Daily Archives: July 19, 2009

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A week for heroes and dictators

CALL ME DUMB, but I really cannot understand why everyone has got their knickers in a twist about the prices of bread and milk. The most hysterical campaigner against the high prices of bread and milk has been the commerce minister Antonis Paschalides, who seems to have an unhealthy fixation with these products.

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Meet the pressure cookers

IF FOOD is the new rock ‘n’ roll, then chefs are its gods. This is the new mythology currently being ‘fed’ to us by TV reality shows in which chefs are shown as swaggering, swearing bad boys, who carry sharp knives and play with fire for 12-18 hours a day in pure alpha male environments.

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Grape disease blights vines in Paphos

GRAPES in Paphos have been hit by an outbreak of Peronosporos disease, a rapidly spreading type of mildew that has caused widespread damage to mainly white grapes in the Laona villages of Kathikas, Arodes, Droushia and Ineia.

“We can’t do anything to fix this situation as the disease is caused by humidity and rain,” said local wine producer Yiannis Kyriakides of Vasilikon winery.

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Sex cruises return to Napa

Debauched acts filmed on Napa party boat

SCANDINAVIAN tour operators have been scrambling to distance themselves from a notorious Ayia Napa booze cruise after a top-selling Norwegian newspaper yesterday published a series of shocking lewd photographs.

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Are they telling me porkies about my rinds?

I’d really like to know what is happening to all the pork rind in Cyprus. Every butcher I have asked why I can’t find pork with the rind left intact tells me the same story; it’s removed at the slaughterhouse and is supposed to be due to some EU regulation. I’m somewhat surprised to hear this and googling the topic has failed to shed any light on it.

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