Posts by Peter Warzynski

Christmas (Mince) Pye made the 17th-century way… with meat

Mince pie, or Christmas pye, also known as December pye, was traditionally made with meat and is the distant cousin to the supermarket sweet treats we recognise today. In the 1600s, it was incredibly popular and ticks a lot of the boxes for modern-day sustainability and thrifty living. Taking us through the 400-year-old recipe, Dr […]

Halloween’s 13 healthiest monsters

Sweets and chocolate usually get a bad press – but compared to the diets of some of horror’s most recognisable creatures, which involve eating brains, blood and entrails – feasting on six Freddos suddenly becomes less problematic. But which Halloween monster has the best, or worst, eating habit? Especially for tomorrow, Loughborough University economist Dr […]

Arctic security: Can Britain be a polar power?

Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is a leading expert on International Security at Loughborough University and has contributed to the House of Commons report, On Thin Ice: UK Defence in the Arctic – published this week. Here she gives her analysis of the report and discusses the current state of security in the Arctic and the UK’s ambition to […]