What’s in a recipe?

Ingredients, perhaps a dash of technique too, possibly even a sprinkle of inspiration or artistry? Yes, it’s all these and more. Each of the constituents tells a story, and it’s all the stories which together ‘make’ the recipe, adding flavour and richness to what you experience when you taste it. I cook when I’m stressedContinue reading “What’s in a recipe?”

We all need nourishment

The world’s gone mad. Everyone wants a piece of you, and you have little left to give. You feel like you’re holding everything, but that if you let go no one will be bothered enough to catch anything. Some days you wish you won an Oscar for the amazing acting job you’re doing, every minuteContinue reading “We all need nourishment”

Happiness

Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece. We live in a society where the focus on well being and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system – where what we buy is, we are told, what definesContinue reading “Happiness”

Jus Soli

London is a rich tapestry, of places, people, mixed birthrights, and diverse viewpoints.   It’s what I love about this city. Jus soli (English: /dʒʌs ˈsoʊlaɪ/; Latin pronunciation: [juːs ˈsɔ.liː]), meaning “right of the soil“, commonly referred to as birthright citizenship, is the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship. Part of the ‘People of Pimlico’ project, funded by Bloomberg asContinue reading “Jus Soli”

Poverty Wears a Young Female Face

Up to the mid 1990s, the advanced economies largely succeeded in delivering the promise of growing prosperity for the majority of their citizens.   Prosperity was built on post-colonial systems exploitation of resources … and by and large the sharing of that prosperity was anything buy equitable for those outside the advanced economies.   The peopleContinue reading “Poverty Wears a Young Female Face”