Category Archives: Food and drinks

The last supper: El Bulli closes its doors

As announcements go, it was like David Bowie telling his fans in 1973, at the end of the Aladdin Sane tour, that his career was at an end. It was like Garbo explaining, after Two-Faced Woman, that she wanted to … Continue reading

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End of a drinking culture? Russia accepts that beer is alcoholic

After much debate, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has signed off a bill that turns an apparently self-evident truth into law – that beer is an alcoholic drink. The new bill will bring regulations for the drink in Russia into line … Continue reading

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Absinthe minded: The ruin of bohemians is back in all the best bars

The Green Fairy. L’atroce sorcière. The Green Deity. Whatever you call it, few drinks have captivated the collective imagination quite like absinthe. Believed – wrongly, as it transpired – to bestow hallucinogenic qualities upon the drinker, its prohibition across much … Continue reading

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Food fad that’s starving Bolivia

It is the “lost crop” of the Incas, a health-giving seed found in the Andes which is increasingly providing the garnish on fashionable Western dinner plates. But while demand for quinoa has given a lifeline to Bolivia’s farmers, the native … Continue reading

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Springsteen pide comida para un banco de alimentos

  Ahora que ha finalizado victorioso su cruzada por convertir a Barack Obama en presidente, Bruce Springsteen vuelve a su otro tipo de ayuda. En un anuncio a toda página que se publicará en varios diarios de ese Estado, el … Continue reading

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Los transgénicos ganan adeptos

  Setenta y cinco millones más y en ascenso. El aumento de precio de los alimentos ha hecho crecer el número de hambrientos en el mundo de 848 a 923 millones en 2007. Unos precios que, de acuerdo con la … Continue reading

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Starbucks wastes millions of litres of water a day

  Environmental campaigners have attacked Starbucks after the discovery that millions of litres of water are wasted in its coffee shops every day, contradicting its much-boasted green credentials. An investigation by the Sun revealed that over 23.4m litres of water … Continue reading

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