Nick's Food Blog

  • Top 10 - Meals on Reels

      The photo I used for this article is, of course, the unforgettable spaghetti scene from The Lady and The Tramp. I have chosen to have no animate...
  • Yes Peas

      It is interesting to think that the study of modern genetics came from the humble pea. Gregor Mendel grew peas for 8 years and took such meticul...
  • Strawberries

      Fragaria × ananassa (the root of modern strawberry varieties) is a cross breed of a Chilean and North American strawberry. In the 18th Century f...
  • Vanilla

      Vanilla is a member of the vast orchid family, it grows as a tall creeping vine on trees or frames. Native to South and Central America and the ...
  • Talking Taste Buds

    Talking Taste Buds When was the last time that you stuck your tongue out at yourself in the mirror? If you do it, you can see that your tongue is ...
  • The Team

    Our food is so good it sells itself. No, it doesn't really. Please meet our team from the shop and hear about their favourite ingredients and wilde...
  • Cinnamon

    The Greek historian Herodotus wrote of the Cinnamologus, a ferocious bird which lives in nests made of cinnamon branches. To collect the cinnamon....
  • Compton Avenue Easter Walk and Quiz

    Compton Avenue Easter Walk and Quiz  What is it? It’s a self-guided walk starting and ending at Compton Avenue. It’ll take about an hour and a half...
  • Pulses (Beans, Lentils and Peas) Please

    Legumes are plants which bear fruits that grow inside pods. Pulses are a type of legume where the pods and the seeds are edible;they are usually b...
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics

      Frst, let’s start with some definitions for those of us who are not firmly up to date on our gut microbiota (ecological communities of commensal...
  • Mangos and Mangoes

    The paisley pattern, developed in India, is based on the mango.   In 1980 India produced more than 10 times as many mangos as Thailand, the next l...
  • Food and Synaesthesia

      Food provides us nourishment and helps our bodies to grow, but somehow it is more than that too. When someone arrives at our house, our sense of...