What’s Your Beef?

An unwanted horse headI rarely have a pious moment, so indulge me and let me say a massive “I TOLD YOU SO”.

For the last 18 months I have been banging my drum about conscientious meat consumption. I’m hardly the first person to have talked about it, nor am I the most influential. So see me as an average member of the Joe Public who made a pledge and stuck to it – and it’s time you did too. Continue reading


Lahmacun – Turkish flatbread with minced lamb

Now for some reminiscence… Around four years ago I was in a band made up of impoverished, over-educated Oxbridge graduates. It was a lot of fun, but you can imagine that not having much money means you can’t eat as well as you’d like. I remember one week we were having day-long recording sessions in Stoke Newington, and we all went out to find some cheap food. Our friend Adam who was mixing for us told us to go to one of the many local Turkish restaurants – who as we all know sell the well-known kebab – and ask for a lahmacun. This, it turned out, was a very thin Turkish/Armenian speciality consisting of a flatbread topped with minced lamb; like a very thin pizza. It cost about £2.50, but was very filling and tasty. Continue reading