Food critic Terry Durack has expressed his horror at a return to Victoria workhouse-style diets. He sees the trend as a return to an inglorious culinary past. Durack’s comment comes on news that the Manual of Workhouse Cookery will be published next month for the first time in more than 100 years. The Independent on Sunday reports renewed interest in workhouse cooking as part of a wider trend for people to cut back on their food bills in the credit crunch. The Independent on Sunday 21/09/08 page 23