All posts tagged: Alice

Awe-bergine: Alice Zaslavsky’s low-fuss recipe for stuffed eggplant parmigiana | Australian food and drink

Awe-bergine: Alice Zaslavsky’s low-fuss recipe for stuffed eggplant parmigiana | Australian food and drink

Eggplant is the introverted extrovert of the vegetable kingdom: slow to warm up, sure, but before long it’s the life of the party. Like any I-E, this nightshade needs time and tools to break down its defences, lest it be served up in its naturally bitter, astringent form; if you’ve ever bitten into an eggplant and it bit back, that’s because it’s undercooked. No one likes to risk bitey eggplant, which is why – despite its marvellous meatiness – many home cooks shy away from it as a meat-free midweeker. But by halving, slashing and then salting it you also halve its cooking time. Traditional eggplant parmigiana (baked in layers or fried after being breaded) can be a fiddly affair. True to the way I like to cook, my version makes some low-effort, high-return twists, including creating a flavoursome crumb while the eggplants roast and baking the eggplant Japanese nasu dengaku-style: halved, cross-hatched then stuffed with breadcrumbs and cheese. Ready, set, cook … the ingredients for Alice Zaslavsky’s eggplant parma with parsley and garlic pangrattato. …

Pot of gold: Alice Zaslavsky’s recipe for one-pan angel hair pasta with tomatoes and burrata | Australian food and drink

Pot of gold: Alice Zaslavsky’s recipe for one-pan angel hair pasta with tomatoes and burrata | Australian food and drink

One-pan pasta recipes can be a little hit and miss. While one pan implies you won’t need to boil the pasta separately – meaning one less item to clean up – some people find the pasta has a tendency to overcook or undercook. Others are put off by the starchiness, but I like to think of this dish as a risotto-paella-pasta situation, where the starch should be embraced and mitigated with cheesiness and acid. You can totally add frozen corn, or even peas, to this pasta for bonus veg. Just pour some boiling water over half a cup of them while the garlic is sauteing, and wait until they thaw before adding once the pasta’s done. If you’ve got any zucchini or golden squash about, you could add these in, thinly sliced, with the burrata. For a gluten-free version, you can use gluten-free pasta. Sadly, I’m yet to find one that behaves the same way in the pan, so it’s better to cook the pasta separately, halve your stock allowance and toss the cooked pasta …

The Golden Divorce, “Alice & Jack” and why disconnected romances are our new modern love stories

The Golden Divorce, “Alice & Jack” and why disconnected romances are our new modern love stories

Last week Gerry Turner and his wife Theresa Nist, whose competition-driven courtship was chronicled on the first ever edition of “The Golden Bachelor,” announced their divorce on “Good Morning America.” While they wisely refrained from divulging many specifics on national TV the septuagenarians said they took a hard look at their lives and felt like it was for the best, “for the happiness of each of us, to live apart,” Turner said. Many poets write odes to love but this time Robert Frost had it right when he said nothing gold can ever stay. But even he may have been impressed by the speed of Turner and Nist’s marital dissolution – it took a scant three months between the live televised event that was “The Golden Wedding” and the couple’s “headscratcher” of a revelation to anchor Juju Chang. Bachelor Nation citizens, meanwhile, have had 22 years of expecting each season’s engagement will be temporary. Besides, if you’ve been keeping an eye on other TV shows, movies and social media lately, you might say Turner and Nist …

Curfew announced for under-18s in Australia’s Alice Springs after unrest | Crime News

Curfew announced for under-18s in Australia’s Alice Springs after unrest | Crime News

Curfew will remain in place for two weeks after some 150 people went on the rampage after a teenager’s funeral. Alice Springs has announced an overnight curfew for all residents under the age of 18, after violent brawls in the remote central Australian town. Northern Territory Chief Minister Eva Lawler said an emergency would apply to the city centre and 58 additional police officers would be deployed to deter crime and antisocial behaviour. The curfew will be enforced from 6pm until 6am from Wednesday night for the next two weeks. “The community have had enough and so have I,” Lawler told a news conference on Wednesday according to ABC, the national broadcaster. “We want Alice Springs to be a safe place.” The latest unrest was reported on Tuesday following the funeral of an 18-year-old who died two weeks ago while travelling in a vehicle that had allegedly been stolen. Videos and photos shared on social media showed chaotic scenes with dozens of people gathering outside a pub called the Todd Tavern, throwing bricks and trying …

