By the time TV came along as a major force, he was already in his fifties. Music hall was dying and he had nowhere else to go. And as far as music hall went, he was right. In he suffered a heart attack and, though he continued to perform, he took life more easily before going to the great gig in the sky in Yet Miller paved the way for a generation of comedians who would become stars on TV as well as stage. Tony Hancock also went from live shows to sitcom fame, but everyone knows his tragic tale; Haynes will score you more points.
Light entertainment soon ruled the airwaves: Morecambe and Wise, Bob Monkhouse who as a Dulwich College schoolboy would hang around by the stage door and try to sell jokes to Miller , Frankie Howerd and Tommy Cooper.
And, lest we forget, there was also radio, with Spike Milligan and The Goons. A generation made the leap from stage to screen. TV did not kill off stand-up; it brought it to a whole new audience. Comedy in the s had a new confidence and irreverence. Old values were replaced. Cook, who remains to this day the sine qua non of brilliant satirists, was his own tough act to follow.
A dashing, handsome, sharp-witted superstar in the s, he never lost his wit and ability. But by the second half of the s, comedy was in need of a revamp. And stand-up comedy was anything but cutting-edge. The programme was cannily edited, fast with rapid cuts from gag to gag, so that viewers would not realise how wince-inducingly corny the acts really were in anything but the smallest of doses. At the end of the decade, a change was in the air. And we should all be thankful it came around when it did.
Unreconstructed lager louts still view wine nerds with deep suspicion, looking on disdainfully as they splash around in their ocean of adjectives. But you, beer bluffer par excellence, sitting atop your ivory pump handle, know better. Yes, wine labels can be absurdly flowery, but why should beer drinkers be confronted by labels as enlightening as the Enigma code? All of this gives the aspiring beer bluffer the opportunity to shine.
Even the most diehard real-ale fanatics will admit that it requires practice, but try to be more specific about the malt and hop characteristics you encounter. What kind of malt characteristics does your beer have? Does it remind you of caramel, honey, treacle, molasses, chocolate, coffee, smoke, liquorice or raisins?
Is it floral, grassy or earthy? Can you smell geranium, nettles, pine resin or citrus fruit? And if citrus fruit is to the fore, is it orange, lemon or grapefruit? You might have seen it on various pump handles. Thus, Sunchaser Blonde from Everards has a sweetness rating of three, and bitterness of one and a half. Your motives for wanting to describe your beer might arise from a genuine desire to record your favourite brands and styles for future reference, or from a more primeval urge to show off.
With the story of a man that travels about time and space, fighting outsized pepper pots and saving alien worlds a single reversed polarity at a time, this might be considered fair comment. So the universe got a lucky break there.
Being a sci-fi writer, Pedler naturally envisaged a time when transplant surgery would become normal practice and humans would have mainly artificial bodies. As a consequence — and obviously to make them a bit scarier — when they replaced their brains with machines, they lost their emotions.
Though why they have handlebars on their heads is perhaps less easily explained…. Black holes are regions of space-time in which matter is so dense that the gravitational field is too strong for anything to escape from it — even light.
At the centre of a black hole lies a gravitational singularity. In The Deadly Assassin it is revealed that the Time Lords have been using the immense power at the nucleus of a black hole to power their home-world of Gallifrey — and control their time travel technology. And, in particular, on nanotechnology being used for medical purposes. Following a strange space craft to the war-ravaged London of , the Doctor lands the TARDIS and encounters a mysterious boy wearing a gas mask, who seems very concerned with finding his mummy.
Unfortunately, everyone that goes near him ends up in a vegetative state and then grows a gas mask out of their nose. Finally discovering that the strange vessel is a malfunctioning medical ship, the Doctor realises that the two things are connected. According to Zeno, at any single moment that you look at an arrow in flight, it will appear motionless for that instant.
It is occupying a single point in space that is not changing. If comedy bluffers really want to impress their peers, however, they must drop the name of Bill Hicks into the conversation at the earliest opportunity. Hicks is widely regarded as the finest stand-up to emerge from America since Lenny Bruce. Hicks was born in Georgia in but moved to Texas at an early age. Beliefs are neat. For a while he wanted to be a veterinary worker, but then he saw a stand-up performing on TV and resolved to make a living doing the same.
When he was still a teenager, he would sneak out of the house at night to do gigs. By the time he was in his early twenties, Hicks was a familiar face as part of a group of comedians known as the Texas Outlaws, usually to be found enveloped in a cloud of cigarette smoke.
