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New year's resolutions: don't bother [Article]

Cassoulet. Much more suited to these climes than beansprout salad.

Happy new year! Hope you had a lovely break.

I've written something for Guardian Food about why, despite the January hangover, we should spurn new year's resolutions and their grim, depressing diets.

Click here to read.


  1. enjoyed your article very much, and can't handle people who make diet resolutions. everything in moderation for me. happy new year!

  2. Agreed. So much so that I think I'll toddle off and make a cassoulet

  3. My Spatula - And to you! Moderation is the key, although to be honest I struggle with that too.

    JCI - Good plan. Controversial stuff, though. Wars have been fought over pettier matters than the "correct" way to make cassoulet.

  4. i could NEVER make a food related resolution. actually, i think my resolution is to drink MORE red wine, eat MORE red meat and eat MORE pudding. x
    ps very nice avatar of you on the Guardian site, Ollie.

  5. Great article Oliver, I thoroughly enjoyed it. No food related resolutions here, other than to use my cook books more often, instead of just buying more.