Cadburys – The great Creme Egg betrayal

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Food | one comment

The takeover of Cadburys by US based Kraft in 2010 prompted a revamp of the rules governing how foreign firms buy UK companies. The American conglomerate reneged on promises it made on Cadbury’s factories, corporate HQ and Pension Scheme as well as engaging in widespread redundancies in the UK. A sad end for Cadburys, a […]

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The Ulster Fry Simply Crispy sarnie

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Food | 4 comments

Well life imitates often art but now Life is imitating satire. When the Ulster Fry website ran a spoof article about a crisp sandwich café they expected the world to have a laugh and move on – but not a bit of it because they inspired people to open one for real in Belfast. If […]

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One has a Christmas Card from Cork

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Food | one comment

The old tradition of sending Christmas cards is still very much alive with over 68% of us planning to send up to 30 this year. And Cork’s best known fish monger will be one of those sticking to the custom. Pat O’Connell who charmed Queen Elizabeth on her visit to the Cork in 2011 has […]

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London’s new Cereal Killer Café

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Food | one comment

You’re in the exciting, buzzing World City of London where every trend and culture is represented but the unthinkable has happened, you are bored! What do you do? You have already gone to Tin Can Restaurant which serves 25 types of tinned fish but like any adrenalin junkie you crave more. So off you go […]

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More+ Community Coffee Shop

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Food | 2 comments

What do you do when your area has no place to meet up for a chat with your neighbours and for social activities? Well most people would moan about it and do nothing. But in the Broughton and Oakfield neighbourhood of Aylesbury they decided to do something positive. They formed a Community Action group to […]

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Fancy fresh organic instead of McDonald’s?

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Food | Comments Off on Fancy fresh organic instead of McDonald’s?

In the Foodies food chain McDonalds comes easily at the very bottom but is the opprobrium justified? McDonald’s myths are easy to come by and we all know that fresh, organic food is not only healthier but tastes much nicer, right? Wrong – at least according to Life Hunters’ YouTubers Sacha and Cedrique. The pair visited […]

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The world’s most expensive burger

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in Food | one comment

Well I be burgered! It has often been said nothing exceeds like excess and in London as in other big cities there are always people willing to demonstrate they have more money than sense. A London restaurant has created the world’s most expensive burger using Canadian lobster, Kobe beef and black truffle brie. Chris Large, […]

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Fancy a tincan of Fish?

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Food | 2 comments

A new pop-up restaurant is transforming traditional, cheap and easy, canned fish into a delicacy, by serving some of the best tinned seafood in the world – and nothing else. Tincan, on Upper James street in Soho, stocks 25 different types of tinned seafood from humble sardines to high end scallops costing £22 per tin.  […]

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A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Food | Comments Off on A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

  Skibbereen is a lively town which does not sit on its many laurels. Take the last few months as an example. First we had “Shiny Skibbereen” which gave the town and especially Bridge street a makeover so now it is even more colourful and bedecked with blooms.  Then we had the highly ambitious Skibbereen […]

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Afternoon Tea at the Lambert Arms, Oxfordshire

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Food | one comment

Off across the edge of the Chiltern Escarpment for afternoon tea in Aston Rowant at Ye Olde Inne.  The Lambert Arms is an original coaching inn just 15 minutes from Oxford at the foot of the Chiltern Hills – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Now this was not the first attempt to have afternoon […]

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