Lauren Bravo
Lauren Bravo is Senior Writer and professional eater for Channel 4 Food, and columnist for the Worthing Herald series. She loves Dolly Parton.

Entries by Lauren Bravo

Why I'm Welcoming the BBC Ban on All-Male Panel Shows

(7) Comments | Posted 11 February 2014 | (23:00)

The other day I turned on an episode of QI. The show seemed different to normal, and it took me a few minutes to realise why: there were three women the panel. Three women and an Alan Davies. I blinked hard a few times, and checked the listings to see...

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It's My Food, I'll Instagram It If I Want To

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2013 | (17:00)

According to The New York Times this week, the trend for amateur food photography has reached unacceptable levels, leading some of the city's top restaurants to ban it altogether.

NY hotspots Momofuku Ko and Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare have been some of the first to implement a...

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Chivalry Is Dead! Good Manners Shouldn't Be Gender-Specific

(177) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (23:00)

A survey by announced this week that traditional chivalry is dead, as the majority of women frown on traditional acts of male kindness as "suspicious." Fair enough, I say.

The findings, which included 82% of women claiming they prefer to pay for their own dinner on a first...

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Why Christmas 'Tis Not the Season to Be Sexy

(9) Comments | Posted 28 November 2012 | (23:00)

Ahhh, party season! What do you mean, you hadn't noticed? Sure, it may be dressed up cunningly as flu season, skint season and 'vowing never to use Amazon then guiltily remembering you've still got 12 Christmas present boxsets to buy' season, but it's really party season. PARTY. Are you partying...

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Do They Know it's a Christmas Advert?

(1) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (19:51)

We open on a single snowflake, drifting gently through a night sky to land on the upturned nose of a child, wearing a bobble hat. Holding a puppy. The music tinkles in: a baby-voiced woman whispers a melancholy cover of Wombling Merry Christmas, at a third of the speed of...

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Why I'm Secretly Sad to Be Missing the Jubilee

(7) Comments | Posted 2 June 2012 | (00:00)

When we booked this holiday months ago, it seemed like a really great idea to go over the Jubilee weekend. Bank holiday jackpot! We'll save loads of annual leave! We'll breezily board a plane and jet off just as the rest of the capital gets engulfed in a steaming tourist...

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Why PE for Girls is an Issue Worth Sweating Over

(2) Comments | Posted 3 May 2012 | (14:02)

On Wednesday, The Huffington Post reported a study by the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF), which had found that 51% of UK girls are put off physical activity by their experiences of school sport and PE lessons. Some 45% think sport is too competitive, while over a...

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Dear Urban Outfitters: Am I Really an Extra Large Person?

(17) Comments | Posted 20 December 2011 | (23:00)

Dear Urban Outfitters,

We've got a problem, you and I.

You might not be aware of it, distracted as you are by the armies of spendy hipsters that march through your doors each week, but our relationship has been deteriorating for years. If indeed, it was ever truly a...

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Slutty Halloween: Why Can't Women Just Wear Normal Fancy Dress?

(461) Comments | Posted 31 October 2011 | (10:09)

I found something disturbing in The 99p Store last week. It isn't a radical statement, being a place that you can buy industrial-sized jars of pickled eggs for pocket change, but this was on a new level of consumer bafflement. It was a pair of tights, in the kids' Halloween...

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