Category Archives: Food & Travel

Guardians of Gluten – Why most of us shouldn’t be Gluten Free

  After centuries of safe consumption, Gluten is now getting a lot a bad press. But is it justified? Copywriter and fearless foodie Babu Basu, thinks that it’s time that someone stood up for Gluten. The story so far Our … Continue reading

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Love Indian Food. Hate Curry.

Ferocious Foodie and Freelance Copywriter Babu Basu, begs us all to stop using the offensive ‘C’ Word. The offensive ‘C’ Word. Curry, curry, curry. There, I have said it. Forgive me Madhur Jaffrey for I have sinned. The awful C … Continue reading

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The Great Escape?

Whilst the UK shivers and shudders in the autumn weather, freelance copywriter Babu Basu recalls hotter, headier times in foreign climes and asks, why do sane people travel? Late autumn in the UK is not a pleasant time. Icy winds, … Continue reading

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Kolkata (Part II) – May the forcefeeding be with you

Freelance writer, Babu Basu finds his stomach bullied into submission and practices the national sport of haggling.   Back in the mists of time, the people of Kolkata ate to live. In a country where sustenance was scarce, people ate enough, just enough. … Continue reading

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Kolkata (part I) Creativity, chaos and a broken down taxi.

Forget space travel. If you’re looking to visit another world, why not give Kolkata a spin. Freelance writer, Babu Basu, touches down in the heart of West Bengal and loses himself to an unrelenting, and inescapably vibrant city. I ought … Continue reading

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Instalment Two – Fat and stressed? Eat lunch and enjoy it!

With ballooning waistlines, increasing levels of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, are we a country engulfed by gluttony?       Perhaps perversely, Babu Basu argues that the U.K. doesn’t think about food enough.   I love food.   I love reading about it, shopping … Continue reading

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Instalment One – Pesce and the deep blue sea.

It’s September and your favourite freelance writer finds himself in Sicily. I’m staying in Palermo with Carlita and Beppe, two of my best friends. You can find their stunning home in Carini, a suburb, on the outskirts of the city. … Continue reading

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