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Cravings: what scientists think we want from food

April 29, 2012 by

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English-speaking women tend to report chocolate cravings at ‘that time of the month’, but for Spanish women it’s at times of stress that they crave chocolate. That means that chocolate cravings seem to have more to do with culture and emotions than physiology, explains Robyn Moffitt. Robyn Moffitt is a CSIRO researcher who specialises in […]

Christmas Markets

December 16, 2010 by

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Christmas lights are more effective when the sun sets at 4 o’clock in the afternoon rather than sometime after eight. Similarly when there’s snow outside a roast Christmas dinner is suddenly desirable rather than just traditional. Growing up in Australia we’re immersed in a set of transplanted European Christmas traditions that aren’t always appropriate in […]

Slow Food with Carlo Petrini

November 30, 2009 by

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A bowl of penne seems puny compared to a fast food giant like McDonalds, and such a stark contrast is an excellent way of making a point. Slow food and fast food are opposites. Fast food is a product of an industrial food chain, while the Slow Food Movement supports food that is good, clean […]

The Rocks Aroma Festival

July 31, 2009 by

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When I went out to meet an Old Friend a few weeks ago, I had no idea what delights I was in for (well, other than the delights of catching up with her).  Upon meeting her at Town Hall, she suggested that we go and meet up with another friend of ours, who was visiting […]

A Physician’s Feast

July 15, 2009 by

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Galen was an Ancient Greek physician who lived around 129-210 AD. His descriptions of anatomy were used up until the sixteenth century (the time of Galileo) even though he only dissected animals and not humans, which lead to some errors in his work. His anatomy focused on the humours, or fluids, that permeated the body. […]

The Apprentice Restaurant

June 25, 2009 by

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“I’m not coming with you! They’ll serve gluten free bread, and all the coeliacs will talk about their diagnosis.” That was James’ refusal when I invited him to the Coeliac Society dinner, and he gave it with certainty. Luckily not everyone shares his aversion to these events. When I invited the Personality Profiler she said […]

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