For my first complete month of blogging, I thought I would roundup with an investigation into one of the foodstuffs I have talked about in my November posts but not in detail (because I have little idea of what it is), and I’ve chosen the humble roti. Continue reading
“The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned. This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.”
Food is a recurring theme in this artist’s portfolio, and last Sunday, when a friend and I visited the Ai Weiwei exhibition at Blenheim Palace, we were treated to a feast for the mind. Continue reading
Last Saturday I went inside the Knowledge Emporium sweets van, which had been parked in Gloucester Green as part of Oxford’s Christmas Lights Festival. I got a sweet for my thoughts: a piece of knowledge, to be scribbled down in their Big Book of Everything We Know. Actually, I got a sundae-cup-full. The next day they read out some of the entries in the square. As for my favourite sweet, well you’ve probably heard of lime flavoured chocolate but have you heard of chocolate flavoured limes? I hadn’t, and they’re delicious! They are lime-flavoured boiled sweets with a chocolate fondant centre. Mmmm….
The Christmas cellar must-have this year should surely be Rubis wine, which combines two essential ingredients of Christmas: wine and chocolate. I discovered Rubis at their stall in the Crafts and Food Fair at Blenheim Palace Continue reading
“Admission free”: These words are music to the ears of any fan of museum-browsing. Continue reading
While 11.11 is known to the West as the day on which WWI officially came to an end, in China it is celebrated – or mourned, depending on how your view your situation – as Singles’ Day (光棍节, guāng gùn jié). Continue reading