Colin McQuistan
I write about food mostly, though if something piques my interest sufficiently I may write about that too.

Entries by Colin McQuistan

An Interview With Key Kobayashi

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2014 | (14:25)


I am in London to interview Key Kobayashi, elusive producer of heavy metal upstarts, Babymetal. It is lashing with rain and everyone is lost inside the Brixton Academy venue or stuffing their faces with chicken at Nandos. I am sat...

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QR Codes Are Amazing

(0) Comments | Posted 28 November 2014 | (11:13)


So I was at work and when I was in the kitchen I saw a can of fly spray and that was kinda cool but then at the end of the ingredients I saw a QR code and I was all like "why...

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I Ate Dog Biscuits

(0) Comments | Posted 24 November 2014 | (13:10)


I was down my local Tesco Metro looking for tinned tomatoes when it struck me I hadn't eaten dog food before. So I ran round to the pet convenience section and spotted these tasty treats and totally bought them!

Anyway, what's...

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Thai Curry With a Real Coconut

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2014 | (12:55)


So I was down my local Morrison's and my girlfriend saw this little guy and was all like "I totally bet you can't open this" and I was all like BET I CAN! and then she was all like "I totally bet you...

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Babymetal Live at Brixton Academy

(10) Comments | Posted 11 November 2014 | (17:28)

BABYMETAL return to the UK for another round of genre-bending, guitar shredding, unbridled mayhem in front of another sold-out London audience.


After I managed to dry out from the biblical downpour before the show I was afforded the chance to watch...

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An Interview With Maximum the Hormone

(0) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (11:14)


As many of my regular readers know I have been yapping on rather incessantly about Japanese teen metal upstarts Babymetal since March this year and through them another, very unique, Japanese band smashed into my radar (I would say...

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Cheap, Amazing, Homemade Pizza in 15 Minutes

(1) Comments | Posted 3 October 2014 | (18:42)


I was watching some TV program where they were making pizzas and I got really hungry and thought to myself "I'm going to make a pizza". So I totally did!

Pizzas are usually a mighty faff to make because you have...

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Five of the Most Controversial Musical Acts of All Time

(3) Comments | Posted 15 August 2014 | (20:27)

So I was watching American X Factor highlights from last year on Youtube when I got thinking to myself "I wonder what the most controversial musical acts of all time are, apart from Christina Aguilera?"

So I did some research and here's what I've come up with.


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Amazing Office Fridge Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (13:50)


So I'm working in this office (that's me on the left up there, obviously) and I'm thinking what if I emailed the whole company asking:

Has anyone got stuff in the fridge I can use to cook something with this...

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An Interview With Babymetal - Bow Down to Your Kitsune

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2014 | (20:20)


Myself, fellow journalist Emily and photographer Simon are lurking at the backstage entrance of The Forum concert hall in London waiting to interview Japanese death metal/pop music viral sensation Babymetal. We are hopelessly early.

We have just seen...

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I Went to a Babymetal Concert And Survived - Just

(2) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (20:24)

It is a little after 9 PM on a calm summer Monday night and I am somewhere inside The Forum, London, where Japanese pop/death metal sensations Babymetal are playing their first headline UK show.

Let be me more precise, I am in the middle of a maelstrom of bodies moving...

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Cooking With Jack Monroe

(0) Comments | Posted 15 May 2014 | (12:32)

I'm a really big fan of Jack Monroe, a blogger who writes for the Guardian on account of her making stuff on a really tight budget and stuff. She's great! And I'm in no way jealous or angry or miffed that she is now mega successful and goes on TV...

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The Best Worst Band in the World Are Playing the UK - Lord Have Mercy

(8) Comments | Posted 29 April 2014 | (16:39)

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past half century, you will be aware that Japanese pop/metal act Babymetal are playing Sonisphere in early July. This probably means nothing to you, but keep reading and maybe what I have to say will make you...

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What Personal Trainers Really Think

(1) Comments | Posted 25 March 2014 | (15:21)

I used to work in a gym for around 6 years and if you go to a gym you've probably wondered what's going on in our heads.

Well let me share a few of those thoughts:

If you wear lots of makeup
We think you're an idiot....

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Why Babymetal Are Going to Take Over the World

(0) Comments | Posted 16 March 2014 | (12:38)

I am one minute and twenty seven seconds into the track Death by Babymetal and my brain is having trouble making sense of, well, everything on my laptop screen. I think I see three small Japanese teenage girls dancing and singing along to one of the most brutally...

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Why Diets and Rice Cakes Don't Mix

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2014 | (16:08)


During my last contract I spent enough time hanging around the staff kitchen to know that these rice cakes things were an integral part of any girl about town's dieting regime. Ever since I have wondered "what is it about them that makes...

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Turning a £4.99 KFC Meal Deal Into Something Edible

(4) Comments | Posted 4 February 2014 | (11:03)


My friend came back from a shopping trip with this bag of goodies and was all like "I bet you can't make anything out of THIS."

Challenge accepted!

So what's inside the er, 'packet'?

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The Ice Cream and Chocolate Diet!

(0) Comments | Posted 5 January 2014 | (12:09)

OK ladies, if you're like me you've probably eaten ten times your body weight in incredible xmas fare and now need to go on a diet, and like me you hate diets cos they generally suck. But I have devised a special myfoodeeblog...
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Tropical Flakes Fish Food

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2013 | (17:52)


One day I was watching that film Finding Nemo (above) and it got me thinking "I bet fish food is amazing"!

As luck would have it, my home-style chef that I'm staying with in the USA keeps fish and had a packet of...

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A Review of Airline Food

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2013 | (20:28)


So I'm taking the blog stateside for LOLs and on the way out flew with British Airways. During the flight I recieved some delicious and amazing food which I simply had to blog about!

As an amuse bouche before my 'main...

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