Say cheese. It’s ripe for robbing

by Rashmee

Posted on April 24, 2022


With the French elections coming to an end, it’s a good time to think of …

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What does Danish pastry have to do with Finlandisation?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2022


If you go to Denmark, don’t ask for Danish pastry. If you go to India, …

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Pepper soup and positive thinking

by Rashmee

Posted on January 3, 2022


It’s that time of year – people are thinking of pepper soup and positivity. There …

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How Erdogan’s faux-religious economic scruples matter to Nutella-lovers

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2021


Turkey produces most of the world’s hazelnuts – 70 per cent, to be precise – …

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Asma Khan epitomises the rise and rise of Britain’s public chef

by Rashmee

Posted on October 23, 2021


Never underestimate the selling power of a good story. Having read Bobby Ghosh’s piece on …

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How to solve the sunchokes or Jerusalem ‘fartichokes’ issue

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2021


With the Jerusalem artichokes in my back yard growing to 15 feet, I knew the …

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Governments should mark World Food Day every day

by Rashmee

Posted on October 18, 2021


The second World Food Day under a deadly pandemic has come and gone (on Saturday, …

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A bright green hug in a mug

by Rashmee

Posted on March 28, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Earlier this week I made spinach-cilantro soup with tahini. it …

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Brexit really has meant Brexit: ‘Let them eat cake’

by Rashmee

Posted on February 1, 2021


/ BREXIT BRITAIN In the month since Brexit properly began, consider all the things that …

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The Real Bread movement arrives in East Greenwich

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2021


/ TRAVELS IN MY MIND Rejoice, all ye in east Greenwich, we have a real …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK