Food is used as a tool for the filmmaker to communicate with the audience – it can uncover new sides of a character, depending on what they choose to indulge in, or it can signal romance or a deep sense of friendship, since cooking a meal is an act of love when done right. And, sometimes, it can be used simply to make us salivate – there’s no denying that a well-shot plate of food, or the sight of freshly baked bread, can evoke the sense of delicious smells wafting into the cinema, instantly elevating the appetite. In Ratatouille, it was food that transported the cynical food critic back to the comforts of his childhood, while it helped a grown-up Peter Pan in Hook reconnect with his sense of imagination. In The Help, it was a weapon of revenge, while in Babette’s Feast, it was a gift to show solidarity. Lady and the Tramp and Pulp Fiction both used food as flirtation, while Julia Roberts’s character in Eat Pray Love had a flirtation with food itself. In … [Read more...] about The 20 best food scenes in film #ad
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No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing children in the Republic today, and offer solutions that would make this a better country in which to be a child. You can find out more here I had been in the Children’s Rights Alliance for two years when I first heard about a three-year old child stealing food from a crèche to get through the weekend. Ireland was still in the midst of austerity, but I was still shocked that a small child had to rob food to survive. Soon after I met with another member organisation that told me about a child in one of their pre-schools who wasn’t eating his meals. The reason? He was saving the food in his bag for his younger siblings back home. A year later I visited a direct provision centre providing accommodation to asylum seekers. There I met two girls who had not seen their parents cook a meal in years. Instead their parents had … [Read more...] about Did you hear about the toddler stealing food from a creche?
We all know how vibrant the food and drink scene in Cambridge is. From restaurants to bars, cafes and everything in between - there is no shortage of brilliant places to go and eat. But rather than us list our favourite places over and over again, we thought you might like to here from the people who know best. We've been in touch with three fabulous food bloggers from Cambridge and asked them for their pick of the bunch. So without further ado... Keep up to date with the latest food and drink news Are you a lover of all things food and drink? Keep up to date with the latest foodie trends with our Cambridge food and drink Facebook page. No ads, no spam, just the latest food and drink news direct to your Facebook feed, wherever you are. To get your foodie fix simply click here to join the group. Rosemary Talbot Meet Rosemary Talbot, a local lady with a passion for baking cakes, gardening, singing, dancing and drinking tea. Her blog What's New In Cambridge, likes to keep up … [Read more...] about Cambridge food bloggers share their favourite places to eat
THERE is no end to the list of things you worry about as a parent. Most mums and dads are guilty of obsessively checking their little ones are breathing when they're fast asleep. But have you ever stopped to consider how they are breathing? Chances are you haven't until now, after one mum warned on Facebook it can cause serious health problems including facial deformities. Melody Yazdani was told several times that her son, Kian was suffering ADHD. But it turns out the youngster was breathing through his mouth - a sign he was actually plagued by sleep apnoea and sinus problems, which was stopping him falling into a deep sleep and causing him to act up. If your baby or child sleeps with their mouth wide open, it could be a warning sign for a whole host of health problems, Melody reveals. At three to four months a baby will develop the reflex that allows them to breathe through their mouth. And of course, there will be times when your baby has to breathe through their mouth - when … [Read more...] about If your child breathes through their MOUTH while asleep it could cause facial deformities
Catherine Murphy brings you her top ski picks for the season aheadBest for ChristmasAs a result of last season’s excellent snow conditions, Christmas holidays in the Alps are back in fashion. Choose a pretty village with festive vibes and access to high-altitude slopes.You won’t get higher in France than the new Refuge de Solaise hotel in Val d’Isere, France. Situated at 2,551 metres it’s only accessible via the Solaise gondola or on skis which spells cosy Christmas bliss in our book. Do make sure to enjoy the festivities down in cosmopolitan Val d’Isere too.In Wengen, Switzerland, the streets are decorated and on Christmas Eve, local families attend Midnight Mass then gather for hot chocolate and home-made ringli doughnuts. Car-free Wengen is a special mountain village with charming cog railway access to the slopes and stunning views of the Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau peaks.It also boasts its very own James Bond: stuntman Stefan Zurcher, who has worked on … [Read more...] about Take to the slopes: The best ski destinations ahead of Christmas season