Most comedians soften their edges as they get successful; Hicks got sharper and angrier. He condemned society, the government, religion, politics and consumerism. He even condemned himself. Then, when the programme was broadcast later that night, Hicks had been edited out. He was furious. Did Letterman cut it himself? Were the broadcasters leaned on by pro-life advertisers? It was a little late, though. Just over three months after the recording, in February , Hicks died from cancer, aged Watching an empty stage.
Despite most of us never picking up a copy of The Racing Post , we all know how to deal with the Grand National — or, at least, think we do. If you are planning on betting this year, it is a good precaution to devise a strategy sometime before the event. Plan with care. The Grand National course about 5 miles over 30 jumps is rightly feared as the most competitive and dangerous in the world.
Test for the presence of these dangerous rivals, who may lurk in the midst of even the blandest office sweepstake, by coming out with one of the following:.
If there is an enthusiastic response, try a different tack. To get round in one piece it is a good plan for riders to know a little bit about the course itself — and the fences — a policy which will pay you equally well. Note that the obstacles are not particularly huge in themselves. The trouble is that most of them are drop fences, i. This fence is named after an eccentric cavalry officer who took an annual bath at this ditch in the early days of the race.
It is worst, you can warn, on the inside, despite attempts to smooth out the gradient — though on no account attempt to explain this any further. This is situated at the far end of the course. Not wishing to waste space on this gentle curve, the architect put in a tiny little fence. Unfortunately, this means that horses have to jump it at 30 — whilst performing a 90 degree turn. This is an extremely tall and very narrow, monstrous, green armchair. It is the most horrible fence on the course and is only jumped once.
This is just as well, since not horse once it has sat down in it ever wants to get up again. The final run-in is a long, uphill gallop with a dogleg turn in the middle called the Elbow — and it is here where the race is either won or lost. Fleming served in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War, and helped supervise the escape from France of refugees fleeing the advancing Nazis.
Whether or not he progressed further than a desk in Whitehall is disputed. He constantly dreamed up ambitious not to say hazardous schemes for defeating the Germans, with the intention of taking part himself. Fleming and his co-agents were to have dressed in German air force uniforms, complete with bandages soaked in fake blood, then to have crashed a captured enemy plane into the sea, near the ship carrying the Enigma documentation. When rescued, they were to have overpowered the Germans, taken control of the ship and sailed it back to Britain.
Unsurprisingly, the scheme was never given the go-ahead. A successful venture in which Fleming did play a part was Operation Mincemeat, the plot to plant a dead body bearing false intelligence about Allied landings later portrayed in the film The Man Who Never Was and allow it to wash up in mainland Europe. Seconded from the regular army, these likely lads were given specialist training in Bond-ish activities such as safe-cracking and unarmed combat, then dispatched overseas on intelligence-gathering and sabotage missions.
The following are just some of the men who are commonly thought to have inspired Fleming as he was fleshing out his fictional character:. A member of the landed gentry, he turned his back on cucumber sandwiches and cocktails at The Ritz to become a successful boxer, then a trapper in Canada.
He once sailed six cement barges up the River Danube in an attempt to block it and hinder the Nazis. He funded his spying escapades from his own fortune, wore Cartier cufflinks and drove around in a bulletproof Rolls-Royce.
He could ski backwards and navigate a midget submarine though not at the same time , and disobeyed orders by rescuing the women and children of Narvik, Norway, from the Germans during the Second World War. Which is itself Bond-like.
The real thing is William Stephenson. A former Downside public schoolboy, he won the Military Cross for extraordinary valour in his first action, aged Gordon-Creed was an ex-tank commander recruited by the Special Operations Executive to disrupt German supply lines in wartime Greece. Kurt Cobain was just 27 years old when he was found dead in the living room of his Seattle home on 8th April The subsequent police investigation determined that his death occurred three days earlier, and that he had — conspiracy theories notwithstanding — committed suicide by shooting himself with his own handgun.
Questioned about how it got there, Cobain blamed it on Boddah. However, his clever subterfuge proved unsuccessful. When you think of women in jazz during the formative years from the s to the s, only pianists and singers will readily come to mind. In fact, she married him. Mary Lou Williams was an inventive player and brilliant arranger, notably for Andy Kirk and later for Dizzy Gillespie.
