White bread

If you want to make good bread yourself, how should you start? Fancy books, machines, ovens and ingredients might seem important. You could get a bread maker, but the results will be strangely cubic, and handling the dough is most of the fun. Fortunately, these days there are plenty of good videos to look at, which provide […]

On mange

Hugo Lollies Patrice Eggplant Samuel Halloumi Laurent Cashewnuts Bacary Sahne N’golo Fanta Paul Porkpie Kingsley Cola Antoine Griesbrei Olivier Girofle Dimitri Baguette Subs: Blaise Mushroomy Andre-Pierre Cheese-Snack Can this team of gourmands beat a frozen food supermarket? We shall see.

The Watch

There’s a lot of trash talking about Apple’s Watch, because it’s been around for a year. Casey likes it. But other early-adopters who crave new hotness are disappointed. How you feel about the watch naturally depends on what your expectations are, and it certainly depends on your lifestyle. The typical criticisms are that the apps are […]


Even if you don’t know who DJ Khaled is, you probably heard some of his, ahem, “output.” Auto-tuned, yet monotonous, bragging. Generic hip-hop shouting, snares like diarrhoea, and guest stars all over the shop.  He’s doing well out of it. An interview of absolutely powder-puff questions in the NYT (“Tell me about how you manage to be so […]

4 stars

Lufthansa has made a pitch-perfect advert poking fun at German stereotypes and English prejudices. The Guardian reveals some scars, drawing a strange connection about Germany’s 4-1 defeat of England in the 2010 World Cup (which I watched, with naive hope, in a colleague’s garden), barely remembered here. Although, Lampard did score! Jesus the ball can’t […]