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Debate: sweet vs savoury

Debate: sweet vs savoury

There are so many delicious savoury and sweet foods, but which one wins out if you had to choose?  PerfectlyRandom argues that savoury is the way to go, whereas TheRationalOptimist argues that you can’t go past sweet treats. PerfectlyRandom: Here’s why you don’t need to look any further than savoury foods: pork crackling. Crisps. Peking … Continue reading

Food labelling – worth paying attention to?

Food labelling – worth paying attention to?

How important is food labelling, and who’s really reading them? PerfectlyRandom and TheRationalOptimist debate whether labels are worth paying attention to. PerfectlyRandom: Ever heard of stabilisers E451i, E407a, or E410? Or thickener E407, emulsifier E508, maltodextrin, or flour treatment agent E300? What about corn starch? Or acetic acid? The honest truth is, without any context, … Continue reading

Eating organic: should we pay more?

Eating organic: should we pay more?

PerfectlyRandom thinks so: It’s pretty easy to do the math on this one – organic means no chemicals are used in the growing or rearing of the ingredients used, and that means lower yields for the farmers. If they produce less, they have less to sell, so what they do have costs more on the … Continue reading

They asked for it: tempting fate or living your life?

They asked for it: tempting fate or living your life?

Should you change your behaviour to avoid attention? PetiteFolle doesn’t think so: I saw a French documentary a few weeks ago detailing the plight of many Chinese immigrants in Paris who are the victims of nasty muggings. Often running small cash-based shops, many Paris-based Chinese carry large quantities of money around. Their own hard-earned profits. Sometimes … Continue reading

One night stands: ego affirming or soul destroying?

One night stands: ego affirming or soul destroying?

A little bit of casual hanky panky – can it be a fabulous ego-affirming experience or is it a hollow, soul-destroying experience? PerfectlyRandom and TheRationalOptimist debate it out. PerfectlyRandom: Yes, I’m known as PerfectlyRandom. That, however, does not mean I encourage random sex with random strangers. Although…I don’t exactly discourage it either. Alain de Botton says … Continue reading

Is cheating ever ok?

Is cheating ever ok?

PerfectlyRandom thinks so: It’s not going to be a popular opinion, but I do believe there are circumstances when cheating is ok. Maybe not the right thing to do, but certainly not the heinous crime that it’s made out to be. The reality is that life isn’t black and white. Decisions aren’t always simply right … Continue reading