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 (if […]Read More 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 a […]Read More Everyday and ordinary
Athena Kugblenu. Where do I start? Comedian, yes. Writer, yes. Broadcaster for BBC Radio 4s Loose Ends, yes. But Athena is also a friend, and a wonderful soul. During lockdown Athena adapated her plantain lunch idea to take in conversations which became podcasts – instead of cooking and chatting together, we just chatted across the […]Read More 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 stressed […]Read More 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.Read More Producing culture
The failure to understand the values, motivations and desires of Millennials is dangerous at best, stupid at worst.Read More Millennials, Elections, and Change
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.Read More What’s in a ‘Brand’?
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.Read More FRIEZE London
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.Read More Loire Chateaux
This collection is from various sources but is united by the overarching theme, Vintage London. The images here range in time from the start of the 1920s to 1945. Looking back at cityscapes reminds us how human in scale our cities once were. The clothes, well, that’s a matter of opinion . . . I’m […]Read More Vintage: Incredible pictures of people and places from another age