Category: Food & Drink

  • Oh No! Not Square Plates Again!

    Oh No! Not Square Plates Again!

    Introduction Controversy rages over what shape of plate food should be served on: Square plates are an ‘abomination’ according to a report about MasterChef judge William Sitwell’s view in the Telegraph. Apparently Mr Sitwell is to hold a ‘Square Plate’ amnesty at the Towcester Food Festival on the 7th and 8th of June 2014. He doesn’t plan to…

  • One Pint Glass Tankards Seen In Dalston

    One Pint Glass Tankards Seen In Dalston

    Has a new era begun now One Pint Glass Tankards have been seen in Dalston? “One pint glass tankards seen in Dalston pubs in East London such as The Shacklewell Arms.” ― BBC A lengthy report from the BBC tells that these drinking vessels may be returning to some pubs frequented by young people in London.…

  • Dry Ice In Water

    Dry Ice In Water

    Observing The Reaction Of Dry Ice In Water I always wanted to try this (put dry ice in water) and last year I got the opportunity. When I bought some meat from Donald Russell it was delivered packed in dry ice. Dry Ice is frozen CO2 i.e. solid carbon dioxide. This dry ice was used to…

  • Teapot Cleaning Methods

    Teapot Cleaning Methods

    Should you practice teapot cleaning or not? Some people think teapot cleaning is unnecessary and that it spoils the flavour of the tea. If they have traditional brown earthenware teapots they probably don’t see all the tannin stains on the inside. With a stainless steel teapot you see them all and they start to form very…

  • How To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew

    How To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew

    This Is How To Open A Wine Bottle Without A Corkscrew It would appear to be a very simple process to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Just look at this video to learn how: Well, if you watched the video you could see that a shoe is used to cushion the blows as…

  • Opening Food Cans By Unusual Means

    Opening Food Cans By Unusual Means

    Introduction The videos here demonstrate some methods of opening food cans without a traditional can opener. If you try any of these methods then be aware that cans have sharp edges where the metal is cut. You could get cut yourself before the can is open. 1st Method of Opening Food Cans This is another method…

  • Spilling Juice From Cartons or ‘Tetra Paks®’

    Spilling Juice From Cartons or ‘Tetra Paks®’

    Introduction This post contains instructions on how to avoid spilling juice from cartons or Tetra Paks®, with a rectangular cross-section, while opening or lifting them. It’s quite natural to grip cartons by the easiest method (the broad sides) while opening them, or lifting them when they’re still full, causing the contents to pour or squirt out inadvertently. Cartons with a square cross section are indifferent…

  • Dinner At Finbarrs Restaurant In Durham

    Dinner At Finbarrs Restaurant In Durham

    Preface This post discusses dinner at Finbarrs Restaurant. In reality Finbarr’s has an apostrophe before the “s“, but in order to make this post stand out in search engines I have had to make all references to Finbarr’s Restaurant look like this: Finbarrs Restaurant without the apostrophe. Durham In Durham there are lots of narrow…