Blog: What a cracker
Catherine Sleep | 18 August 2004
British forces on active service get to have a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings – or as close an approximation as is possible under the circumstances. This includes crackers, even though they are classified as explosives and are therefore subject to special paperwork. It seems a bit excessive, but it’s a morale-boosting exercise.
I found this out by reading an article on the modernisation of rations for service personnel in combat situations – and a long-overdue modernisation it is, by the sounds of it. After all, beef stew and dumplings isn’t for everyone.
A new report by the Soil Association has highlighted a lack of healthy lunch options at the cafes of some of the UK's most prestigious visitor attractions....
The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever....
Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal....
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