Bluffers will, of course, controversially state that Simone, like Nat King Cole, was a better pianist than a singer. The lyrics might refer to spinach but the meaning was concerned with something else entirely. There are also a number of other names that every good jazz bluffer will need to know — and be able to drop at will….
In the early days, women who played any instrument other than the piano, or sometimes the guitar, were so rare as to be deemed mere curiosities, irrespective of any talent they might have. One name that might briefly dazzle in a bluffing bout is Valaida Snow, a hot trumpet player much admired by Louis Armstrong and even more so by Earl Hines, who became her lover.
You will be on fairly safe ground when pointing out what a terrible irony it is that artists with such incredible jazz credentials should be best remembered for revealing that even they have feet of clay.
Connee had a deep, furry sound and an instinct for the rhythmic possibilities of whatever she sang. You will gain serious bluffing points for suggesting that her best recordings were made with her sisters, Martha and Vet. And the odd bonus point could come from a mention of the records she made with Crosby, which illustrate how they were obviously made for each other.
Funny how operatic tenors crop up as inspiration for jazz singers: Connee claimed Caruso, Crosby claimed John McCormack. For the record, she was actually born in Arcadia, which you know is the ancient Greek ideal of bucolic romanticism, except that this one was in Louisiana.
She literally sang her voice to destruction, losing it for good on a morale-boosting tour during the Second World War, and for the rest of her life was barely able to speak.
Teddy is worth dealing into any bluffing bout, if only to bamboozle other bluffers who think she was a man. This gender confusion has parallels in literary bluffing. You should always have a pocketful to scatter among your poorer bluffees. And you must never forget to mention the two other female titans of jazz: Billie Holiday and Rosemary Clooney. Answer dismissively that she actually transcended musical genres and that her singing style was unique and extraordinary.
Clooney was no stranger to pain either, descending into a drink- and drug-fuelled depressive hell in her late 30s. Although this condition is actually obligatory for most jazz singers, she managed to haul herself out of the abyss and reinstated her reputation as an accomplished TV performer, actor and recording artist in the s.
Bluffers will need to know that she co-starred opposite Bing Crosby in White Christmas and that she was the much-loved aunt of George Clooney. A cricce was a staff or crutch. Instead of a wicket there is a hole in the ground. But it could simply be a picture of some medieval monks being silly in a field. This cosmopolitan scattering of information is perfect for bluffing purposes. There is probably a picture in Tehran University of a group of ayatollahs being silly in a field possibly also wearing frocks.
In , a party of British sailors played cricket in Aleppo. It was founded in by ex-patrons of the Hambledon Club, which up to then had regarded itself as the controller of the game.
This has only been achieved publicly in recent times by that champion bluffer Jeffrey Archer, who was suspended for seven years after being convicted of perjury.
There is also a waiting list of several thousand, and, if you are a man, you will have to show that you wear a suit, collar and tie at all times, treat women like ladies, know your way round a decent wine list and are able to sleep on a hard seat in the open air. The MCC is the custodian of cricket. Environmentalism was a great concern for me while I was growing up, as was overpopulation.
Trips to Bombay and other developing world cities and movies like Soilent Green inspired this interest of mine. Since the last years of high school, I have not felt motivated by these things. For one thing, I became convinced that these were not serious problems. The world around me seemed to confirm that the issues of overpopulation and environmental degradation were not as serious as they had once seemed to me.
The population is never going to reach 12 billion. Also, the types of people typically involved in environmental causes were not a group to which I wanted to belong. Their style and manner was similar to that of most liberals. Most environmentalists supported other liberal causes, about which I do not feel similarly impassioned. There seemed to be something vulgar and plebian about being wrought up about saving animals and reducing consumption.
It seems so earnest and tedious. It was either fat underachieving middle-aged men or young hippy types. Environmentalists seem foolishly impassioned and filled with unrealistic knee-jerk reactions. They often seem like the same people who deride religion, all things eternal and a prioritization of taste.
They wear oversized tee-shirts, cargo pants, and New Balances. I became involved with a conservative set of kids, whose views I respected a great deal. Now I have also gone so far as to adopt wholesale the consumerism of the society around me, and my work position strives toward capitalistic goals. I reassure myself that my approach to consumerism is unique and stylish, but this seems a little silly. The ugliness that capitalism creates has begun to frustrate me.
