Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

The future of breaking bread
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:16

The future of breaking bread

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Charlie Clutterbuck continues the joint Culture Matters/Morning Star series on the future of cultural activities after the Covid-19 crisis, looking at what will we have on our plates afterwards. Image above: ultra-processed cheese production, photo by Matthias Kabel Food is essential to live but has also been at the centre…
Dry January, temperance and the Left
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 20 January 2020 17:31

Dry January, temperance and the Left

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Keith Flett writes about Dry January, and outlines the history of temperance & the left It’s Dry January – an annual campaign that suggests people should abstain from alcohol during the month, to recover from possible festive excesses and generally to cut down on drinking. It's important to understand that…
Beer for the many in 2019
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 30 January 2019 09:59

Beer for the many in 2019

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Keith Flett surveys the beery landscape of 2019, and considers what a Labour Government could do about Big Beer You don’t need a crystal ball to know that beer in 2019 will follow trends already evident in 2018. In craft beer there is a perpetual search for new styles or…
Marx, Engels and beer
Saturday, 21 April 2018 19:04

Marx, Engels and beer

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Keith Flett considers the various references to the role beer played in the lives of Marx and Engels. There have been many and varied attempts over the years to paint Karl Marx in particular as a disreputable character whose ideas on capitalism should therefore not be taken seriously. In that…
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