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French Food Politics

French headlines have been abuzz with controversy over the past two weeks following provocative allegations from far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. In February she stated that all meat being sold in supermarkets in Paris was halal.

Last Orders

To drink a proffered glass of home-made calvados or ratafia, is to drink something that…

The Salt of Life

We may love sugar and hunger for the tang of peppery foods, but salt is the only food seasoning that we really can't live without. Small amounts of salt are essential for animal life and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes.