Food for thought

Here are some statistics I heard on a recent radio programme (BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme): the average American spends 27 minutes a day cooking and 4 minutes clearing up. As the programme suggests, 4 minutes clearing up would indicate a fairly low level of preparation and would perhaps mainly consist of throwing away the …

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Food for thought?

Hats off to UK chef Jamie Oliver. He began campaigning for improved nutritional quality of school lunches for children some while ago, and has never let up. Now he’s challenging the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, about the decision to allow academy schools to choose their own menus, while state schools are obliged to follow strict …