So the answer may be that beauty and the environment must generate economic value in order to continue. These matters are impossibly complex and deal with the destiny of our planet. They deal with questions of how life should be guided that remain, sadly, unanswered in my case. Perhaps I have embraced cynicism.
If you have time, read this article by the executive director of the Sierra Club. It discusses the link between religion and environmentalism, their joint goal of opposing consumerism. I have returned to Beijing. You really should come visit me some time, though the plane ride back stole my good looks. The amount of stuff I brought back from the States suggests there is hope for the trade deficit. The total weight of my suitcases was pounds.
An overcast country day…. What were you doing in the second and third photos from the bottom up… Holding a magic stick?
I know nothing about country life, but still, you do need some functional tools to chop some wood… or have I got it all wrong?! Thanks a lot for raising this issue. My axe broke. I am holding up the handle and begging the heavens to give me a new axe or to glue them back together. Also, YY — are you a female? Perhaps you could give me your contact information…You phrase things in such a delightful manner.
If you are a young lady, I believe that you must have the most fascinating ideas. Is your voice cute? It sounds like it could be. Please post a comment here if you would like to enter correspondence with me. I might be able to teach you a bit about country living. There are so many fun things to do outdoors — imagine idyllic clearings with not a soul around. Is he handsome and elegant?
Would you describe him as a gentleman? Tell me more about this fellow. He dreams of a soaring career in Bollywood and for that reason, he spends most of his income on flashy outfits. Also, he is seriously addicted to dried cranberries. Hmmm…My appearance has often been compared to a Bollywood actor. These pictures suggest a career as an axe murderer. This series of photos had me laughing out loud.
Even as it absorbs and completes all the countries of the world, it is like a myriad countries unto itself. Shirt: Paul Smith fabric, Hebei Laborers? The 70s have always been my favorite decade, from a style perspective. For me, Yves Saint Laurent epitomizes the style of the decade.
Men had something interesting to say, stylistically in this period. Granted it was often not as pretty as the pictures above think John Travolta , but the landscape today is boring. Outlandishness and flair were defeated by a stifling alliance of overly-democratic roughness, bourgeois obsession with understatement and taste, and the uniform of professionalism.
David Bowie is one of my other style heroes from the period, though most of his outfits pre were too alienish for real emulation. That comment could be considered lapelous. Posted by Thomas M. Among Chinese punkish youth, Converse is extremely hot and so is the Dior Homme look. Before the latest cropped pants, Hedi Slimane made this bunched look popular.
This fashion enables short people to save on alteration costs. The high and the low. Note the LV socks. LV is the logo of China, much more than it is of France. The primary beneficiaries are the ones who can harness the innovation or, at least, control the company holding the patents or the one still riding off unique advantages once enjoyed.
Those incapable of driving innovation fall by the wayside, especially with China copying everything at low cost. Innovation and teamwork are the two advantages enjoyed by the West outside of the historical head start that we already have. Capitalism benefits everyone in a free market society in a trickle down way. It does not produce contentment, happiness, or an interesting life for most people though. Even as their lives improve, they feel more bored and empty — they desire more things.
The main creative outlet for most people is buying the goods the corporations produce, fueling their further growth. People are defined by which brandnames they choose, how they mix their purchases. They spend their work time developing the products, and their free-time buying and using them. This is the self-propelling, self expanding consumer society in which we live. It is a good, productive thing. It always seeks greater efficiency and expansion. This expansion is fueld by the serfs aspiring to live the life of the meritocratic elite.
We are aiming at perfect competition. Are people increasingly where they deserve to be in life? Our imbalanced society is always caught between the mass of people whose lives will never improve fast enough, and those who can drive innovation and drive society forward.
The poor group must be satisfied enough, but if the rich group cannot gain the most for its innovative toils, it will cease to drive society forward. Witness Europe versus America, though both are at points on a continuum. The problem also is that this consumerism leads directly to gray air, concrete buildings. The greater health and prosperity of our time relates directly to our distance from nature. Your deadly processes are transferred to the rivers of China.
Of course, the fastest developing society, China, is also comparatively uncreative. So educational system and cultural practices are other fundamental things. I am experiencing it all first hand, being one of the serfs, has brought me a different perspective.
Life is real for me. I wish education could come after experiencing the world. Or maybe I should have had more part-time jobs growing up. Education is really waisted on the young — as is the freedom Western people enjoy in college. Had I only developed more interests and hobbies needed to escape. Or made the connections which would gain me entry into the society of bohemians who supposedly live beyond all of this.
