I am fascinated by a person’s roots. I don’t believe they are set in stone. In Argentina especially, everything is fluid. The country is only 200 years old, so things that you think of as old often aren’t. This dish is, though. To me, it’s as symbolic or representative of Argentinian cuisine as it gets. It could be the most important of them all … a real pre-Columbian, European dish, that was brought to Argentina by immigrants from Piedmont in Italy that has evolved through the decades. I like dishes that have moved as much as I have. … [Read more...] about A recipe for vitel toné: rump steak with tuna and anchovy sauce
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The traffic closure would, they wrote, make Paris “more beautiful, more warm, more modern, more green and more human”, and described the use of the riverside autoroutes as “anachronistic … The idea of building a motorway right in the heart of the city might have seemed a good one in the 60s … but as is often the case, yesterday’s solutions are today’s problems.” … [Read more...] about Paris divided: two-mile highway by Seine goes car-free for six months
"I didn't hate her because hatred is very close to love and takes a lot of emotion and I don't have that time for her. She was like an insect, a mosquito that wouldn't go away," she said harshly. … [Read more...] about Fearne Cotton’s clash with ‘difficult’ Simon Cowell over Dannii Minogue ‘leg fondle’
It is a shame because Julie Tsang’s script is full of ideas, blending the prosaic realism of a broken washing machine with flecks of east Asian culture and talk of enchanted trees and mythic beings. But even this magical realist element feels disconnected and increasingly hammy. … [Read more...] about Fix review – the plumber, the witch and the washing machine
For all the poetic power of the staging, it’s the singing we’ve come for – and there’s not a missed note all night. Schönberg’s soaring score sweeps the audience away. Jon Robyns mesmerises as Valjean, the ex-prisoner who cannot outrun his fate. His voice has great depth, strength and tenderness. When Valjean sits among the barricades and sings that most delicate of songs, Bring Him Home, the theatre holds its breath. … [Read more...] about Les Misérables review – just hear these people sing!