en papillote. Later, holding up a clove of garlic, he asks: “Is this a clove or a bulb?” However, what Bowles lacks in culinary knowhow he makes up for in a chateau-worthy collection of vintage crockery, over which I defy any reader of Hamish at Home not to swoon.learn to make it at home, courtesy of Vogue. Or you can teach yourself to pickle cucumbers or to bake panettone perdu. Just whatever you do, don’t make banana bread. That is so last week, sweetie. … [Read more...] about French dressing: how cooking became the new couture
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There are some people who find billionaires with big rockets very inspirational. Axios’s space reporter, for example, opined: “If SpaceX can pull it off, its first crewed flight … will mark a beacon of hope in an otherwise dark time for the world.” Hope for whom, I want to know? The World Bank estimates that between 40 and 60 million people will fall into extreme poverty (earning less than $1.90 a day) in 2020, thanks to Covid-19. What hope, exactly, does a rocket blasting into space provide when you can’t put food on your plate? … [Read more...] about Of course billionaires like Elon Musk love outer space. The Earth is too small for their egos
When was the last time you paid for something that cost over a fiver with cash? If you’re anything like Maureen Ridgeway from Suffolk, you probably can’t remember. She regularly goes for weeks at a time without spending any cash at all. The 70-year-old former school secretary has become an unlikely poster girl for mobile payments technology. … [Read more...] about Cash has its chips as we all go mobile or ‘contactless’
Picture this: you travel to the stadium, running a little late after having to wait until there were fewer than 12 people in front of you before you could get on a bus. Rushing in, you have your temperature taken by stadium security before meeting up with your friends, or at least waving to each other from a few seats away while you keep your distance from each other. … [Read more...] about Queues, temperature checks, no high-fives: will NRL fans go to the game amid Covid-19?
On the Rue Campagne Première, he scored and played pinball in the local cafes, and finally left for New York in 1956, expecting fame and fortune in Greenwich Village. What he found instead were draconian drug laws that ensured that all his energy would be devoted to scoring, fixing and evading arrest. He had a new young wife, Lyn Hicks from (literally) Hicksville. Within months she was a heroin addict, pregnant with their first child, and at his behest prostituting herself in Las Vegas to alcoholic gamblers to support both their habits. Chaos and desperation became familiar bedfellows. Shocked friends who had loved him and stood in awe of him now began to dread his appearance and hate his habit, his incredible energy replaced by constant need. … [Read more...] about Mean streets