Food: Our Food, Our World

Letter from Madrid

Good Food Guide
London, 1990, 1,500 words
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'In search of unfussed everyday food, head for unpretentious low-key restaurants lurking behind old-fashioned facades or conservative white curtains.'

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Licking All the Rest: Chupa Chups

The Broadsheet
Madrid, 2002, 1,200 words
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'The first lollipop, Chup, was launched in 1958 and ten years later, Salvador Dali came up with the famous daisy logo. Mary de Sousa asked me to bring the story up to date: sales were falling. Four years later the company was sold.'

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Madrid: Eating Out

Spain Gourmetour
Madrid, 1993, 2,000 words
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'Step into any restaurant in Madrid and, as likely as not, its food and wine will carry you off to one of Spain's contrasting landscapes.'

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Nadal: Galician Christmas

Guild of Food Writers’ News
London, 1992, 1,500 words
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'Capons, force-fattened on chestnuts, balls of rye flour or bread bound with milk and wine, were kept in wooden cages built under benches.'

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Naughty but Natural: Food Colouring

Guardian
London, 1989, 750 words
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'A recent report on food colourings by the government's watchdog on food safety has shown we need to think again about the dividing line between natural and artificial foods.'

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Olive Oil: Art, Craft & Science

Spain Gourmetour
Madrid, 1999, 3,000 words
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'To sweat food very slowly in olive oil without browning is fundamental to the classic tomato sofrito or sofregit. "Jam is perhaps the right word for the end product," as Josep Lladanosa i Giró put it.'

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