Fondue is Back, Baby!

Fondue, the retro 1970s dish that goes hand in hand with the prawn cocktail and the black forest gateaux, is enjoying an unexpected revival this autumn. Sales of gruyere and emmental cheeses are booming, and fondue sets are back in the shops. Jokes are still made today about how every couple married in the 1970s will have a wedding-gift fondue set floating around in the back of one of their kitchen cupboards… And, whilst heated oil fondues, in which to sear cubes of steak to... Read More

Fetishes and Feminism

A friend and I were talking about fetishes the other day, so I decided to do a bit of Googling on the topic (risky, I know)… I came across an article on askmen.com on the top 10 sexual fetishes as voted for by askmen.com readers. I think it makes for interesting reading. The article, and the chat, got me thinking about how contemporary feminism relates to sexual fetishes. The two aren’t often spoken about together – and it isn’t difficult to see why fetishes such... Read More

Being in a Bad Relationship Can Literally Break Your Heart

New research published recently by the American Psychological Association (APA) has found that people who feel insecure or anxious about their lovers and relationships are nearly fifty percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those happy and secure in their relationship with their partner. Dr Lachlan McWilliams of Acadia University in Canada studied more than 5,645 adults, aged between 18 and 60, and found that those who felt insecure in their personal relationships... Read More