Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Food and Drink

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, […]

Eating Seasonal In October

Eating Seasonal In October

Eating food in season is one of the most effective ways to reduce waste, energy and cost in your regular shop. By keeping track of what foods to look out for this month, you can keep your diet fresh, eat vegetables when they taste their […]

Vegan food

Vegan food

Hello again! I hope you’re staying safe 🙂 If you’ve been reading my previous blogs, you will know that I’m currently doing volunteer work in Tenerife. On Friday, we participated in a vegan workshop and I really enjoyed it. I think it’s really vital for […]

Supporting businesswomen and men

Supporting businesswomen and men

Hello again 🙂 I hope you’re staying extra safe now that lockdown restrictions have been lifted and shops have been reopened. I think if the shops remained closed during this pandemic, our economy would really be struggling even more than what we have already. I […]

Baking at UCB

Baking at UCB

Hello 🙂 I hope you’re staying safe! University College Birmingham is well known for its bakery and confectionery facilities. We have our own shop called Cakes and Bakes where you can buy a wide range of cakes, bread and other baked goods which have been […]

Let’s get baking

Let’s get baking

Hi again 🙂 I hope you’re staying safe! I know most of the shops are currently sold out of flour, but if you do have some in your cupboards and would enjoy baking, I have provided you with a recipe below to make a lemon […]

Tasty Recipes

Tasty Recipes

  Hello, hello, hello, everyone!!! How are you? This week I thought of sharing some tasty recipes that I have found quite easy and simple to make. 1. Basmati rice with vegetables. Ingredients: Basmati rice (I normally add like three handfuls per person) 1 or 2 […]