A pop-up version of Heston Blumenthal’s the Fat Duck restaurant opened on Tuesday evening, while the real version in Bray, England, is undergoing a makeover. Not since the Embassy Taxi Cafe in West Melbourne received a makeover back in 1998 has such a big culinary occasion hit the city. In the same way I assumed to never see Topshop grace Australian shores, not in my wildest dreams did I think that anything other than a pricey flight to the UK would lead to an opportunity to eat at this foodie holy grail. Not that shuffling through Crown Casino, avoiding the pokies and cash machines that dot the joint like wild mushrooms, offers quite the same adventure as driving into a small English country town and fine dining in a gorgeous heritage building. The ballot system used to gain entry takes the very now “we don’t take bookings” trend to the next level. At Heston’s, unless you won the lucky dip you simply have no chance to go at all. Game over. I understand … [Read more...] about Heston’s Fat Duck: at $525 per head does it really qualify as a ‘pop-up’ restaurant
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The day I meet them, Warpaint are in London. The next day it's Manchester. Then there's an appearance in Mexico City, and a festival in Tennessee, after which they will bounce through Louisville, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and New York. Then comes Glastonbury, followed by outdoor events in Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Poland (more of which in a moment), and more. When the band toured the world to promote their first album, The Fool, the work spread itself over a mind-boggling two and a half years, and their brutal schedule took its inevitable toll. Now, guitarist, singer and multi-instrumentalist Theresa Wayman makes a point of finding yoga classes in whichever city she finds herself. Drummer Stella Mozgawa talks about the imperative to be "really respectful of each other. Take your space, and do what you need to do. If you need to go for a run or watch a movie and be alone in the dark, you have to do that." The day I spend with them … [Read more...] about Warpaint, Cate Le Bon, St Vincent and why rock’s future is female
Valentine's Day is upon us, and while we're sure you show them more than enough attention on the other 364 days of the year, who doesn't love a present purely for being someone's favourite person? But even if you know your other half inside out, tracking down that perfect gift can still be tricky business. After all, it's hard to get them the thing they never knew they wanted, without actually knowing what that thing is. Whether it's your first February 14th together, or your fifteenth, we've picked out some of our favourite items right now for all budgets. If you've not been dating long, or aren't planning on getting each other expensive presents, then we've found some of the most on point items this 2019 for under £15 perfect for last minute lovers. If your budget is a little bit bigger, we've also tracked down some slightly more fancy options for those spending under £50 or over £50. Under £15 Sennheiser Headphones, £14.99 Where classic design meets … [Read more...] about Best Valentine’s Day 2019 gifts for him from personalised gifts, Adidas and more
Fridges across Europe and the U.S. are filled with almond drinks, oat milk and plant-based meat substitutes. So where's the imitation cheese? Until it starts to taste more like the real thing, it's likely to stay out of the kitchen. The global vegan cheese market was worth $1.9 billion last year, according to Future Market Insights. That's just a tiny fraction of the dairy-alternatives industry and the $121 billion in real cheese. Much of it is mozzarella or cheddar-used in cooking where the taste and feel can be disguised, rather than enjoyed on its own or accompanied by a nice chardonnay. A new breed of entrepreneurs is trying to change that by ridding fake cheese of its rubbery reputation and getting in on the boom in plant-based burgers, milk, yogurt and ice cream. One of them is New Roots, headquartered at the foot of the Swiss Alps-the home of fondue and raclette. Founded only four years ago, the 15-employee company now supplies some 80 tons of imitation camembert, cream cheese … [Read more...] about Vegan cheese waits for its big moment. These companies want to make it happen.
As the trial proceeds, Peter is beginning to look more and more haggard while Indrani by contrast is blossoming.Rediff.com Shyamvar Pinturam Rai had studied up till Class 10 in his tiny Danwa village school, nearly 170 km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, before he came to Mumbai. But Friday, November 17, it was discovered, at the Sheena Bora murder trial, that Indrani and Peter Mukerjea's former driver might not be much more than an angutha chaap (an illiterate who uses a thumb print to sign his name). Ten odd years of education seemed to have not taught him the difference between his angutha (thumb) and his ungli (finger), the court learned. Or else a few decades in Mumbai have taught him too much, in its School of Street Smarts. Friday's hearing at CBI Special Judge Jayendra Chandrasen Jagdale's Courtroom 51, south Mumbai, like Wednesday, once again dwelled on Rai's dodgy right thumb. This was the thumb that had been bitten by victim Sheena Bora when the driver was allegedly helping … [Read more...] about Sheena Bora Trial: Indrani’s eyes sparkled…
Norwich hosted an official Pukki Party in Helsinki after Finland qualified for Euro 2020 on Friday - featuring t-shirts, cocktails and a pop-up shop! Canaries striker Teemu Pukki netted twice as Finland beat Liechtenstein 3-0 to reach their first major tournament in their 108-year history.The Premier League club helped the nation celebrate in the Finnish capital - hosting the event at the Apollo Live Club - featuring 'No Pukki, No Party' t-shirts, themed cocktails as well as a pop-up shop in Helsinki's city centre. Euro Qualifiers: Pukki fires Finland to first finalsNorwich's Klose back before end of season Something is happening... Not sure what it is 😂 pic.twitter.com/NOjD2OgOhL— Finnish Canaries (@finnishcanaries) November 15, 2019 Pukki's double brought his goal tally to nine in Euro 2020 qualification and sealed Finland's passage as runners-up in Group J, sparking wild scenes and a pitch invasion at a … [Read more...] about Norwich host Pukki Party in Helsinki after Finland qualify for Euro 2020