By Martin Isark
It is sad state of affairs that supermarket shoppers are palmed off with immature bottom rung Bordeaux red wines that do little to seduce the wine drinker away from the easy drinking, fruit-driven Cabernet, Merlot & Malbec wines from the New World. Surely this is the wrong way to introduce the drinker to the delights of Bordeaux.
Please join our Can I Eat It? ‘Put Sugar’on the Label Campaign NOW.
The amount sugar is not on the label of Children’s Vitamins & Food Supplements. Parents have the right to know how much sugar they are giving their children, especially, when some of these products have more sugar than a Mars Bar, and the Daily Dosage can be as much 42% of their recommended maximum daily intake.
Where is it? 15 Spittal Street, Marlow, Bucks
What is it? A traditional Butcher’s Shop that is also a sports’ pub, serving local beer & bar snacks.
What is it like? There is no getting away from that this is a real Butcher’s! Large meat counter by day, and somewhere to put your pint by night, Damien Hirst-like cuts of meat encased in glass units around the pub, even the toilet roll holder has a butcher’s twist. Check them out! There are Tellies showing world sport, but they are not intrusive, and they are a harmonious addition to the pub’s banter.
What Brand of Veggie are you?
By Veggie Tom
“I’m a vegetarian, but I eat chicken and sausages. Oh, and bacon. And turkey at Christmas, obviously.”
I was working in a small newspaper office when someone told me that. In my three decades of meat evasion, she ranks as the least vegetarian vegetarian I’ve ever met.
We do come in many flavours, though. I’ve seen fish-lovers and gelatine-apologists tear strips off each other in equal states of disgust at the other’s apparent moral hypocrisy. Luckily it rarely gets violent. They are vegetarians, after all. And really, there’s not much point being sniffy about it. There are odd bits of animal buried in so many minor ingredients and E numbers that everyone eats some eventually – and many carry on, Braveheart-style, after they find out. Read more
I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.
Want a pick-me-up drink? Then like most drinkers, you’ll grab can or two of Red Bull. You may not like the taste, but it hits the spot for going that extra mile, especially, if you’re partying or driving! And if you want it turbo charged, add shot or two of vodka. Sorted!
By Martin Isark
When I was small, bottles of home-made ginger beer lined the pantry shelves – and the thirst quenching pleasure of its peppery ginger notes still lingers on. Today, the supermarket shelves are loaded with various styles and brands of ginger beer, but nothing gets close to the satisfaction of making your own from a ginger beer plant. Read more