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”
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?”
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.
I went to the Colnaghi opening. Yes, there were some consciously unusually dressed people, and a smattering of people there for the free drinks. But the art was breathtaking in its power and execution. Truly breathtaking.
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’mContinue reading “Vintage: Incredible pictures of people and places from another age”
A great animation but also a wonderful diatribe against know-it-all dinner party guests. Tim Minchin is the writer and performer. This brings to mind some of those wonderful jazz poets Giles Peterson used to play, top dressed with the acid satire of Tom Lehrer.
Our streets, townscapes and parks are what can make or break urban living. As we all become more hemmed in by the tide of intense urbanisation, beauty, especially that imparted by street art, becomes more important.