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Courtney Eaton

Why Cadbury Chocolate Tastes Like Victory

Monday, August 5, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Monday, August 5, 2013

When most people think of good chocolate they think of Belgium and Switzerland, but England should not be forgotten! England is home of Cadbury chocolate! The creamiest chocolate I have ever tasted. You know those little Cadbury eggs you get in your Easter basket? They’re so tasty! They are from England and here in England, Cadbury eggs are sold year round. It’s fantastic! Brits can all agree that there is no chocolate but Cadbury chocolate.

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The Lack of Recycling in London

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, July 26, 2013

I love almost everything about London, but what I don’t love is their lack of recycling. It is impossible to find a recycling bin at Regent’s College, where I currently study. Quite frankly it breaks my heart. Throughout the city you can find them, but they are not nearly as common as they are in Durham or even Boston for that matter. There is really only a bin for bottles and it looks exactly like the “rubbish” bin next to it. I had to swat my friend’s trash out of her hand once when she almost put it in the recycling bin.

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The British Love Fairtrade Products

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fairtrade products are all over the UK. In the States, you may only hear about these products when you are looking for them or in health food stores. They are not mainstream yet, but in the UK, Fairtrade is growing bigger and bigger by the year.  This came as a surprise to me because the English do not seem to care about the quality of their food or where it comes from. Evidently, I was quite wrong.

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The Delicious Italian Cuisine

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two weeks ago I toured around different parts of Italy. Italy is obviously home to the most delicious food in the world, in my opinion. The cities are beautiful and so much fun, but the food is what sold me. This is no Olive Garden. Italian food is part of the Mediterranean diet so it is considered quite healthy, to the surprise of many. There are three major differences between genuine Italian cuisine and what Americans think is Italian.

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Religion’s Impact on Peoples’ Diets

Friday, June 14, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, June 14, 2013

                                                                              Hinnamasaisuy

I am taking a world religions class originally to simply fulfill my general education requirement, but I have come to realize that it is more important than I thought. It is especially crucial for those going into the nutrition field to study different religious dietary rules and practices in order to be successful in helping an individual reach their nutrition goals.  

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The Nutrition of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Friday, May 24, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, May 24, 2013

BenHolzer

I spend last weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland. If your geography skills are subpar, Scotland is north of England.  Scotland, though still part of Britain and consequently the United Kingdom, Scotland is quite different from England. It is sort of like England’s Canada, in my opinion; cold, less people, but better food. The food is better; however the food in England is pretty bad, so better is still not good.

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Smokers in the UK

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Njaj

Each day I think I lose a few hours of my life due to the amount of smokers here in London. It is not like in the United Sates, where if you walk past a smoker you can just hold your breath and happily breathe fresh air after you pass them. If you tried to do this on the streets of London you would pass out. According to the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) foundation , one in five British adults smoke, compared to less than a sixth of Americans.

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What is Prawn and Why DO the English Love it So Much?

Friday, May 10, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Friday, May 10, 2013

Piyachok Thewornmat

Prawn is something I had not seen before arriving here in London. I came across it in places you would expect such as on pasta or in a stir fry or fried, but I also came across it in unexpected places such as in a salad on a sandwich and as a flavoring on crackers and chips. I wanted to see what the hullabaloo was about.

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Food Cycle

Monday, April 8, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Monday, April 8, 2013

                                         Marin

Originally I planned on writing a blog about food labels because they are quite different here in England. I found a few sites about the regulations but they were very dry and I could not imagine writing anything overly thrilling with such dry material. After becoming frustrated I began looking into foods that are banned here in the UK. While on the quest for this information I came across a fascinating company that uses “past-sell-date” foods. This immediately intrigued me so I had to read more. This is one of the most exciting aspects of researching for a blog article.

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The Melting Pot of English Cuisine

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Courtney Eaton
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee

Regent’s College has a variety of meals each day and I thought it was because they are trying to cater to the different cultures here at the school, but this is not the case. English cuisine  is similar to American cuisine in that it is a mix of different cultures. In the morning, there is a combination of a full English breakfast, French croissants and pain au chocolat (a chocolate-filled croissant), and some granola and yogurt.

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