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Blood, sweetbreads and jeers (Daily Telegraph)

Where Bourdain's prose was like someone pirouetting around an abbatoir with a chainsaw, Buford is more measured, offering the inquisitive view of a middle aged ingenu. In the end it gives us a better picture of how a great restaurant kitchen really feels.

By | 2018-08-28T16:43:26+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Dog days in Roman’s empire (Daily Telegraph)

The blurb would have us believe that as Benedict Allen and his team of huskies plunge over a precipice, the author asks himself: 'why do explorers put themselves in such dangerous situations? And – once the worst possible situation occurs – how do they find the resources to survive?’

By | 2018-03-07T14:28:50+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Books, Nature, Travel|0 Comments

Way out west (Sight & Sound)

Trollywood, as the area has inevitably become known, is not a popular name with the industry’s pioneers. Moodysson, whose Show me Love, Together and Lilya 4-ever were all made here, hates the term and clearly sees Trollhättan as the antithesis of everything Hollywood represents.

By | 2017-09-26T18:02:56+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Culture, Foreign reportage|0 Comments