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 Maximum the Hormone

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


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 | (17:42)


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 | (19:27)

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 | (12:50)


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 | (19:20)


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 | (19:24)

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 | (11:32)

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 | (15:39)

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 | (14:21)

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 | (11:38)

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 | (15:08)


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 | (10:03)


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 | (11:09)

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 | (16:52)


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 | (19:28)


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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Californian Ultra Foraging Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2013 | (22:59)


In California they love their diets and one of the most popular is the ultra foraging diet where you can only eat what you find. So this got me thinking "I wonder if I can forage around my home-style chef friend's garden and...

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(7) Comments | Posted 28 October 2013 | (15:01)


Once again I was running out of ideas for my next 'food experimentalist's adventure' and had to beg my Facebook page to hand me free ideas; the excellent Kirsty Long suggested I cook with "Smash (or any other brand of instant...

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Cooking With Katie Hopkins

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (17:26)


It's almost Halloween time again and that got me randomly thinking about national treasure Katie Hopkins. She is a media sensation who is most noteworthy for her very forthright views on just about everything...

"Would I employ you if you were obese? No...

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Mr Blobby's Great British Bake Off

(0) Comments | Posted 13 October 2013 | (12:22)


I was watching The Great British Bake Off on BBC2 the other night and really liked its cheery tone. And this got me thinking "I bet Mr Blobby would LOVE cooking on The Great British Bake Off!"

I mean, haha, so funny,...

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Cooking With Paul Dacre

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2013 | (11:58)


As many visitors to this site know, I am a big fan of the Daily Mail as they published my thing about cat food and grass. So I think I need to write something for the paper's no nonsense, straight...

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