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Tenderizing local steak

A discussion at a dinner table the other evening centered on how do you tenderize cheaper cuts of steak.  No professional chefs at the...

Delights from a small country

Long ago, when I was a small boy and the world seemed a different place, I used to listen to a science-fiction programme on...

Larb Gai

Larb originates from North Eastern Thailand (Isaan).  It can tend to be a very fiery dish, as most Isaan dishes are, but this recipe...

Classical Connections: Summertime

If any piece of music evokes the sultry heat of summer in South Carolina it’s the song Summertime  written in 1934 by George Gershwin...

Classical Connections: Songs of the Sea

The other day I was reciting that John Masefield poem called Cargoes to one of the dogs.  That’s the short poem which begins theatrically...

Pink Floyd: “The Endless River” – 5 stars

The “Endless River” was released by Pink Floyd in 2014 and in a way it completed the band’s full circle.  Floyd were formed in...

Prodigious talent

A hundred years ago on Sunday 25th August 1918, a boy was born to a Ukrainian-Jewish couple in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The child was to become...

Ideal Partners

Cheese and wine have been partners for a long time. Cheese tends to make wine taste better because it coats the palate and not...

Baroque Beat

The recent arrival of November reminded me of the cold grey days of early winter in the Old Country and as a teenager, having...

As Spanish as…

Classical Connections by Colin Kaye It’s ironic that some of the most evocative Spanish-sounding music was written by composers who were not even Spanish. Until...

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