Maybe there is still hope. For now, I define myself through consumerism. This is even how we add most meaning to our relationships with others. Fueling the great train, as it goes forward. There above me is the flag of Brittany.
It was the only flag on display at the pop music festival held at Chaoyang Park this past Saturday. The visitor count on my blog yesterday was down to one, with six views. I think that one guy was me. Over the next week-and-a-half it is going to be difficult to update this thing. If anybody has submissions to during my time of inactivity, please send them to me. The world is superficial, commercialistic, materialistic, and agressively racing toward emptiness. A pretty face will allow you to stare at a screen, sing karaoke with businessmen, drive a compact vehicle, shop at the mall, have an expensive wedding, etc.
Most of these procedures, double eye-lid, higher nose, etc. What does this say about Chinese nationalism? Just a thought or two. The world is still trying to be Western in so many ways. Quite a long time to be in Brimfield. Then open a bottle of wine, because it flows eternally in the apple orchard. It is the furthest west stop on Line One. If you want to enter a world of relaxation, cool winds, and lovely apple blossoms, you must make the trek out there.
I had traveled in the direction of Pingguoyuan on line one so many times, but never suspected that it was more than just a name. I never knew that it offered an idyllic retreat from the gray city. A pastoral landscape replete with prancing fawns, babbling brooks, and complementary goblets of imported wine is a short subway ride away for all those tired of the crowds of the city and the headaches of corporate life. Stop pushing paper and email around and leave your cellphone at home for the day.
You will be surprised, shocked into a hallucinatory state. The subway doors open, the sweat of the day evaporates from your armpits, the old women, beggars, men in polyester who pressed their chests to you in the subway vanish, the air cools.
Grass and weeds grow in the corners of the subway platform. There are no advertisements. The procession of perfect models and enrapturing grins stops. There is no litter. Food does not come in plastic in Pingguoyuan. Outside the station, the pollution has cleared and the sky is blue. Viewed from the one spot in Beijing municipality liberated from smog, the city looks like it is continuously under a storm, reminiscent of the headquarters of the evil side in some fantasy story.
The local government in Pingguoyuan implemented progressive policies banning skyscrapers, automobiles, and even concrete. Residents live in tents made of ox hide or little outdoor pavilions. There are no water shortages in Pingguoyuan. Water comes from the streams flowing between so many of the apple trees. The water is fresh and pure. There are no steel and chemicals factories upstream.
There is no aftertaste of heavy metals or phosphates. Unlimited fish and other seafood swim in these streams, which pleases Chinese visitors to no end. They are all there for the taking. There is also a no-fly zone over Pingguoyuan, which cuts down on noise.
One characteristic of Pingguoyuan makes it very similar to other places in China. I have already alluded to this. The daily routine of the human and animal residents is choreographed to the symphony.
Actually the speakers stop at the third movement and are replaced by a complete orchestra. Conversations on grasshoppers, plum blossoms, and birds are the norm. Some more off-color topics come up frequently. Jokes center on flatulence, torpidity, and drunkenness. Two subjects are forbidden: business and money. Minds are cleared here. This is not the place for workaholic businessmen. They can go to the karaoke parlors or get a massage.
This is where people who know how to enjoy the profits the businessmen generate come to create and revel in purity. Massage occurs here, but it is freely given with only the best intentions.
All guests must change clothing upon exiting the subway station. Playboy shirts, crocodile belts, plastic heels and nylon trousers are exchanged for white linen robes and Jesus-style sandals. Women wear white gowns with broaches. They go to their own area, filled with ponds.
There they bath nude, they sit on rocks giving each other massages while bantering about pomegranates and frankincense. The very thin, very short, and very fat are all forbidden entry.
This is a wonderful fantasy. I was hoodwinked until the white robes and sandals. Dreams of Shangrila.. When everyone looks so weird, it is hard to do a street style website.
Who do you pick to photograph? Everyhody seems to be wearing something overly lacy or with an incredibly bizarre sentiment etched across the front. A good portion of the young girls in China lack the foggiest idea of the image their style choices project Hey, I know I look like a weirdo, not a sophisticate.
I also have an iPod Touch, so before I left I tickled up directions to the airport, even though I knew how to get there, and I wedged this into my ashtray to resemble, as closely as possible, a GPS device. Or found out that I will have, come November. I know he was impressed with my shack because he said as much. And he liked my stuff. What a dad. I made love to Weirdo the Cat on the carpet for a while, and then grabbed my sleeping bag and went outside.
