Pubs, apparently, “keep male friendships strong.” It is of course unsurprising that a study needed to be conducted to this new social science based research. Women apparently, just pick up a phone or turn to Facebook and talk to one another. These aren’t my words of course, but those of Robin Dunbar, evolutionary biologist at … Continue reading How The Gastropub is Slowly Killing Men
by Gino De Blasio | 5 minute read There are times when a new product comes to a market and you can’t contain your excitement. The thought that chocolate crumpets could be a real thing is of course one of those times. Then there are other times when you wish the geniuses, responsible for things … Continue reading What Happened To You, Pinot?
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read ASDA clearly knew what it was doing. It is not the first time that the debate surrounding ketchup and how it should be stored would cause uproar. A simple google search would point to a Boris Johnson Reddit thread from 2014, it’s hard to miss, it’s the … Continue reading How Ketchup broke the Fake News cycle… kind of…
by Gino De Blasio | 5 Minute Read “Porridge and the urban lifestyle don’t mix well.” Fergus Henderson, chef and author may not be a fan of the instant variety, but the second man on the moon certainly was. Yes, that’s right, Buzz Aldrin. In what is a coup for a porridge company, Buzz Aldrin, … Continue reading Buzz Aldrin, He’s Cooler Than You, He Eats Porridge
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read “How is it that this nation, a land where impatience is the key to everyday life can afford to queue for nearly 20 minutes at a time for a coffee. It makes no sense.” No one famous said this, that would be how other articles written on … Continue reading Lessons From A Danish Coffee House
by Gino De Blasio | 4 Minute Read “The beauty of this test is, it’s simple if you know it, very difficult if you don’t.” When a two michelin starred chef points out this blindingly obvious logistical quagmire, it shouldn’t really shock, but this is different. This is a contest “where there is no prize … Continue reading How Confusing Is Carbonara, Really?
by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read “I’m ready to die. I’m done with life. I’m done with this show. I hate this show.” Food Beast writer, Sean Fahmy has just had a horrible experience with tequila; who hasn’t! The “No You’re Not” shot contains more than your standard Mexican spirit. Salt, pico de … Continue reading Tequila, not the enemy we think it is!
by Gino De Blasio | 7 Minute Read IKEA, the only store where adults cry, threats of divorce are placed firmly on a Norsk god sounding named coffee table, and the fear of another visit looms just months away. It is common that any trip to IKEA lands you in a food court. Promised the … Continue reading The Mehhh of Clean Eating…
by Gino De Blasio | 5 Minute Read Travel guides are a funny thing. Depending on the writers and the publication you can be sure of some things; some have been asked to eat there, others, given very special service. The impartiality of review has always left you wondering, should I or shouldn’t I visit. … Continue reading We Don’t Need More Deconstructed Food
by Gino De Blasio | 5 minute Read Cereal is the new thing, apparently. “According to Kellogg’s, one-third of cereal consumption happens outside breakfast hours. And cereal hasn’t just become a snack, it has become the ultimate hipster snack; representing a sort of prepackaged, nostalgia-laden ennui.” (The Guardian, 2016) This culinary revelation is now where … Continue reading When Food Nostalgia Can Be A Bad Thing