old-fashioned, but sometimes I like old-fashioned places. One place that
does old-fashioned especially well is France. But I’m not the only one
who feels that way; people come from around the world to visit the city,
and bask in the à
l’ancienne charm, which is sometimes derisively described as carte postale Paris.
Like other cities, Paris is changing and isn’t a museum, per se, but
there’s something about the city that attracts people like no other city
in the world. Many visitors come specifically to eat. Which I know for a
fact because I came for the same reason.
The loss of
bistros has been well-documented,
but there’s been a resurgence of interest in bistros that has sprung up
in New York,
and of course – even Paris,
where la cuisine
française is having a renaissance, too. But at some places,
it never left. One such place is Moissonnier, which is considered a bouchon lyonnais,
sending out plates of hearty, copious French food in the style of
the bouchons of
Vintage is launching a new series, Vintage Minis, designed to
celebrate the publisher’s extensive backlist by turning snippets from great
contemporary and classic writers into small but compelling titles on
"big" subjects, such as death, eating and love.
The week after Christmas is the e-book equivalent of the week
prior to it in print: all those newly unwrapped e-readers and a whole week
off to lie on the sofa and eat chocolate coins makes the last week of
December prime digital-book-buying territory, akin to the mid-summer surge
propelled by “e” beach reads.
A bestseller linking Japan’s conservative government and prime
minister Shinzo Abe with an ultra-right lobby group seeking Japan’s return
to pre-war values and remilitarisation has had its sales suspended by a
court order in Tokyo.
The BBC plans to air a “poignant and humorous” documentary
about author Sir Terry Pratchett as well an Imagine programme on Maya
Angelou. A 50-minute documentary entitled "Terry Pratchett: Back
in Black" will run in early to mid February (yet to be confirmed),
telling the bestselling author’s story from his troubled school days to
becoming a successful author, with the help of Neil Gaiman, Val McDermid
and his assistant and business manager Rob Wilkins.
While the summer holidays are drawing
to an end for most, there's no need to despair - fresh, seasonal
produce is just getting started! This week, take a peek inside our
brand new summer issue, a celebration of balmy barbecues with friends,
sharing plates and mouth-watering summer salads.
We take a look at what's on in holiday
spots around the country over the coming months and give the ice
creameries a run for their money with the ultimate homemade popsicle.
Start the new year with fresh, foodie
inspiration and make the most of the al fresco dining weather while you
Happy cooking from the Dish team!
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