were my answers to the pre-training participant questionnaire. We’re going to discuss our answers on Wednesday evening. I’m going to use my blog to help document my thinking during the course. Please add comments to help me develop my thoughts. 1. Knowledge of problems and...
An excellent and informative talk by Andrew Whitley on the merits of making bread the traditional way.
Service in the UK
Written SUNDAY, 12 JUNE 2011 Faulty Towers is still funny but looks rather 70s now. But how far has service in the UK come since the 70s? These days we’re definitely more conversant with eating out; in 2004 spending on eating out surpassed the amount spent on products eaten at home.(1) Whilst the economic downturn hit restaurants and bars hard we still eat out much more than previous...
Bees - the buzz word of the moment
I work for an urban honey company one or two days a week. But until yesterday I hadn’t had a proper hands-on experience with the work force that produces the honey. I’ve been waiting patiently for Steve (the beekeeper) to take me along and yesterday was really worth the wait. Like most people, I was apprehensive. But I desperately wanted to get over the fact that bees sting and learn...
An inclusive farmers' market?
Brixton, a small “town” in London, has a thriving market throughout the week. It adds to the vibrancy of the town which has attracted increasing numbers of white middle class people to live here. The main market offers great value with prices kept in check by haggling Jamaican grandmothers. Increasingly however, there are new types of produce being sold to cater for it’s middle...