Food & Drink

We may belong to a nuclear family or an extended family that includes grandchildren such as nieces, nephews, that come from additional relatives such as sisters, brothers of the wife or husband, or their parents. A traditional feature of weddings are the invitations to not only close friends but also the extended family kinship relationships.The social conditions reflecting a culture’s values regulate many aspects of life and marriage. Different societies have rules and precedents about who shall live together, who can marry who, how mates are selected, and the socialisation of children.In the west, newlyweds establish their households away from their parents. Read more →


If you ever wonder why people who have been long-term unemployed appear a little scruffy around the edges - perhaps unshaven and with holes in their shoes and lacking social confidence because they haven't been out even to a coffee shop let alone a pub or restaurant - for months or years nor ever travelled on a bus or train or been able to buy anyone they care for as much as a birthday card - ever - I hope I'm solving the mystery for you. Read more →


Used first as an ornamental plant. It took until the twentieth century before being widely used as a food source. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and are an essential ingredient for many recipes. There are French claims that tomatoes, pomme d’amour (love apple), is an aphrodisiac. Read more →