Academented Christmas, day the sixteenth – snacks

The relationship between postgraduate students and free food can be compared to that between moths and light, or magpies and glittery things. However, even postgraduate students must grow up and acknowledge that a freegan diet consisting of university catering only is not very good for one’s health. Previously, one way of checking whether a PG was really … More Academented Christmas, day the sixteenth – snacks

Food Diary – June 24, 2011 – and… Swedish Midsummer (apologies for deviation from science)

Midsummer is an actual holiday that is gleefully celebrated in Sweden, with lots of shellfish, herring and potatoes, berries and cream, and ‘snaps’. The key element however, is good company. Personally, I left my good company when I left work, but I did stop by the supermarket, tiredly, on my way home, to see what … More Food Diary – June 24, 2011 – and… Swedish Midsummer (apologies for deviation from science)

Food Diary – June 18, 2011 – Rules about junk food

When I was little, the rule was: sweets and other treats only on Saturdays. In hindsight, this is an excellent rule, and I lament my inability to stick to it. Life is hard when you actually get to do your own food-shopping. In terms of communicating health, a lot of the information we receive today … More Food Diary – June 18, 2011 – Rules about junk food

Food Diary – June 17, 2011 – Considering food and running

Firstly, I hope you can spare some time to read “The way we eat now: What will future food historians make of our curious eating habits?” by Marina O’Loughlin at the Indy. It is not a diss-ready-meals article, but considers all that is available to us in this day and time (and part of the … More Food Diary – June 17, 2011 – Considering food and running

Caffeinism – when coffee goes sour (through no fault of bad milk)

The other day, a very physically active friend was talking about health foods. After the usual dos and don’ts – five-a-day, protein and fibre in every meal, and so on – the subject of coffee came up. For me, coffee is a tasty beverage offering a quick pick-me-up, but apparently some people use it as … More Caffeinism – when coffee goes sour (through no fault of bad milk)