Exposing lies, pretensions and stupidity in the world of food.

What's the Harm?

Saturday, June 04, 2016


  1. A Sometimes Forgotten Evil
    A Sometimes Forgotten Evil
    Aug 17, 2016
    Today, I would like to talk about a food related health issue. A recent report by PWC estimated that it costs the UK economy around £15 billion pounds per annum. The NHS spends £500 million pounds per year treating it, and much more trying to deal with the chronic health conditions that arise in sufferers. It has a horrendously high rate of mortality with many of its victims dying at tragically young ages. To make matters worse, it appears to be on an unstoppable rise, with hospital
  2. The Shocking Truth Behind Clara Gluten-Free Water
    The Shocking Truth Behind Clara Gluten-Free Water
    Aug 03, 2016
    I recently found myself on a long haul train journey down to London. Everything was good with the world as I nicely settled myself into the joyous peace of the Quiet Coach... Mmmm. Quiet Coach.  A chance to be miserably unsociable without facing the usual criticism. ...idly checking Facebook and Twitter. Regular Angry Chef contributor ShazzBakes had sent through a link to a website, adding her own tagline that ‘Civilisation is Over’. It did appear that she might be correct as the link
  3. The Convenience Truth - Part 5
    The Convenience Truth - Part 5
    Jul 22, 2016
    Hold on, just checking the list. Yep, I think you managed to offend everyone. Why thank you. That was definitely part of the plan for The Convenience Truth Parts 1-4. Like there’s a plan. It was supposed to be a trilogy. Unfortunately, when you challenge an easily believed rhetoric like ‘convenience foods are bad and are making us all sick’, you tend to cause a bit of upset. You are likely to be challenging people’s fundamental beliefs, attacking something that sits at the core of their
  4. The Convenience Truth Part 4
    The Convenience Truth Part 4
    Jul 12, 2016
    I seem to remember starting a food and science blog a few months back to expose fad diets and food pretentions. I thought a little gentle humour and poking of fun at self-aggrandising chefs and misguided health gurus would waste a bit of my time and make a few people laugh. Not quite sure how I ended up here, but today I am going to talk about social deprivation and misogyny. What?? Fuck me. Are you sure? Do you not think you upset enough people last week? Yes, I am sure. The Convenience