Wednesday, 31 July 2013


Nutrition is such a fabulous subject that there is always something new to learn about.

I had not really heard much about the "Bliss Point" other than in relation to the food industry
where it is regarded as the correct balance of ingredients like sugar, fat and salt  that tempt
people to enjoy a product.

For nutrients that we like and therefore seek out, there is a particular concentration that makes food most palatable.
  • Too lilttle sugar, and it's not sweet enough. Too much, and it's too sweet. The "just right" amount is the Bliss Point.
  • Too lilttle salt, and it's not salty enough. Too much, and it's too salty. The "just right" amount is the Bliss Point.
  • Too lilttle fat, and it's too bland. Too much, and it's too rich. The "just right" amount is the Bliss Point.

Combinations of  key components in a food product will  tempt us even more than one solitary item.

Suddenly I have noticed combinations of things like "Salted Caramel" cakes, puddings and sauces which I guess provide "triple bliss".


Tuesday, 16 July 2013


It seems awful that in this day and age people can be denied good food and adequate fluids when they are most vulnerable --something I feel strongly about.

So I was delighted to be asked to be involved with this meeting at the RSPH

Nutrition and Dehydration in Care Homes Keeping up Standards
24th September 2013 • 3 - 6pm • 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY
Those residing in care homes are among the most vulnerable in our community and are often solely
dependent on staff to provide their nutrition and hydration needs. Good nutrition and hydration are
fundamental aspects of good care. It is vital that those responsible for providing these services are
up to date on regulations, standards and know where to go for help as well as feeling confident that
they are providing the best care possible. This event will provide delegates with information on
current nutritional standards and best practice along with practical tips on how to achieve them. It will
also feature cookery demonstrations, case studies and opportunities for networking with colleagues
as well as providing the perfect opportunity to ask experts in the sector any questions you may have.
Speakers include
• Neil Palliser-Bosomworth,
Specialised Medical Diet Chef
• Dr Mabel Blades,
Freelance Registered Dietician and Nutritionist
Who should attend? The event is vital learning for care home managers, catering and care staff, trainers and anyone involved in providing nutrition, hydration and care for the elderly.

For further information and to reserve your place, please contact David Southgate on 020 7265 7356 or

Saturday, 6 July 2013

New Book

Sometimes I find it hard to keep writing and up to the minute blog as work, home and other things get in the way.

I  have been asked to help with a new book which I have to say has some fabulous recipes in it --including ones for cake!