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Rachel Roddy’s gift recipe for dried stuffed chocolate-coated figs

76 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

The wine and beer shop I can see from our kitchen window sells biscuits and sweets, ook. Like any shop, the selection and volume varies over the year. There are great waves of stuff around carnival and Easter, followe...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pasta with sage and pistachio pesto

110 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

I was once told to slap sage between my palms before using it in cooking. Deur dit te doen, apparently, the tiny glands filled with volatile substances on the leaf’s moleskin surface burst and their scent is released. So I...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pumpkin caponata

98 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

We found a pumpkin in the swimming pool car park one day last summer. My son spotted it and, thinking it was a toy half hidden in the leaning bamboo that marks the end of the plot, ran to get it. For a moment, I thoug...

Is this a watershed moment when it comes to sewage in England’s rivers and seas?

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The groundswell of disgust over water firms dumping raw human sewage into England’s rivers and seas has grown into a roiling tsunami threatening to overwhelm the government. By their own confession, water companies sa...

Kathleen Stock’s departure shows universities can’t cope with argument

79 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

How profoundly depressing to hear that the philosopher Kathleen Stock has effectively been hounded from her chair at Sussex University by the mob. However brilliant her career in the future – and there is no doubting ...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for lemon knot biscuits

90 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

“Eccoci qua,” said the woman at the next table, as full glasses were placed on the it and, beside them, three small bowls. In front of her was another woman, who I thought might be her sister. They clinked glasses, wh ...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for autumn minestrone with anelli

87 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

While fregula is the most satisfying packet of pasta to grab from the shelf, the balls rolling and rising like a stress ball under fingers, bags of anelli (little rings) come a close second. They are also useful. Once...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for cod with tomatoes and capers

52 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

The cod was handsome, fresh and smelled like the sea: salt, iodine and cucumber. Ideaal gesproke, we would have eaten it straight away, but other plans meant we stored it carefully in the fridge, where it stayed slightly long...

In Rodrigo Duterte’s war on press freedom, Maria Ressa stands up for the truth

50 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

For the first time, a Filipino person, Maria Ressa, has been awarded the Nobel peace prize – “a win for Filipinos, for journalists, and for the global fight to uphold press freedom,” as her colleague Lian Buan puts it...

What Succession gets right about the rich

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How should a rich person be? In Succession, the HBO drama about the trials and tribulations of the ultra-wealthy Roy family and their crumbling media dynasty, the answer is, mostly, unhappy. In the first two seasons, ...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pasta al forno – baked pasta with meatballs and mozzarella

66 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Driving back after a few days by the sea, we passed a sign for a caseificio (dairy), a common sight in southern Lazio, as are buffaloes and swathes of prickly pears. This was a particularly pleasing sign, egter, wit ...

I’ve finally sold my old VW diesel – so how do I bolt when I need to now?

62 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

Last Monday, I sold my car. This had to be done. Later this month, the mayor of London will extend his low-emission zone; my old VW being a diesel, every journey was about to cost me £12.50. But as I kept telling myse...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for broad bean favata with courgettes and tomatoes

37 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

I have found them under both the counter and the fridge. Every week, I prise a flat, hard thing from the bottom of my foot, wondering what it is, and then I remember. At the end of spring, I bought a few kilos of broa...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for stuffed red pepper rolls

77 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

There was a staircase off the main bar of the Gardener’s Arms pub. It had thick, red carpet with swirls and led to the flat where the landlady, Alice Jones, our granny, lived with Grandpa, and where we stayed when we ...

Pandemic mutual aid has shown us an altogether different way of doing politics

54 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

When Slung Low theatre in Leeds closed during the first lockdown in March last year, its five core staff decided to stay put. The publicly funded theatre had cash and a van, so the staff leafleted the theatre’s neighb...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for mountain-style bean, prosciutto and pasta soup

39 Uitsigte0 Opmerkings

It feels like a tropical greenhouse, or that moment when you get off a plane in a hot country and the warm air clamps itself to your skin and promises not to let go until you go home two weeks later. The smell is a mi...