Luckily, and weirdly, it was too hot for mosquitoes, too. Between the two of us, we woke up squirrels, but not my dad. Who, when he saw my woods and ways in the refreshing to him daylight, was even more impressed! He kinda liked bathing outside, and marveled at my outdoor desk, and complimented my apples, which I love but most people find too tart.
They claim the sound of my voice has a laxative effect. Which I take as a compliment. Barbecued eggs. Smoked chickens. Fried clams. Clam chowder. My new favorite restaurant is Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley. They have a waffle- of-the-day, and on this day it was cardamom, buckwheat, and dates. Justice, Berkeley style. At right, Alan Ball directs Summer Bishil — playing a sexually precocious year-old, though the actor was actually 19 at the time — in Towelhead. I object to this new vice president, too.
She hunts wolves from an airplane. Give me a break. Mead can also make a lengthy poem sing, as illustrated by a YouTube clip of a serenade to Jake Gyllenhaal, gleaned from one of his regular Monday night appearances at Bowery Poetry Club. But as characters in fiction — shoot me! I would be so bored. Vuoso Aaron Eckhart , who lives next door. Can a telepathic young woman find true blood — or rather, love — with a guy who sucks?
The place was crawling with club promoters, local restaurateurs, random hobnobbers, and partying PR reps. But we lucked out and met a few cool people to crown royalty of our own. Nuke it your site. Jackson has a rather heavy-handed sense of justice both on and off-duty. Soon, it becomes clear that for Turner, interracial couples like the Mattsons fall into the latter camp.
Nor can his police buddies be expected to help. Directed but not written by Neil LaBute, this drama builds up a fair amount of discomfiting tension, with Jackson wisely underplaying a role that could have turned into a villainous caricature.
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For those who only go to gigs for the main act, Skinny Jean is a great excuse to leave the house a little earlier. Simon Topper - Rave Magazine. Sophistication, energy, melody, musicality and personality are all on show, and the icing is fantastic harmonies.
Skinny Jean is a seriously offputting name. It made me dislike them before I'd even heard a note, thinking they would be yet another quirky, ironic indie-pop band. To some degree, this was supported by their 'single', Anhedonia, which is, well, a quirky, ironic indie-pop song, but it's not representative of the depth of their sophisticated, energetic and occasionally grandiose style.
They're a young Brisbane band who have the talent to be big, but are yet to get noticed by the general public, which is refreshing for someone like myself who generally listens to popular, established artists. Frontman Shem Allen has a distinctive, hyperactive voice with a slight Jeff Buckley influence, but without the constant over-emoting, and he's supported by a gifted group of musicians, several of whom sing lead and harmonies.
The intriguingly named Dolce Doggerel starts with, of all thing, a short African-American traditional, which starts the album off in a lighthearted manner similar to the way the Fleet Foxes started their debut album. The first few songs are concise, catchy alt-pop numbers, with particular mention going to 'Anhedonia', which seems at first seems overly-complicated but is so damn fun and stands up to repeated listens. The tone of the album changes with 'Anti0kie', which is a real highlight with sophisticated dynamics, slightly dissonant chords, and a catchy minor melody.
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The remaining estimated two trillion barrels of oil from shale would take longer to have ready because they would be more difficult to extricate.
But the initial million barrels would help the U. On the second point, I received two different answers. Jim Inhofe R-OK , who used to be in the oil business, said the reason oil companies are not drilling in ANWR is that there is no substantial oil available on those lands to make drilling economically viable.
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It could be the most bland, boring chicken soup with no salt and overcooked vegetables but still they insist it was fantastic. That makes my job tough because I am constantly telling people their beliefs are wrong.
These are some of the road blocks I face when hoping to get people to enjoy better tasting food. That said I have to address the salt discus-.
It is the number one most important seasoning for your food! It brings out the natural flavor of all dishes, whether it be a protein, vegetable, sauce or side dish, you have to cook with salt. A big pinch will be a good place to start with most recipes and then taste the dish and re-season. If you do nothing else to change the way you cook, try this simple step and see what you think. Happy cooking! She teaches privately for groups of two to 20 students.
