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Pulp: Wine tasting at your own kitchen table

Pulp subscription discount code at the bottom of this post! The market for alcohol subscription boxes has become somewhat saturated in recent years. Today, I’ll be introducing you to a start up that has managed to find a true gap in that market and fill it eloquently. Pulp are new on the scene, they know what they’re doing and they’re really bloody good at doing it. Their mission is simple: to give customers access to the basic knowledge they need to compare wines and begin to understand the art of wine tasting. I had a chance to sample their subscription experience ahead of their soon-to-be-launched Indiegogo campaign..   What you get You’ll receive 4 half bottles of wine, equating to (just to state the painfully obvious to anybody not paying attention) 2 full standard bottles. My box contained two red and two white. Alongside the wine itself you’ll get a little ticket with a code on it that will give you access to your online lesson. Top tip: the online lesson is far better optimised for mobile than …

Review | St Helen’s Farm Dairy

This has never been a particularly dairy centric household. Cheese, we all love, obviously, and soured cream is essential for Mexican food, but once you get into things like yoghurt and milk, we’ve always been more likely to opt for plant based products. I think this began as a hangover from my intense allergy to dairy when I was a baby (it gave me eczema so severe I couldn’t be held) but eventually we all quietly decided that we just preferred it. However, over the years I’ve been introduced to goats milk dairy (which when I was a slightly older child didn’t trigger my eczema quite so severely) several times, and been fond of it. So, when St. Helen’s Farm asked if I was interested in sampling their range in order to ‘vary my dairy’ this month, I figured it might be interesting to bring you that perspective: plant based “dairy” products vs. those made with goats milk. I loved every single St Helen’s product I tried with the exception of just one, which I’ll …

Edible Seaweed

Can We Use Seaweed in Place of Pasta?

Seaweed has been a solid predicted food trend for, I think, a good two or three years. Everyone from HuffPost to MUNCHIES have been championing it as an underdog we’re not paying enough attention to for quite some time. However, I’m yet to see it crop up that frequently across food blogs, on restaurant menus or indeed on my own or my loved ones kitchen tables. And why is that? From everything that I’ve read, seaweed is legit a “superfood” (though I loathe to use that word in an unironic setting) and it’s almost always local when bought in the UK. Two big ticks for this generation of food snobby millenials (as I’ve recently learned is our generation’s thing). Perhaps, as my next thought led me to wonder, seaweed is gross. Maybe that’s the big problem here. At this point, I literally had to find out for myself. So it was time to bite the bullet and eat some damn seaweed. Enter: Seamore “tagliatelle”. First impressions were good. The packaging was bright and unthreatening with …