Say No! to Jamie Oliver’s SodaStream Promotions


Jamie Oliver’s Unfortunate Decision to Link Himself to SodaStream Are you a Jamie Oliver fan? I used to be. Although I don’t own any of his cookbooks, I have purchased them for my brother in the past and my mother is also a fan. And admittedly, Oliver has supported many worthy causes, including emphasizing healthy…

Classic Palestinian Cuisine


Cookbook Review Classic Palestinian Cuisine by Christiane Dabdoub Nasser Classic Palestinian Cuisine is unique as far as cookbooks go, for it features wholly Palestinian recipes, from a Palestinian writer. What I often found annoying is picking up a book of Middle Eastern cooking and finding no reference to Palestine or specifically Palestinian cuisine. Is this…

Thoughts on South African Apartheid & SodaStream


I was a teenager living in small Ontario town when Apartheid ended in South Africa. I remember watching the news and witnessing Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. It was a once in a lifetime event and had a great impact on me. I had heard about artists and writers boycotting South Africa, about businesses removing…

How Accurate Labelling Effects Purchase Decisions


“Would you buy products that you know are coming from Israeli settlements? Many would not.” – Finnish Development Minister Heidi Hautala talking on her blog about the passing legislation to require illegal settlement products be labelled as such. [2012] SodaStream is aware of this fact as well, which is why products for its European market…