She has developed hundreds of recipes for cookbooks as well as food magazines and Web sites. She can be reached amandascooking gmail. Heat the oven to F. Place the chicken breasts in a medium bowl. Combine the jam, mustard, ginger, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk.
Taste for seasoning. Brush the breasts with the glaze and place on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast for 5 minutes. Turn the breasts over brush with the glaze and roast until golden and cooked through about 7 to 8 minutes. Divide the chicken between 4 dinner plates and serve.
This can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. Add the saffron, cinnamon, rice, and raisins and stir until lightly coated with oil.
Add broth, salt and pepper and bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until all liquid is absorbed — about 6 minutes.
Add nuts and scallions and remove from heat and allow to sit covered for 10 minutes before serving. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve. Call us at Whatever it is, pizza has become a staple in most American households. Over the past two decades pizza recipes have become more creative, more ingenious, giving credit to the founders of California Pizza Kitchen for coming up with unique concepts in pizza making. So thus became the gourmet pizza craze which seems to have grasped most Californians, whereas those in Chicago and New York prefer the more traditional.
I love this place because it brings the traditional New York style pizza and other recipes to the West coast with no fluff. One of the owners, Allan Davis, joined me for lunch one afternoon and made sure that I tried one of everything in each category. I tried a slice of the classic cheese pizza, a slice of the BBQ chicken pizza and a slice of the artichoke and fresh tomato pizza.
Out of the three I tried, to my surprise I loved the classic NY cheese pizza the best. I am not a cheese pizza only gal. I am a toppings gal at heart. Gazpacho may taste great chilled, but the best flavors develop if some of the ingredients are heated first. And since it is grilling season, might as well do it right with a bit of fire roasting. This recipe is particularly flexible and easily accommodates your tastes. If you like more of a raw flavor to your gazpacho, try grilling only half the vegetables.
If you enjoy a bit of heat, add a jalapeno to the mix. But something about the mix of fresh herbs and cheese just did it for me. Allan originally from New York informed me the reason why they do the thin crust is so that you can taste every topping and flavor of the pizza without getting all the dough in the way. Good to know. I also tried the eggplant parmesan that was light on cheese, perfect amount of tomato sauce and breaded lightly so that you can actually taste the eggplant.
Another back to basics item I tried was the sausage, pepperoni and cheese calzone served with a side of marinara sauce. The dough is light and flaky which is not the norm for most calzones. I never order a calzone due to an overload of dough, but this one is much different.
Now this is a classic Italian dish. Most places never put. I felt like I was in the shoe salon at Saks during their once-a-year sale. As I took a bite, the cheese just melted in my mouth. It was like a decadent mac-n-cheese. Makes sense to me.
Lastly, I had to try their chopped salad. I make a mean one myself. She can be reached at diningdivasm live. GRILLED GAZPACHO Servings: 4 1 large red onion, quartered 10 green olives 10 pitted Kalamata olives 4 large whole tomatoes 3 ears corn, husked Extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup tomato juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus additional for garnish Finely chopped fresh basil, for garnish Heat a grill to high.
To help the onion quarters hold together during grilling, place them on 1 or more skewers. Thread both varieties of olives onto additional skewers. Drizzle the tomatoes, corn, onions and olives with a bit of olive oil.
Place the vegetables on the grill, then cover and cook. Use tongs to turn the corn, onion quarters and olives every few minutes. Do not turn the tomatoes. Remove the corn and olives when all sides have light grill marks. Remove the onion quarters when they are just tender and browned. The tomatoes should be blistered and drizzling juice.
Allow the vegetables to cool enough to hold. Use a paring knife to remove and discard the cores of the tomatoes. Remove the kernels from the ears of corn. Combine the tomato juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and cilantro. Puree until smooth. Add the tomatoes, onion quarters, half of the corn kernels and half of the olives. Puree until chunky smooth.
Transfer the soup to a large serving bowl. Roughly chop the remaining olives, then stir those and the remaining corn kernels into the soup. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. When ready to serve, divide the soup between serving bowls and garnish with cilantro and basil. Request for bid forms and specifications may be obtained from the Purchasing Agent at the City of Santa Monica, 4th St.
Bids must be submitted on forms furnished by the City of Santa Monica. After the nation-wide critical acclaim that their first album Dolce Doggerel generated, the band has sought to eclipse that full-length attempt from Amid the bleak metropolitan setting a diverse array of songs gestated. The songs were recorded directly to tape through analogue gear and mastered to vinyl.
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