Author Archives: Matthew Dalby

Eating DNA: Dietary Nucleotides in Nutrition

Nucleotides are biological molecules that are essential to almost all biological processes in the human body. Probably best known as the components that make up DNA and RNA they are also involved in many other cellular functions. With such essential roles, … Continue reading

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Caboc and Crowdie: Traditional cheeses of Scotland

Originating in the Western highlands Caboc is one of Scotlands oldest cheeses. Dating back to the 15th Century it was known as a chieftain’s cheese, due to its rich double cream ingredients and high fat content. Reputedly the recipe originates … Continue reading

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Baked lamb breast dinner and brunch

Leftovers for brunch. Sliced lamb breast, fried eggs with vegetable and mashed potato cakes. Cheap, tough and fatty, lamb breast may not appear at first glance to be the most desirable joints of meat but after a long slow bake in the oven … Continue reading

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Honeyguides, fire, and human evolution.

Male Greater Honeyguide (Indicator Indicator). The control and use of fire is one of the quintessential features of our species out of all the others currently existing on the planet. Exactly when our ancestors learnt to control fire is a … Continue reading

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Dihydrophylloquinone – hydrogenated vitamin K in the modern diet.

Structures of [A] Phylloquinone (vitamin K1) and [B] Dihydrophylloquinone (hydrogenated vitamin K1). Source (Davidson 1996). Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that occurs in foods in a series of molecular forms as can be seen from this recent post. However, as … Continue reading

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Penderyn Whisky

Hailing from the old village from which it takes its name, nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, when it was launched in 2004 Penderyn became the first whisky commercially distilled in Wales since the 19th Century. It remains the … Continue reading

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Organic Forest Honey

The first certified organic and fair traded honey in the world, this originates from the remote Miombo forests of North-Western Zambia. Supplied by Tropical Forest the honey itself is collected by small-scale village beekeepers. They construct traditional bark hives that … Continue reading

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The menaquinone (vitamin K2) content of animal products and fermented foods.

There is increasing interest in the menaquinones, the forms of vitamin K2 that are produced in animal tissues and as a result of bacterial fermentation. What information there currently is in the scientific literature about its content in foods appears … Continue reading

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Bone Broth Mineral Content

I like making broth or stock using bones. I most often use it to form the base for the soups and stews such as oxtail stew. Homemade broths, made my simmering bones and attached tissues in water often with the … Continue reading

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Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Stew There are few meals as satisfying to come home to on a cold damp winters evening than a bowl of piping hot oxtail stew, made the previous day and placed in the fridge overnight to consolidate its flavours. I … Continue reading

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