Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Fresh reasoning: Trine Hahnemann’s Danish cuisine recipes

While still based in tradition, Danish cuisine has espoused new flavours, foreign ingredients and a lighter touch, says Trine Hahnemann We Danes have stopped thinking about the meal as revolving around meat and potatoes. More things are eaten raw than my grandmother would have imagined. While my cooking is quite different from my grandmothers it…

There’s a search for a fifth meat- and 19 other things podcasts taught us in 2016

Whether its asking what happens when you watch Sexuality and the City 2 more than 50 periods or which Oscar has won an Oscar, theres no question a podcast somewhere hasnt answered 1 Richard Ayoade employed a ThunderCats duvet cover until he was in his late 20 s Where we learned it The Adam Buxton…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s courgette recipes

A spanakopita-like filo pie with courgette instead of the usual spinach, and shaved raw courgettes that add bite to a seasonal salad I associate courgettes with summer vacations in Greece, where the pale-skinned, pear-shaped assortment are sold by the roadside and served in every taverna. Luckily, there are as many ways to cook courgettes as…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its prohibition could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head store Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Fresh thinking: Trine Hahnemann’s Danish cuisine recipes

While still based in tradition, Danish cuisine has embraced new flavors, foreign ingredients and a lighter touch, says Trine Hahnemann We Danes have stopped thinking about the dinner as revolving around meat and potatoes. More things are eaten raw than my grandmother would have imagined. While my cook is quite different from my grandmothers it…