Posts Tagged ‘food’

airline meals

June 25, 2012

It’s advertising heavy, but just in case you wanted to find out how other travellers fare, try:

http://www.airlinemeals.net/index.php

农历新年

January 24, 2012

Today marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. In China, New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. Here are some articles about Chinese New Year:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_(zodiac)

And some recipies for Chinese dishes!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/cuisines/chinese

Awesome lunchboxes

January 16, 2012

As the children returned to school after Christmas it was necessary to get back in the swing of preparing packed lunches. TOTD’s kids have to prepare their own, however it’s clear from this site that some parents either have too much time on their hands or are desparate to encourage interest in food.

http://lunchboxawesome.tumblr.com/

[Thanks to LB for spotting this]

Cakebook

June 28, 2011

Cakebook, part of the EAT! NewcastleGateshead food festival, features edible cake models of some of the most iconic structures in the Newcastle/Gateshead area. There is some terrific cake-baking talent here in the library. Could we do somethig like this for Portsmouth? The Spinnaker Tower might be tricky!

http://www.cakebook.org/#

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-13700037

Pi Day

March 14, 2011

Today is pie day which commemorates the mathematical measurement represented by the Greek Letter Pi. The reason why it’s held today is because the date in the American format is 03/14, the beginning of Pi being 3.14.

It’s also a good excuse to eat pies. What is your favourite?

http://www.piday.org/

Still Tasty

November 11, 2010

Want to know how long you can keep those bison chops in the fridge? Well, this could be the site for you. Bear in mind that the site is hosted in the USA, so source information comes from agencies including the US Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, rather than our own Food Standards Agency.

http://www.stilltasty.com/

WikiPizza

February 8, 2010

Buonjourno e benvenuti a Thing del Giorno!

Recently the European Union issued a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed Label for Neapolitan Pizzas which protects them from imitation. Not only does this give recognition to the food but it also recognises it as part of Europe’s Culinary Heritage.

If this has left you fancing a slice, whether it be a thin crust, deep pan or even a calzone, here’s a wiki that may help you choose one:

http://pizza.wikia.com/wiki/WikiPizza

Food advertising v reality

October 6, 2009

How often have you felt that the food you have been served when eating out doesn’t quite live up to the photo shown on the advertising? Here are some fine examples of dreadful food presentation.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2009/sep/22/food-advertising-v-reality?picture=353131463

Veggiedag

May 26, 2009

Fancy trying out being a vegetarian for a day? Unsure about whether you want to commit to a non-meat diet? Wondering if you’ll miss the more carnivorous side of eating? Well the City of Ghent, in Belgium, have recently started having a weekly veggiedag, or Veggie Day. Councillors and Civil Servants give up meat and eat a vegetarian diet for a day. The purpose of this is to highlight the effect of livestock on the environment and help reduce greenhouse gasses.

For more information here is the website:

http://www.gent.be/donderdagveggiedag

And for those who can’t read Dutch here is the BBC’s report:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8046970.stm

Rodents as a food source

May 23, 2008

and just in case you didn’t feel your academic reading was, ummm, meaty enough:

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1029&context=vpc14