Posts Tagged ‘student cooking tv’

All Hail Mick the Miner!!!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

When came to Devonshire Hall I wasn’t quite sure what to expects. Talking to Mick the Miner I became very confused when he was talking about taking Jamie Oliver down underground in a mine shaft when I realised ‘Oh he actually is a miner!’ and that it wasn’t a random chef’s nickname. Everything started to make sense! We had a lively group of students gathered to take part in the cooking and that, coupled with Mick the Miner’s epiphany-like attitude regarding what he was teaching us to cook(‘It’ll change your life’ said in a thick Northern accent featured heavily in Mick’s speech), led to a brilliant time had by all! This was much to the dismay and envy of all the catered students queueing for dinner in the dining hall!

The team were all great to meet, very friendly and also very informative about all things foody! The food we learnt to cook, chicken with posh ham, was fantastically tasty and has become one of my own specialities! When it was time to go the team packed up in no time at all it was hard to imagine after that they had been there at all! We do however all remember the couple of hours of fun we had with with great fondness. Thanks for coming!

The Carnivore and the Carrot

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

When I first took on the vegan challenge I thought I was just not allowed to eat meat and fish, but when I found out that I couldn’t eat any type of food from an animal source, I realised it was going to be even tougher to go three days following a strict vegan diet. Even for foods you would assume to be vegan, like a bag of crisps, often contained some sort of animal product, and so I found myself having to check every food label. During the challenge I started having to eat foods I would not normally consider, such as soya milk, which I think would take a bit of getting used to! Being a footballer for Loughborough University and keen sportsman, I try to take in plenty of protein and carbohydrate in my diet and so have always thought that vegetarian and vegan diets were unhealthy because they lacked meat, which is high in protein. I realised from doing the challenge just how limiting a vegan diet is in what you can eat, but at the same time, although it is maybe more difficult and time consuming, it is still possible to eat a varied and balanced diet by making up for the vitamins and protein in meat and eggs by eating plenty of vegetables, nuts and soya. Although I can safely say that I won’t be becoming a vegan soon and am going to carry on eating meat!

Food shopping in Loughborough?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Check this out!

There are loads of other markets and great shopping areas all around Loughborough as well as the ones Lucy showed us on her tour. It’s fun to get out there and find them for yourself but just to point you in the right direction, we’d say check out these websites for more useful info – Charnwood Council (markets in general) and again, Charnwood Council but especially Farmers Markets.