I took my son to paris this week. It was a reward for more than surviving what was a difficult few months. Eurostar was having a sale; I felt we deserved a treat. In anticipation of this journey, I did what I usually do. I looked for guidebooks. I found a couple of good ones, and one in particular, The little Black Book of Paris (2014, Peter Pauper Press), proved particularly useful. I have also begun to buy a novel about the places I am visiting before going and this time I purchased a book called Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard. I was going to Paris, I planned to eat lunch, it seemed a good choice. Continue reading
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Fresh Meat and Hot Pot
Meat is big news amongst foodies these days. It is conceptualised as alternatively a luxury item and a problem. Although pork is the most widely consumed meat in China (followed by chicken), beef has been gaining in popularity. The increases in overall meat consumption by the Chinese have cause some food scholars and activist to raise the alarm because of the potential impacts this will have with regard to diet related public health and on the environment. In this post, I want to argue that the diet related concerns need a closer investigation that pays attention not just to the volume of beef consumed but also the ways that meat is being incorporated into the diet of many Chinese. Continue reading
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