Σάββατο, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2016



Open sesame: Yotam Ottolenghi’s tahini recipes


There are few limits as to what you can do with tahini, be that in savoury dishes with meat, fish or vegetables, and in puddings and baking, too

Σάββατο, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Δευτέρα, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2016


62 People Own Same Wealth as Half the World

Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population – a figure that has fallen from 388 just five years ago, according to an Oxfam report published today ahead of the annual gathering of the world’s financial and political elites in Davos.

Σάββατο, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2016


GREEK   DANCES  THEATER     (Dora Stratou)
Costumes    
The late Dora Stratou managed, by buying old costumes with the largest collection of its kind: over 2,000 complete traditional costumes from all regions, an important collection of folk jewelry, as well as a great number of various objects and accessories (village-made shoes, masks, swords, kerchiefs, bells etc.). Most of these costumes cannot be found to buy, nor copies made since the craftsmen and the fabrics do not exist any more.
This collection is at the same time the Theater’s wardrobe, requiring constant maintenance and security. About 1,000 costumes are worn on stage during each season. Dancers are taught how to put them on, how to tie kerchiefs in the various characteristic headdresses of each region and how to fold them properly. Wardrobe mistresses assist dancers to dress and ensure proper maintenance and storing. Some costumes are extremely heavy, others are embroidered with gold thread.
from the villages in the course of 30 years, to equip the Theater



Chicken Tomatillo Chili

If you would like to make your own tortilla chips, simply spray either flour or corn tortillas with vegetable-oil cooking spray, cut into strips or wedges, and bake on a nonstick baking sheet at 400 degrees F for 5 to 7 minutes.

Παρασκευή, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Progress can kill
Forcing “development” or “progress” on tribal people does not make them happier or healthier. In fact, the effects are disastrous. The most important factor by far for tribal peoples’ well-being is whether their land rights are respected.

Τετάρτη, 13 Ιανουαρίου 2016

The refugee who took on the British government

For British politicians, foreign aid to Africa has become a cherished emblem of our idealism and generosity. But what happens when our funds harm those they are meant to help?

Κυριακή, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2016

The hearty stew: Meatball goulash with dumplings
A fortifying, filling meatball stew for cold days, ideal as a comforting lunch after a long walk.
Serves 4-6
For the dumplings
220g plain white flour
110g shredded suet
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp thyme or parsley, finely chopped (optional)
150-180ml water 
For the meatballs
1 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, very finely chopped
1 celery stalk, very finely chopped
1 shallot, very finely chopped
400g minced pork or beef
1 egg yolk
2 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp thyme, chopped
A handful of breadcrumbs
Salt and black pepper
For the sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped thinly
1 green or red pepper, cut into rounds
3 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
400ml chicken stock
1 tsp salt
1 tsp caraway seeds
150-200ml sour cream, to serve
A few rings of raw onion and pepper, to decorate
1 To make the dumplings, mix the flour, suet, salt, pepper and herbs – if you are using them – in a bowl.
2 Make a well in the centre and add the water in small amounts to ensure you don’t use too much and the dough gets sticky. Use a blunt knife to bring it together so your hands don’t get covered in sticky dough, then use your hands to knead it into a stiff paste. Roll into golfball-size dumplings and put on a tray.
3 To make the meatballs, heat the oil in a saucepan and sweat the vegetables until soft.
4 Combine the mince, egg yolk, vegetables and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Add the breadcrumbs and roll into balls the same size as the dumplings.
5 To make the sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion, peppers, paprika and the meatballs. Remove the meatballs and set aside.
6 Add the tomatoes, chicken stock and salt. Stir then bring to a gentle boil.
7 Add the dumplings to the sauce with the meatballs and caraway seeds and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
8 Serve on a deep plate with sour cream and the onion and pepper rings
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Τετάρτη, 6 Ιανουαρίου 2016

The recipe for a Balinese feast to ring in the New Year


New year’s resolutions are so last year ... and the year before. Choose simply to feed yourself well in 2016: treat your kitchen like a blank canvas and introduce fresh flavours into the mix, starting with this fragrant Balinese feast ...

Σάββατο, 2 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Brazilian Feijoada

Brazilian Feijoada
Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical dish in Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine. Bonus: the whole dish comes together in one pot, and is one of our most pinned recipes on Pinterest!
INGREDIENTS
2
pounds
black beans
1/2
pound
smoked bacon
2
tablespoons
vegetable oil
1
pound
hard-cured chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
1
pound
beef sirloin, cut in to 1-inch cubes
1/2
onion, finely diced
2
tablespoons
minced garlic
2
tablespoons
bay leaves
1
small fresh chile pepper, chopped
salt
DIRECTIONS
In a large saucepan, soak beans in cold water to cover by 3 inches for 8 hours or overnight. Drain before using in recipe.
In a large, heavy-bottomed pan, cook bacon in oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and beef and cook until nicely colored. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add 8 cups of water, drained beans, bay leaves, and chile pepper. Simmer the beans for about 45 minutes, or until they are soft and the sauce is thick. Salt to taste
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