Yearly Archives: 2017

The capitalism in our food

Great new book out in October by Eric Holt-Giménez of Food First It’s called “The Foodies Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What you Eat “. Here’s the … Read on

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Baking Classics

My Top Ten (Great British) Baking Classics Read on

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Plum, Damson & Gage Recipes

Make the most of the short season with Damson & Gin Sorbet, Plum & Cobnut Crumble, Greengage & Almond Tart, Spiced Plum or Damson Sauce and Pickled Damsons. Read on

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Plums, Damsons and Gages

August and September are the months for plums and their relations which have been significant both in our culinary history and countryside landscape. Read on

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OrganicLea

Great piece in the Guardian (August 17 2017) about OrganicLea, written by Ru Litherland of OrganicLea telling the story of how it came to be, and to flourish!

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Small farm productivity & the role of small farmers in the UK food system

As Rebecca Laughton the author of this study (A Matter of Scale) says in her introduction, the sustainable intensification and industrial farming lobby has found it all to easy to dismiss … Read on

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Defra latest stats on Agriculture in the UK (2016)

The annual report (published May 2017) in fulfilment of the requirement under the “Agriculture Act 1993 that Ministers publish an annual report on such matters relating to price support for … Read on

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CPRE report – Uncertain Harvest: does the loss of farms matter?

The second in their Food and Farming Foresight series of papers planned over two years, this report  by Graeme Willis “focuses on diversity in the size of farms and how … Read on

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Radicals vs Conventionals: Part I

What does it mean to be radical? What does it mean to be conventional? Colin Tudge looks beneath the surface of two big words that feature in many discussions on … Read on

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Radicals vs Conventionals: Part II

Can radicals and conventional thinkers ever really talk to each other? In particular, can the Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Oxford Farming Conference ever engage in truly useful dialogue.  … Read on

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