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Question of the Week: Do you think there is a difference between junk food and fast food?

Is pizza junk or fast food? Is convenient food, junk food?

To me the main difference between junk and fast food is that junk food tends to offer little nutritional value, whereas fast food though it also takes little time to prepare but may not necessarily be “bad” really.

These days however, fast food is definitely something most people will associate with McDonalds, to show the service they offer compared to a restaurant where meals take longer to prepare.

Junk food often refers to the food itself and its value rather than the model of production – it’s typically quite processed.

It also depends on your own definition of “fast food”, to some whizzing up a salad, stirfry or sandwich may be deemed as fast food but too often than not the words suggest “takeaway”.

Here’s what people thought about it on Twitter:

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(Image via Wikimedia Commons/Ehsanislav)


On the grapevine: Jette Virdi’s Long Table Suppers

Food stylist and home economist, Jette Virdi, has come up with a rather intriguing idea to host Long Table Suppers, with the aim of giving back to the community.

Taking place on the 4th December in Rathmines in Dublin, the first part of the series will see a gathering of food lovers “to create a place where you can be inspired, create and connect over food and use that power of being together to help and give back to the community”.

Starting at 7pm, guests will enjoy welcome drinks,  four seasonal courses, and according to Jette, plenty of surprises and live music.



You can buy tickets on eventbrite here or from The Mart in Rathmines. If you’ve any questions about the event, feel free to ask the organisers on the event page!

(Images via Jette on Twitter)