#AceFoodNews – November 10 – This is one of my all time favourite chefs she introduced the world to people such as Julia Child’s and James Beard.

Her kitchen is stocked like a good old fashioned larder and she cooks using one pot and very few gadgets:

Have a little free time visit this link #AceMustRead  ‘ A VISIT TO A KITCHEN OF JUDITH JONES PROMOTER OF CLASSIC FRENCH COOKING ‘ 


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#UKGovNews : ” Ninety Three Percent of `People Polled’ said `Tax Payer Should Not Subsidise MP’S Meals’ to the `Tune of £5.8 Million’ Per Annum”

#AceNewsServices says `WHAT? NO MARTINI’ and Some

24 January 2014 11:44 AM

It’s a tough life at the House of Commons. Aperitifs are in short supply, the Cajun food is poor and there is a dearth of ‘fresh game’ on the lunchtime menu.

Those are the views, at least, of a few anonymous MPs whose views have been revealed by a recent Freedom of Information requestMetro has reported.

Though officials reportedly said the number of complaints was relatively small, the extravagance of requests knew no bounds. Chitterlinks (pigs intestines) and a live jazz band were among some of the suggestions made.

To one anonymous MP, the poor selection of pre-dinner drinks was a particular source of dissatisfaction.

‘We were told by the waiter that there was no martini. I then enquired about a gin and tonic, a Campari or even a sherry for my guest only to be told that, no, only wine was available,’ said the MP.

‘All rather embarrassing, don’t you think? Whoever is in charge of the drinks stock should really get their act together.’

Cooking methods also provoked indignation. One MP commented: ‘ Having been to New Orleans and being an excellent Cajun cook myself I can assure you that there are NO potatoes in gumbo’.

The MP went on: ‘I think the potato thing is getting out of hand. Yes, I know our meals are ‘‘subsidised’’ by the taxpayer but we really have very little choice but to dine in the House.’

The complaints come despite the fact government meals are subsidised by the taxpayer to the tune of£5.8 million a year, meaning a pint of beer inside the Commons costs just £1.70 (less than the going rate at a local Weatherspoons) and a slow-cooked pork belly and vegetables main rings in at £3.55.

Should the taxpayer continue subsidising Westminster meals and drinks? 

Should Taxpayer Continue Subsidising 2014-01-29 12:54:30


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Speaking Your Mind Has Consequences


Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Perdue Farms

Perdue Farms (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember Carole Morison from the documentary “Food, Inc.“? She was the chicken farmer under contract with Perdue, the country’s third largest chicken processor, who offered a rare look at what an industrial chicken farm looks like. The chickens barely had room to move, and many died daily due to the conditions and their accelerated breeding. She was tired of it — by agreeing to take part in the film, Morison put her livelihood in jeopardy. Perdue terminated her contract in 2008 after she refused to entirely enclose her chicken houses.

Her eyes were opened to the truth and she now uses sustainable farming methods and has never been so happy and content!


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