Officially Autumn, though the weather is holding out - it’s sunny and brisk today, and I spent Saturday in the park. On Sunday I accepted the cold and baked a few cakes - a carrot and honey cake from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s recipe, and a banana loaf from Nigella.
- It was my birthday earlier this month, everyone was so thoughtful and selfless. A few of my friends gave me an original artwork by illustrator Faye Moorhouse, whose sloppy animals and ugly people are perfect.
- I was also given a copy of The Flavour Thesaurus, a beautifully designed and wonderfully written book, that details combinations of 99 common kitchen ingredients.
- I had a caterpillar cake on my birthday - it had to be done - but for the past month I’ve had Ruby Tandoh’s pear, blackberry, and coconut cake recipe sat on my browser tabs, a few days back I finally went and made it, and it was absolutely delicious, so I’ll be making it again soon.
- I heard about the Moss Cider Project today from Natalie Bradbury. Based in Moss Side, Manchester, I'll be taking some apples along soon.
- If animals are going to be killed and eaten, then it’s only right that the entire animal is used. Michael Köhle and Christoph Hauser opened a restaurant in Berlin that uses every bit of every ingredient.
- Charles Traub’s Lunchtime photographs look like a good place to start building up a 70s inspired wardrobe.
- And if you need a photo taking of your cat, turn to Larry Johnson
The idea is not to come up from London and tell everyone in the North how to do it. This year is not about saying:.
This a defining show for the whole of the North of England— not at all. It is just about trying to draw together as many people as possible to show off some of the strengths across the whole of the contemporary arts scene
September is well under way and there’s a distinct chill in the air. It’s never easy to say goodbye to summer but there’s something about the crisp, low-lit evenings and flame-coloured leaves that accompany the arrival of autumn that is undeniably thrilling. This prevailing mood is perfectly captured in a beguiling series of images by Canadian photographer Marianna Rothen.
The Wild Goose: A Collection of Ocean Waifs was a weekly edition—handwritten on foolscap donated by the onboard priest, and read aloud to passengers of the convict ship Hougoumont every Sunday. Reaching a landmark seven issues, The Wild Goose could be called Australia’s first zine.