7 August 2019

Treat of the week: Les Recettes de L’Atelier chocolate

Journal

There used to be only one answer to stress in uncertain times, and that was a bar of gloriously unfancy Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, but its latest incarnation as a ‘diet bar’ containing 30% less sugar, means not only a horrible choice (Do I go healthy, or do I go original…?), but that other bars have […]

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Bread & Oysters is an online magazine featuring news, views and mus(ings) from the world of food, past, present and future. It is run by freelance food journalists Christopher Hirst, Carolyn Hart and Emma Hagestadt, find out more about them below...

 

31 July 2019

Boiled is best for breakfast

Journal

Though it has been overtaken by fashionable cereals, Christopher Hirst says you should get cracking with a boiled egg An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different.’ One of Oscar Wilde’s less famous sayings but also one of unexpected truth. I’m sure Oscar was talking about boiled eggs (though I doubt […]


29 July 2019

Food for the Gods

Journal

If you want to stuff in more food during a banquet, then eat while reclining on your left side.  That allows your stomach to stretch to fit – just one of the useful pieces of information available at the Ashmolean’s terrific new show, Last Supper in Pompeii. The show is mostly set in the culinary […]


25 July 2019

Dinner for Dame Edna

Journal

When she married Vincent Price, the actress Coral Browne went to live in Hollywood. On one occasion she and Vincent were invited to a party given by Zsa Zsa Gabor for Barry Humphries… The trouble was, the invitation said to meet Dame Edna of London, but Zsa Zsa forgot to introduce him to anybody. He […]

 

About Bread & Oysters

The Food Writer's Cooperative is an online magazine featuring news, views and mus(ings) from the world of food, past, present and future. It is run by freelance food journalists Christopher Hirst, Carolyn Hart & Emma Hagestadt, find out more about them below...