Quench

As food editor for the award winning student magazine Quench, I have begun to build up a portfolio of articles based around food. I have also been able to explore other sections and experiment in all kinds of writing.

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Instagram is shadow banning sex positive content and it’s not okay

Photo by Dainis Graveris on Unsplash Originally written for Quench magazine Shadow banning, also known as stealth banning and ghost banning, has been around since the 1980’s and is used to block comments and posts by certain users. Recently on Instagram, many accounts that use the platform for sex work and education have found their … Continue reading Instagram is shadow banning sex positive content and it’s not okay

Cheers! The 1980’s cocktail trend

Photo by Proriat Hospitality on Unsplash The 80’s cocktail culture was characterised by sexual innuendo, neon colours, sour mix, Southern Comfort, Baileys, Peach schnapps and glasses that was either huge or tiny. The cocktails were sickly and lurid, adorned with rainbow coloured swizzle sticks and sparklers. Drinking was largely popularised by the American sitcom Cheers, … Continue reading Cheers! The 1980’s cocktail trend

Remembering 9/11

Photo by Anthony Fomin on Unsplash Written for Quench magazine They always say that you remember where you were when you heard about a life changing event, and I think 9/11 is one of those occasions. I was just a one-year-old baby when it happened, cradled in my mother’s arms, as a breaking story suddenly … Continue reading Remembering 9/11

The Do’s and Don’ts of kitchen sustainability

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Originally written for Quench magazine With hard hitting programs such as David Attenborough’s recently released ‘A life on our planet’, climate change and its impending doom has been successfully brought to the forefront of our minds. It is understandably hard to live a completely eco-friendly life when it is … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of kitchen sustainability

The art of charcuterie

Originally written for Quench Mag In this day and age, the average cheese plate will no longer do. It’s all about the charcuterie boards. The term charcuterie comes from France, directly translating to ‘delicatessen’ and involves a branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products. Although the term specifically refers to the cooking of meat, … Continue reading The art of charcuterie

A sobering October

Written for Quench magazine “The university climate can be brutal and intense, but nothing I couldn’t rise above” On the 1st of October my co-editor, Indigo, pitched the idea of ‘Sober for October’ and for one of us to take up the challenge. This immediately piqued my interest as, due to my status as a … Continue reading A sobering October

Review: wahaca

Written by Indigo Jones, Hannah Penwright and Sasha Nugara for Quench magazine Last week our section editors were offered the chance to review Wahaca Cardiff, a Mexican chain which can be found across the UK. The restaurant prides itself on sustainability, and its new menu explains how it’s the most sustainable yet. After having been … Continue reading Review: wahaca

The Coconut tree

Originally written for Quench student mag As someone who has grown up immersed in Sri Lankan food and culture due to my father’s heritage, the opening of The Coconut Tree in Cardiff was an exciting moment for me. When I walked into the restaurant for the first time, I remember being instantly hit with a … Continue reading The Coconut tree

Post lockdown health kick

Written for Quench student mag For me, lockdown will always signify an unprecedented amount of binge snacking and stress eating. Those early, uncertain days were passed with films and chocolate as I lost all motivation and any concept of the word ‘health’. Now that lockdown is lifting and uni is looming, I am all too … Continue reading Post lockdown health kick

My Mallorcan foodie experience

Adapted from my article for Quench student mag After months of reminiscing of beach days and gorgeous holiday food, my opportunity finally came with a perfectly timed trip to Mallorca. Daydreams of paella and tapas would soon become a reality as I soak up the gorgeous Mallorcan sun whilst sipping on a glass of sangria. … Continue reading My Mallorcan foodie experience