Category: food

COHOUSING: THE BRITISH FAMILIES EMBRACING COMMUNAL LIVING — The Guardian

With their emphasis on shared meals and parenting, cohousing communities offer an antidote to the isolation of modern life, writes Olivia Gordon  

‘WE LAUGH AND SHARE STORIES – WHY EATING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY IS MAKING A COMEBACK — The Guardian

I have recently taken the decision to try to instigate family meals as much as possible. From when they were tiny, my children – now six and three – have always adored my parents’ Jewish Friday night family dinners. And it’s not just because Granny makes delicious roast chicken. It’s because of the ritual of […]

OXFORD LATCHES ONTO THE GIN CRAZE WITH ITS FIRST DISTILLERY — Oxford Today

Driven partly by the need for commercial sustainability for the University’s Botanic Garden, Director Simon Hiscock has awarded a trailblazing new Oxford distillery, TOAD, a 25-year license to produce spirits in partnership with the Garden, starting with an ‘Oxford PhySicke’ gin…

THE FORCE IS STRONG IN HERE…OXFORD’S EXAM SCHOOLS GO ROGUE — Oxford Today

Why are Star Wars stormtroopers on patrol where generations of undergraduates have passed through the final ordeal of their student lives?

WHAT IF WE ALL TURNED VEGAN BY 2050? — Oxford Today

It’s the way to beat climate change, argues Dr Marco Springmann, James Martin fellow at Oxford University’s Future of Food Programme.

CHILD’S PLAY — Red

For the latest issue of Red magazine, I wrote an essay for the food pages about cooking like a child.  

MOTHER’S PRIDE – NOVEMBER — The Oxford Times

In my column on Oxfordshire family life for November – a review of a kids’ cookery class with Jericho Kitchen, and can you answer my son’s questions about Santa?  

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1986! — Prima

Thirty years ago, the first issue of Prima appeared on the newsstands. It was a pre-digital world but, while some things have changed dramatically, a few highlights (ah, Madonna!) remain… This was such a fun feature to write!  

MOTHER’S PRIDE — THE OXFORD TIMES

In August’s column, I wrote about the joys of Rectory Farm pick-your-own, where you can watch your children running through fields eating raspberries and you feel like you’re one of those families you see in adverts.

THE OXFORD PROFESSOR WHO WARNS THAT SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING — Oxford Today

Eminent NHS physician and health policy influencer Sir Muir Gray is on a crusade to get people to work standing up instead of sitting down to improve their health. He himself is in his 70s and works in his north Oxford home at a standing desk. Click here to read my interview with the inspiring […]

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