Culture, Food & Drink, Prose

Cut-Price Cuisine: Guacamole

by Alice Correia Morton Avocados are the hipster ingredient du jour, present at every brunch and scattered over every instagrammed salad. But even if you’d usually steer clear of such fads, avocados still hold their own: they are highly nutritious, with over 20 vitamins and minerals, and a filling centrepiece for vegetarians and vegans. Unfortunately, […]

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Culture, Food & Drink, Prose

Cut-Price Cuisine: Double Courgette Omelette

by Alice Correia Morton This isn’t strictly from the reduced section of the supermarket, but this week courgettes are bizarrely cheap in Tesco (4 medium for 79p or 60p). After the recent shortage and hike in price, this might come as a pleasant surprise. Although simple, omelettes are both filling and, since this one includes […]

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Culture, Food & Drink, Prose

Cut-Price Cuisine: Cheat’s Penne Primavera

by Alice Correia Morton Although I didn’t give myself enough time to make this recipe vegan, it is completely vegetarian. The key ingredient of the dish is one of Tesco’s pre-prepared medleys of ‘vegetables with herbed butter’, particularly the one comprised of asparagus, edamame beans and tender stem broccoli etc.. It tends to be in the […]

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Cut-Price Cuisine: Orange-Scented Salmon

by Alice Correia-Morton Apologies for the repetition of the salmon theme from last issue, but it is consistently reduced and so worthy of the feature. However, this recipe would work equally well with any oily fish, such as trout or mackerel. Although it may or may not be a fad, the omega oils found in […]

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Food & Mood: A Poor Print Guide

by Jo Flynn Eating enough of the right foods can be difficult, especially during times of stress. We’re all quick to guzzle orange juice when we feel a cold coming on, but what can we eat to help mental health and mood? Deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals have been found to be associated with […]

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8 Green Bottles: A Drinking Song

by Aidan Chivers Wondering what to have to accompany your steak next Monday formal?  The highly-regarded freshers’ wine team give you the definitive verdict on the range of wines on offer, with a single adjective on each and a score out of 111: 8 green bottles, standing on the wall 8 green bottles, standing on […]

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Chicken Run or Ritual Slaughter

by Jacob Warn This article may be disturbing to some readers, particularly if they are meat-eaters. To understand my story, you have to understand my perspective, which is, currently, about as dark as you can get. Blind, bald, skin-seethed, dead. The action began just three hours ago, although life stretches back six whole weeks. I’m […]

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Assorted rantings of a music finalist…

by Maks Adach Ch. 1 – Maks and the Adventure of the Misogynistic Crisps I wandered into the MCR last Saturday for a drink with some friends. Whilst at the bar, I noticed a few members of W1 eating a sharing-sized packet of McCoys. I was perturbed by the writing on the reverse side of […]

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Why Live Below The Line?

by Sophie Barnes Live Below the Line is a new charity initiative that challenges you to live on less than £1 a day for five days to help raise money and awareness for the 1.2 billion people who live like this everyday. Having started in Australia in 2009, the project now runs in six countries […]

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Food & Wine: Getting the Perfect Match

by Rebecca Leigh, The Poor Print Oenophile Hilary ’15 Week 3 Wine Recommendations I got some really positive feedback on last week’s recommendations, so I’m back again this week! Again, please remember to enjoy wine responsibly. Sunday Watercress and leek soup – Grilled mackerel with horseradish and gooseberries – Rump of lamp served with hispi […]

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