Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

What links Richie Havens at Friday 5pm and Jimi Hendrix at Monday 9am? The Weekend quiz

The questions 1 What is inscribed with three versions of a decree issued at Memphis in 196BC?2 What is measured by the Gini coefficient?3 Which London football club now has “London” on its crest?4 The roofless...

Home, Leeds: ‘One holds food this ambitious to a higher standard’ – restaurant review...

Can any restaurant called Home be good enough? When I go home – I mean primal, family home-home – there’s a way of doing things. It includes watching Frasier in my underpants, a...

The evolution of the selfie: how our much-mocked photos have matured

Few 21st-century trends have been as thoroughly maligned as the selfie, the digital self-portrait snapped at arm’s length on a smartphone. But since around 2013, when the word received the seal of approval...

Ashley Williams: the 1990s fangirl ripping up the fashion rulebook

The kitsch cult of British womenswear designer Ashley Williams began with the big bag – the teddy bear bag. So far, so Brideshead’s Sebastian. However, since her debut show in 2013, Williams –...

Wine: if you’re after a bargain, look to Romania

Brows are furrowed among European winemakers and their UK customers: the slump in sterling has already hit the cost of our wine imports, and the disastrous 2107 harvest – yields are down by...

The ridiculous rise of luxury advent calendars – from £500 beauty boxes to pork...

At some point in the 90s, my mother softened, coming to the belated realisation that we had suffered enough through various homemade advent calendars (one based on the picture board from the TV show...

You’re gorge-ous: which is Britain’s best supermarket mature cheddar?

Whenever you eat a chunk of tasteless cheddar, take a moment to curse the man responsible: Hitler. Subjecting us to decades of cheerless cheese may not have been his primary goal, but, 72...

Kitchen gadgets review: the Donut Mug – an unsettling setting for a brew

What? The Donut Mug (£16.99, Firebox.com). Clay-fired vessel, shaped as punctured ring torus and decoratively glazed, with handle. Imitates doughnut. Why? Someone finally pitched Cruller Intentions, starring Reese, with a spoon. Well? I never met a doughnut I...

The cult of natural wine – 'this is like punk or acid house'

Steve Nuttall is trying to mess with my head. The 35-year-old wine expert at boho Leeds bar-restaurant the Reliance has arranged a natural wine tasting as a primer for the Guardian, and things...

Delia Smith sticks the knife into 'poncey, chefy' restaurants

Delia Smith has spent her career bringing simple cooking into the homes of millions of Britons, once famously instructing people on the best way to boil an egg. So it’s perhaps not surprising...

Vegan Advise

Fifth of UK workers consider 'bit on the side'

Around a fifth of UK employees are considering setting up their own business outside their usual day job, according to a report. ...