Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Food and Drink

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Ah it’s that time of year again, where restaurants charge an extra £20 on a set menu, the card shops turn red and all my coupled friends post soppy Instagram stories. I’m single for 14 February, and this hasn’t been the best year for dating […]

It’s Veganuary!

It’s Veganuary!

Hi everyone! Happy New Year, hope you had lovely holidays with your friends and family! It’s January again, and I guess we could say the second name for the first month of the year is… Veganuary! For those of you that don’t know what Veganuary […]

Baking Edition: Brigadeirinhos

Baking Edition: Brigadeirinhos

Hey everyone! Welcome back to a new post and I hope you all had a wonderful week! As the term comes to an end, the holiday season is just around the corner, and therefore I would like to introduce you all to a delicious dessert […]

Sustainable Christmas ideas

Sustainable Christmas ideas

Hey everyone, can’t believe it’s December already! Another year has flown by and it’s that time of the year when we are getting ready for the festive season. So, while all of you are preparing the Christmas decorations, I thought I would give you some ideas […]

Birthday on Lockdown

Birthday on Lockdown

Hey everyone! Hope all of you have had a great week so far! This weekend is kind of big for me since it’s my 21st birthday and I was hoping I’d have somewhere to go in Birmingham, but unfortunately everything interesting is closed. 🙁 Therefore I’ll […]

December

December

Well this week has been exhausting! I turned 22, handed in my first assignment this year, lockdown ended and advent started. It’s been manic.  Tier 3 doesn’t offer us much more opportunity than in lockdown, but I’m glad to be able to get back to […]

Fanny Cradock: Britain’s First Celebrity Chef

Fanny Cradock: Britain’s First Celebrity Chef

Celebrity chefs surround us in the UK. Their faces appear on books, on the side of bus stops, on product ranges in supermarkets, their names lit up in bright lights on their chain restaurants. While now the TV chef is a completely innocuous part of […]

Why this lockdown is better than the last… (hopefully)

Why this lockdown is better than the last… (hopefully)

In March, all of our lives suddenly got turned upside down. My life previously revolved around me studying with my friends at uni, going to gigs at the weekends, rock climbing in the evenings and visiting my family in town across the UK. Then suddenly […]

Food poverty in the UK – sharing our ‘deprecipes’

Food poverty in the UK – sharing our ‘deprecipes’

In the last couple of weeks, the issue of child hunger has been at the centre of the British media. The decision by the government not to continue free school meals  over the holidays despite the campaigns led by Marcus Rashford has caused a huge […]

It’s Spooky Season – Baking edition

It’s Spooky Season – Baking edition

It’s spooky season!! It’s that time of year again, people! Love it or hate it, Halloween is full of sweet treats and pumpkin-spiced everything!! As I’m a bakery student at University College Birmingham, it’d be a crime if I didn’t upload a Halloween baking blog, […]