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The Reluctant Vegetarian: Welsh Rarebit with Caramelised Leeks & Fresh Thyme, Dish of the Day

The Reluctant Vegetarian: Welsh Rarebit with Caramelised Leeks & Fresh Thyme

If you fancy a treat every now and then, then this is a recipe not to miss off the list. What’s great about this dish is that it’s super rich in flavour so I’d be surprised if you got through more than one slice (practically a diet dish!) Serve with roasted tomatoes and charred lettuce and you’ve got a full meal. For those avoiding carbs, try swapping the bread for a generous slice of beef tomato.

By | Dish of the Day | Friday, 20 February 2015 at 4:15 pm

New York Fashion Week Winter 2015: The meaty stuff, at Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne and Rodarte, Fashion

New York Fashion Week Winter 2015: The meaty stuff, at Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne and Rodarte

You sometimes get the feeling New York makes a meal out of its fashion week – a super-sized meal, in the grand American tradition. The city stages 300 shows, twice a year, in a week which crawls on for longer than Paris. Which in itself wouldn’t be a problem, only you question how much of it anyone really needs to see.

There hasn’t been much meat to get your teeth into this New York, but there’s been some gristle, the sort of stuff that catches in your gums and makes you pause mid chow-down.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Thursday, 19 February 2015 at 6:49 pm

Magical thinking now dominates our politics, Chunomics

Magical thinking now dominates our politics

UKIP, the SNP and the Greens cut through all the complexity and noise. They say quite simple things, in straightforward ways. They’re clear. They’re economical. They’re succinct – and they look like they mean it.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Thursday, 19 February 2015 at 3:48 pm

Sir Howard Davies: the full transcript, Chunomics

Sir Howard Davies: the full transcript

* Many bankers are still overpaid
* The Chancellor’s Help to Buy subsidies are not a good idea
* Banks should not be broken up
* Narrow banking (ordinary deposits all backed by ultra-safe government bond) would be “too risky”
* Higher equity buffers for banks will result in less credit for the real economy

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 12:50 pm

Rolo Tomassi Interview: “It’s comforting to know that we’ve not been treated as a novelty”, Arts

Rolo Tomassi Interview: “It’s comforting to know that we’ve not been treated as a novelty”

18th February 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of Rolo Tomassi confounding expectations, breaking rules and baffling audiences around the world. One of the UK’s most audacious, fearless, boldest and admirable alternative acts, they’re music is constantly evolving, proving just as difficult to pigeon-hole as it was a decade ago. On the cusp of releasing [...]

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 11:00 am

A baton politely passed, at Oscar de la Renta, Fashion

A baton politely passed, at Oscar de la Renta

Peter Copping wrote a heartfelt note included on every seat at his first Oscar de la Renta show on Tuesday night. That’s a fashionable thing to do, especially when you’re taking over a label: Nicolas Ghesquiere did the same a year ago, at his debut for Louis Vuitton. Of course, Copping’s circumstances were somewhat different: as he terms it, “things did not go according to plan.” Oscar de la Renta – the man – passed away before Copping had time to work alongside him.

However, Oscar de la Renta – the brand – lives on, with Copping at the helm. His autumn/winter 2015 debut was assured, if a little predictable. Then again, the latter was not just expected, but demanded.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 at 3:59 am

New York Fashion Week Winter 2015: Growing up is hard to do, at Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu, Fashion

New York Fashion Week Winter 2015: Growing up is hard to do, at Altuzarra, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu

Growing pains. How’s that for a take-away from the opening leg of the New York Fashion Week shows? On the one hand, it’s a decidedly positive thing. At least there’s fresh talent gestating here. Alexander Wang’s business was founded a decade ago this year; Altuzarra launched his first handbag, an obvious development to emerge since the designer sold a minority stake to Kering in 2013. Oh, and Jason Wu had fine jewellery (he’s done the bag stuff before), as he also bagged a major investor last year via equity firm Interluxe. He’s scouting real estate for his first Manhattan store.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 at 1:01 am

Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti on Profondo Rosso reaching the big 4-0

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece. But for Claudio Simonetti, the brains behind the film’s iconic soundtrack, it feels like it was just yesterday him and his bandmates were given just ten days to magic something up using just their guitars and harpsichord.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 16 February 2015 at 4:52 pm

Barking Blondes: Resident “house dogs”

How would you react, if, when you booked into your hotel, there was a dog waiting to welcome you at Reception?

By | The Dog Blog | Monday, 16 February 2015 at 4:48 pm

Four years of public protest produce Modi and Kejriwal as India’s leaders of change, The Foreign Desk

Four years of public protest produce Modi and Kejriwal as India’s leaders of change

The swearing in over the weekend of social activist and anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister of Delhi marks the latest stage of a dramatic country-wide rejection of the way that India is governed, which has been building up over the past four years.
This is not a single tidal wave threatening to overwhelm the [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 16 February 2015 at 3:58 pm

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