:: Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook by DJ BBQ is published by Quadrille, priced £15. Photography David Loftus. LOVE music? Love barbecuing? Then you might have heard of 'king of the grill' Christian Stevenson, aka DJ BBQ. The former telly presenter-turned chef and foodie YouTuber has more than 175K subscribers and stars on Jamie Oliver's Foodtube channel, so he must be grilling something right. His new cookbook is Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook. :: Who will love it? People who think that during summer, food should solely be cooked outside, over hot coals. Also, anyone who can handle a couple of veg skewers and a few sausages on the barbecue, but wants to start upping their grill game with smoking, straight-on-the-coal cooking and experimenting with low and slow roasting on the barbie. :: What is it trying to get us cooking? What's immediately obvious is that this isn't just a book for meat eaters. Sure, you've got your marinated chicken wings, tender pulled pork and beef … [Read more...] about Cookbook review: Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook by DJ BBQ
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GOOD news, God of War fans – a new game from the franchise is here, and it's a console exclusive. And the game's creators revealed it's longer than the other franchise entries so far. Here's everything we know... God of War 2018 – what's the game about? God of War is an acclaimed hack-and-slash video game franchise from Sony's Santa Monica Studio. The 2018 entry to the series is simply called God of War, and lands as the eighth instalment overall. It's a direct sequel to 2010's God of War III, and is generally seen as a soft reboot for the franchise. What's exciting about God of War 4 is that it moves on from its traditional Greek mythology into a new Norse setting. Series protagonist Kratos is staying on as the protagonist, although he's also got a son called Atreus in this game too. The game picks up years after Kratos sought his revenge against the Olympian gods. Kratos now lives in a savage land inhabited by Norse gods, and is attempting to teach his son how to survive … [Read more...] about God of War PS4 release date is TODAY – review, latest news and is it available on Xbox One?
FORMER West Berkshire resident Lucy Pearson won The Book Blogger prize at The London Book Fair last week after travelling from Sydney, Australia, to attend the ceremony. Although she now lives overseas, her family still live in Midgham. Her blog, The Literary Edit, features various reviews for different books she has read and bookstores she has visited around the world – as well as a journal detailing her travels and life as an expat. Representatives of the fair praised her work, saying: “The judges really loved the wonderful aesthetic of this blog. “It inscribes the book into day-to-day life. “Her professionalism shone through with her fresh enthusiastic approach, that seeps through to all her other channels.” The London Book Fair took place last week at London Olympia. It awarded those who contribute to the book industry through social media, on mediums such as YouTube, Instagram and blogging. After winning her award, Miss Pearson was interviewed by … [Read more...] about Top award for book blogger Lucy Pearson
K E Y P O I N T S This is Apple’s 6th Generation iPad and has a 9.7-inch display, Touch ID and now, the ability to recognise Apple Pencil - the company’s high-end stylus. Apple has pushed this as a tablet designed specifically for education but honestly, this is the new iPad. Period. The biggest changes here are the faster processor and the addition of Apple Pencil support, both of which are long overdue. That’s it though, Apple doesn’t really have much competition which is a shame because it knows it can beat the current competitors by doing the bare minimum. The new, processor is brilliant, allowing you to run multiple apps side-by-side without any lag and run the latest games and augmented reality apps. Apple Pencil support is great. You simply plug it in and it subsequently auto-connects every time you unlock the tablet. It’s incredibly accurate making it perfect for handwritten notes or drawing. The iPad is £319 which, … [Read more...] about Apple iPad (2018) Review: This Will Be The Best Tablet For Pretty Much Everyone
PewdiePie has started a book club. Once a month, the YouTuber sits in his box room studio, bathed in soft pink light, and critiques a set of texts for his audience. The choices so far have tended towards sci-fi – I Am Legend, Brave New World – but also included The Picture of Dorian Gray and American Psycho. “For me to discover how much joy you can get through reading”, the 28-year-old Swede said, “It’s been so much fun.” This month, he wants his viewers to join him in ploughing through Moby Dick. A readalong of Herman Melville’s opus is unlikely to generate the same interaction as more common YouTuber fare like playing a violent prank or dissing a rival. That said, the first PewdiePie “Book Review” has still been watched 3.5m times. Right-thinking individuals may have struggled to engage young people with classic literature for decades. Felix Kjellberg just turns up and does it from his closet. Those kind of viewing figures … [Read more...] about What’s up PewdiePie? The troubling content of YouTube’s biggest star