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Becca Day-Preston is a freelance writer, sometime blogger and full-time feminist. She is currently writing a dissertation on virginity in teen movie adaptations of classic texts. Currently working in TV, Becca has been featured on XOJane UK, and is a contributor to The Awesome Women of Twitter.

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MasterChef roundup: The final three do battle, Arts

MasterChef roundup: The final three do battle

After last week’s semi-finals saw Saira sent home, this week’s triple-decker final has really seen Natalie, Dale and Larkin put through their paces.

By | Arts | Friday, 3 May 2013 at 5:35 pm

MasterChef roundup: A mango failure and a triumphant truffle cake, Arts

MasterChef roundup: A mango failure and a triumphant truffle cake

Last week’s confusing knock-out round launched us headlong into the semi-finals, which was a bit of a shock to the system after five long weeks of heats. Suddenly, there were only four hopeful amateurs in the MasterChef kitchen, leaving nowhere for iffy cooking to hide.

By | Arts, Notebook | Sunday, 28 April 2013 at 7:01 pm

MasterChef roundup: fish pie for 75 and a very sad stack of pancakes indeed, Arts

MasterChef roundup: fish pie for 75 and a very sad stack of pancakes indeed

Friday’s quarter final saw the previously gifted Graeme and lucky Barry fall apart at the seams, serving up some seriously sub-standard fare to previous MasterChef winners.

By | Arts | Friday, 19 April 2013 at 12:34 pm

MasterChef roundup: Jam on a scallop, anyone?, Arts

MasterChef roundup: Jam on a scallop, anyone?

Last week saw Larkin, Tess and Shivi survive their quarter final on the merits of their food’s deliciousness. Larkin impressed with a curry and chips, which has to be a MasterChef first, and Dave (who was sent home) served up a chocolate mousse that rather too closely resembled a dog turd.

By | Arts | Friday, 12 April 2013 at 12:44 pm

MasterChef: Pheasants, blackberries and we finally learned what samphire looks like!, Arts

MasterChef: Pheasants, blackberries and we finally learned what samphire looks like!

Last Friday’s quarter final saw experimental Toby fail to impress with his ‘spherical’ crème brulee, and Jill was sent home by virtue of a lacklustre duck, while Farhana and Sophie did well to impress past winners Dhruv, Shelina and Tim, and progressed on to the semi-finals.

By | Arts | Friday, 5 April 2013 at 1:13 pm

MasterChef roundup: Meatballs, salmon balls and a lot of chilli powder, Arts

MasterChef roundup: Meatballs, salmon balls and a lot of chilli powder

Last week saw three chefs survive the heats to compete in Friday’s quarter final, with Oliver and Rukmini beating back Claire’s mediocre tuile biscuits to ensure that they went through to the semi-final. And this week, 10 more hopefuls arrived to join them in the later stages of MasterChef’s labyrinthine competition.

By | Arts | Friday, 29 March 2013 at 7:27 pm

MasterChef roundup: Failed potato pancake and roast rice, Arts

MasterChef roundup: Failed potato pancake and roast rice

This week saw another 10 Masterchef hopefuls try their hand at impressing Greg and John and at the end of it only three were left standing.

By | Arts | Friday, 22 March 2013 at 12:30 pm

‘Girls’ season 2 finale: Don’t call it a happy ending, Arts

‘Girls’ season 2 finale: Don’t call it a happy ending

A man kicks a door down, scoops up the woman he loves and holds her tight. The woman, previously distressed, visibly relaxes and kisses him. Fade to black. While it has some of the hallmarks of a romcom, you’d be a fool to call the finale of HBO’s Girls a happy ending.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 3:03 pm

Don’t Touch Me: Is spiky fashion a sartorial defence mechanism?, Notebook

Don’t Touch Me: Is spiky fashion a sartorial defence mechanism?

The idea of a hard edge to feminine fashion is nothing new. But this is different.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 11:42 am

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