With Natacha Atlas on the cusp of releasing a new EP, The Inner and The Outer, the latest podcast in the series Telling It Like It Is presents a conversation with Atlas and long-term collaborator Samy Bishai.
Eggy bread, or French Toast, is a comfort food par excellence! There’s a reason why pretty much every food culture has a version of this satisfying breakfast/brunch dish. My taste memory includes three types of eggy bread – sweet, savoury and spicy – and we knew it as French Toast (if sweet), Eggy Bread (ifContinue reading “Masala Eggy Bread”
We’re encouraged to think of the everyday and ordinary as somehow sub standard, or unremarkable. That perception is very wrong. Context is everything, like so much in life. 2020 has certainly been a strange year, and for obvious reasons. And now, the weather is also about to turn. Don’t be surprised that you feel aContinue reading “Everyday and ordinary”
Athena Kugblenu. Where do I start? She’s worked with Nish Kumar, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard and more, she writes 24/7 for EVERYONE, she guest presents BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, she’s running a very successful blog, she won the Felix Dexter Bursary for up and coming comedy writers, and she’s juggling all this while beingContinue reading “Athena Kugblenu”
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?”
Working with cultural organisations and institutions, universities, academics and the wider landscape of cultural producers in the performing arts is exciting and demanding. Find out a little about what’s involved.
The failure to understand the values, motivations and desires of Millennials is dangerous at best, stupid at worst.
A quick look at what ‘branding’ is. Here’s a clue, think beyond a logo, it’s much more than that if you’re going to do it properly.
Frieze usually makes my blood run cold. Over-privileged liggers braying loudly at gallery openings; hideous fashion faux pas masquerading as an acceptable ‘artiness’ … Meanwhile the actual art tends to be forgotten.
The chateaux of France’s Loire region are legendary. The images below were taken on a recent trip there where I explored the architecture, food and culture of the region.