My stomach has endured the full scope of awful foods this planet has to offer Trying adventurous food is a big part of travelling, but India, where I'm travelling through now, has more problems with [food] hygiene than anywhere else in the world. It's a cultural problem, as eating meat is a rarity in rural areas, so they treat it like a vegetable, keeping it in a cupboard. So when the occasional Westerner passes through, by the time it's pulled out, it's been in there for a few months. When travelling across poorer parts of India now, I try to survive off rice and dahl.
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Sunday 14 August 2011
The little kid from the front of dad Ian's New Boots And Panties!! is 39 now, and Happy Soup is his third attempt to become something more vital than just another Jakob Dylan.
Monday 25 July 2011
Keep your tea toasty and your soup steamy in our pick of the top containers - they're handy for hiking, perfect for picnics and fantastic for festivals.
Friday 01 July 2011
They’re a versatile kitchen tool for making anything from fruity summer smoothies to thick soups and tangy sauces when winter comes. Here are the gizmos that will get you into the mix...
Sunday 19 June 2011
Thursday 09 June 2011
In a year when we are honouring the centenaries of Terence Rattigan and Tennesee Williams, it is good that the Royal Court and the National Theatre are stealing a march on 2012 when Arnold Wesker will celebrate his 80th birthday. This August sees a major revival in the Olivier of his 1959 play, The Kitchen. First off, though, there's Dominic Cooke's electric and intensely touching revival of Chicken Soup with Barley, Wesker's 1958 drama that has the distinction of being one of the very few plays in English that offers an empathetic treatment of a communist family. We follow the Jewish Kahn clan in scenes that offer snapshots of the intertwined disintegration of an ideology and the unravelling of their human relationships.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
I've always been very clear on that," Andrew Lansley told the House. It was so untrue. He's never very clear, not about anything. He knows too much. He wants us to know he knows too much. He gives us the background, the foreground, the underground to every question.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Saturday 04 June 2011
Wednesday 13 April 2011
The wedding list is on the way out. Thank goodness, some will say. There has always been something rather dull about the litany of dinner plates (12), soup bowls (12), and champagne flutes (6), that department stores produce for marrying couples.
Thursday 07 April 2011
A kitchen porter at a £27,000-a-year public school was acquitted yesterday of trying to poison pupils by lacing their soup with cleaning fluid.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
A kitchen porter at a top public school was acquitted today of attempting to poison the pupils' soup.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
A trainee chef at a leading public school recalled her surprise yesterday at seeing a kitchen aide allegedly try and poison the pupils' carrot and coriander soup.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Saturday 02 April 2011
Wednesday 30 March 2011
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 1 Morgan Freeman on the riot-focused coverage of the Baltimore protests: 'F**k the media'
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Length of pregnancy can vary by up to five weeks, scientists discover