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Friday 20 April 2012
The texture of food – the crunchiness or sliminess that Asian diners love – is often overlooked by western cooks.
Sunday 15 April 2012
Bittersweet Tautou is a blessed relief after an earful of slimy green alien
Sunday 01 April 2012
As anyone who has studied those academically certified case histories of Stone Age man, The Flintstones and Captain Caveman, will know, foraging has been going on since prehistory. Bish-bash-bosh with the club and you've got a larvely bit of woolly mammoth for tea.
Friday 23 March 2012
Police in northern Vietnam have seized five tonnes of pangolin and iguana carcasses destined to be shipped to restaurants in China.
Friday 23 March 2012
In towns and cities across Britain, diners queue up for their very own local delicacies, from the parmo to the Bedfordshire Clanger. Will Dean took to the road to get a taste of them.
Thursday 02 February 2012
Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth are two of The Royal Ballet’s most-loved classics, making a terrific double bill.
Monday 09 January 2012
Horses for courses: the question of which keyboard instruments suit which composers’ music is as pertinent now as it was when the harpsichord and fortepiano were competing for dominance in the 18 century.
Monday 26 December 2011
Statement baubles - whether chunky or dainty - are the ‘it’ accessory with the ability to make any outfit sparkle
Saturday 17 December 2011
Some may sniff about "gentrification" but nothing of Granville Arcade's old spirit has been lost
Saturday 13 August 2011
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has denied rumours of a rift between the Government and police over handling of the riots in England.
Friday 22 July 2011
Folk music is currently hotter than it's been for 40 years, but I doubt whether Mumford and Marling fans will find much to enjoy in these neatly-manicured versions of traditional songs, sung in pristine conservatoire tones and swaddled in the kind of chamber arrangements that deny their rough origins.
Friday 01 July 2011
There is an 18-hour beach party on the last day of Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival, which starts next week, in Sète, in the south of France. This year's line-up, hand-picked by Peterson, includes Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk, James Blake, Jamie xx, Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison and Laurent Garnier.
Friday 10 June 2011
Like the oxymoronic title of Jenn Ashworth's haunting second novel, its insidious and unsettling power resides in the tension created by opposites. The tenderness and delicacy of the 14-year-old girl is juxtaposed with a capacity for great brutality. Set in a northern town as claustrophobic as the relationships depicted, Cold Light unflinchingly tells the sad story of teenage friendship gone awry in the most devastating way.
Friday 03 June 2011
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more