Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dahl and oxtail stew

Last Friday I made a big pot of dahl (red lentils) for when my uni friends visit next weekend. My secret ingredients are chipotle chilli (smoky and hot) and pulverised Indian pickle (hot, salty and tangy). Yesterday I made oxtail … Continue reading

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Thai curry

I’ve found it hard to accurately recreate the food we learned how to cook at the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, mainly because it’s difficult and expensive to get hold of galangal, holy basil and the right types of aubergine. … Continue reading

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The Swan

Part of the Carnival of the Animals suite, The Swan is just beautiful. I’ve been listening to the whole album: I only discovered Saint-Saens after wondering who wrote the theme for the vile Mr Tourette from Modern Toss. Mr Tourette … Continue reading

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I’ve finally finished reading Shantaram, on my third attempt to read it to the end! The Good I really enjoyed the travelogue aspect of it which took me back to India. I loved the parts set in the slum. He’s … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read in 2011

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Books read in 2010

The Boy With The Topknot by Sathnam Sanghera Sathnam talking about it on Radio 4’s Bookclub The Rotter’s Club & The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

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