I'm a little surprised that the question presumes that there is a correct way of eating sushi.
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Tuesday 19 November 2013
Having graduated last year, Helen Burch finds that student life is a little different from the other side of the fence
Saturday 09 March 2013
You know how, in a dream, you find yourself surrounded with familiar objects, landscapes and people but also with completely unfamiliar, surreal and alarming things? That sense of walking down a street near your old school which is also, somehow, a path on the side of the Grand Canyon, populated with giant talking lemurs? The Naamyaa Café made me feel like that. It's both Western and Eastern, basic and exotic, frank and inscrutable.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Wednesday 02 May 2012
Pot Noodle, the instant noodle "dish" from Unilever, has never bothered the female market too much before. Coming in such delightful flavours such as Doner Kebab, Bombay Bad Boy and Sticky Rib, it's the snack equivalent of Zoo magazine; women wouldn't be caught dead with it. (Look, I'm not saying I've never bought one, but I think we can agree who they are targeted at).
Saturday 14 January 2012
A vision of beauty on the coast of Vietnam
Friday 13 January 2012
This week I've been eating... cold udon noodles with hot broth
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Saturday 26 February 2011
Thursday 08 July 2010
The venue: Roka. It has great Japanese food which feels light and it's just enticing enough to ensure a guest turns up.
Friday 14 May 2010
In his previous food memoir Booth put himself through a Cordon Bleu course in Paris for the self-flagellating reason that he was "a worthless fraud".
Thursday 28 January 2010
Easily the most incongruous sight in Davos this year is the proliferation of red-white-green-yellow-black-yellow-green-white-and-blue-striped bobble hats and scarves, as if a bunch of South African soccer fans had invaded the place – which in a way they have, as President Jacob Zuma himself, fresh from his recent nuptials (conducted in full Zulu regalia), leads probably the largest contingent of Africans to attend such a gathering. And there'll be plenty of talk about the World Cup. The scarves and hats were a gift from South Africa to every participant at the forum, and very welcome they are too in conditions that are slightly cooler and snowier than usual (good for skiing, they tell me).
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Sales of Indian food have been surpassed by Chinese fare in the UK, signifying that Hoisin sauce and not curry sauce is the nation’s favourite du jour.
Thursday 02 April 2009
I vividly remember my first Chinese meal. I was 14, on the sofa taking part in my father's dinner party and ate sweet and sour pork, spare ribs and egg fried rice.
Sunday 22 March 2009
Friday 06 February 2009
Hard to see how there's any justification for this Korean take on the cult spaghetti western: are we being primed for the rise of the noodle western? Some fancy setpieces here and there, and gunplay just about everywhere, but none of the principals can begin to rival the sacred trio of Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef and the other one.
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