How to make the perfect broccoli and stilton soup 🔗 — So entrenched is broccoli and stilton in my canon of classic soups – well up there with the likes of tomato, minestrone and chicken broth – that I’m slightly taken aback not to find it in Lindsey Bareham’s comprehensive collection A Celebration of Soup, or indeed in any of the other books I
The best movies of 2019 that you haven’t seen 🔗 — This quite extraordinary film from the 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov was a prize-winner in Cannes; in the UK it had three showings at the London film festival and then went straight to the streaming platform Mubi. Everyone should see it.
The (Quiet) Death of a Legendary Parisian Bookstore 🔗 — When it was announced that the legendary bookshop Le Pont Traversé would definitely close down on the 31st of December in Paris, many French TV stations put in phone calls and tried to convince Josée Comte-Béalu to do a filmed interview. She refused every single one of them.