Barely Edible was started as an antidote to the middle class ‘food porn’ programmes on television. Tired of seeing Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nigella Lawson spunk the average persons food budget for the week on one meal, I thought it was time for a dose of reality. Britain’s cuisine has supposedly improved immeasurably since the 70’s but, lurking behind the ‘Finest’ and ‘Taste the Difference’ ranges in our supermarkets are some true culinary horrors. We want to highlight the supermarkets who market poor quality, nutritionally dubious, crappy food to those on low incomes to make a quick quid.
With my rant out of the way, I have to say that I’m fascinated and intrigued by the worst the supermarkets have to offer. As a food lover, I want to experience as many taste sensations as possible. From frozen Donner Kebabs to fusion food like Chicken Tikka Lasagne, to microwaveable Chips in curry sauce, Barely Edible aims to bring you the food reviews you just don’t get from AA Gill or The Observer’s colour supplement, for your reading pleasure.