Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The fine art of saying sorry

On 20 November the American journalist and writer Dana Schwartz launched a new website. It was called the Celebrity Perv Apology Generator, and it did exactly what it said. At the click of...

Ho ho hold back … why you should go easy on the festive cheer...

Can you imagine a Dry December? The very thought of getting through the grim, grey days, manic bouts of shopping and emotional overload of the festive holidays without a drop of alcohol is...

Mince pies taste test: seasonal sensation or festive flop?

There is a Premier Foods factory in Barnsley that, in the runup to Christmas, fires out 2.3m mince pies a day. That’s 180m each season. A staggering figure, yet it accounts for less...

Dunking sweet and salty osmania biscuits in Hyderabad, India

In front of the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, is an ordinary-looking bakery selling cakes, bread and biscuits. It’s easy to miss: all around is the bustling Laad Bazaar, with locals selling everything from...

Matt Moran's Thai-style fish curry recipe

A good curry is as much a part of many people’s repertoire as meat and three veg, and it’s all the better when made with a homemade curry paste. If I have time, I...

'Older people have pulled up the ladder': inside England's oldest and youngest towns

‘Baby boomers have built an empire and empires need protecting,” says Reuben Young, a millennial who runs the pressure group PricedOut. “When younger people say, ‘We want our own house, we want to...

A cunning plan: Yotam Ottolenghi’s main course recipes for a Christmas party

Feeding a crowd is fun, but it requires a fair bit of organisation. Three practical tips, then. First, plan and prepare as much as you can in advance: marinate meat, make sauces and...

Bryan Singer joins Kevin Spacey and the rest of sleazy Hollywood’s usual suspects

Round up the usual suspects, the public cried, as Hollywood promised to clean all the sexual harassers, bullies and general examples of toxic masculinity out of its closet. This turned out to be...

High-street heroes: 10 of the best supermarket wine bargains for Christmas 2017

£21, Booths Like it or not, it looks as if we’re going to have to get used to drinking English bubbly, because we probably won’t be able to get our hands...

'Coffee is the new racket': how mafia are brewing up trouble

Less than a month after the death of Sicily’s most notorious mafia boss, his daughter is attempting to trade on his infamy with a range of espresso products bearing his name. Days after Salvatore...

Vegan Advise

Headhunting queen Hall to abdicate role

The headhunter behind some of the most prominent appointments in British boardrooms for two decades is to step down, 18 months after selling...