Reintroducing the Iconoclastic Chicago Artist Alice Shaddle

Reintroducing the Iconoclastic Chicago Artist Alice Shaddle

A curator recently shared with me a digital folder containing scanned slides of Alice Shaddle’s art, a lifetime of sculptures, collages, paintings, and installations, some of them representational, many others almost unclassifiably baroque. As I browsed the works—most constructed from paper, latex, or vinyl—two words kept recurring in the captions: whereabouts unknown. An unnamed 1960s sculpture of an overdressed little girl jutting forward with sinister pomp: whereabouts unknown. Camel (1969), a work that looks less like a desert animal than a two-headed bird in the throes of a delirious molt: whereabouts unknown. Gardener (1974), a sculpture that resembles a carnivorous flower that’s both torpid and overfed: whereabouts unknown. Related Articles As much as it applies to particular works in her oeuvre, whereabouts unknown could just as well describe Shaddle’s own legacy when consulting histories of 20th-century Chicago art. But what might explain the near total omission of a figure who created a multitudinous body of work, taught at one of the city’s most revered art spaces for more than a half-century, and died not all …

Three decades after Priscilla, drag blooms in Alice Springs | Drag

Three decades after Priscilla, drag blooms in Alice Springs | Drag

Miss Ellaneous wept as the plane descended over the red centre and into Alice Springs. The Iwaidja and Malak Malak drag queen had just rewatched The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and it felt like life was about to imitate art. The following night under desert stars, she took to the stage at Lasseters casino, where the closing scenes of Priscilla were shot. In a spangled onesie, with a cheeky smile, she performed Abba’s Mamma Mia alongside fellow queen Marzi Panne. “To know that I was coming to Lasseters and performing in the same areas that the movie was filmed really hit a nerve that I hadn’t felt before,” says the Darwin-based queen. “I really see myself in Hugo Weaving’s character, Mitzi … I’m a drag queen, but I’m also a queer man, and I have a daughter. “There is a message for all of us, whether you are from the LGBTQIA+ community or the dragging community or just live in a really remote little town … we all still face that discrimination …

Crypt review: Alice Roberts on murder and mayhem in the Middle Ages

Crypt review: Alice Roberts on murder and mayhem in the Middle Ages

Above and below: London’s Crossrail excavations unearthed victims of the Black Death MOLA/Getty Images CryptAlice Roberts (Simon & Schuster) ANOTHER year, another really good book from archaeologist Alice Roberts. Part of me almost wants to find that the quality has slipped, just for the sheer surprise – but no, her standards are as high as ever. Roberts may be the UK’s best-known archaeologist, in part due to her many TV appearances. She has also written a string of books, including Wolf Road, her first children’s novel. Her specialism is osteoarchaeology, the… Source link

Watch a 1915 Film Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland Enhanced in 4K, with Costumes Based on Briginal Illustrations by Sir John Tenniel

Watch a 1915 Film Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland Enhanced in 4K, with Costumes Based on Briginal Illustrations by Sir John Tenniel

Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land pre­dates the inven­tion of cin­e­ma by a cou­ple of decades. Nev­er­the­less, much like the “Drink me” bot­tle and “Eat me” pre­sent­ed to its young pro­tag­o­nist, Lewis Car­rol­l’s fan­tas­ti­cal tale has called out the same mes­sage to gen­er­a­tions of film­mak­ers around the world: “Adapt me.” This cen­tu­ry, though not even a quar­ter of the way over, has already brought us full-length Alice movies (to say noth­ing of tele­vi­sion pro­duc­tions) from Europe, South Amer­i­ca, and of course the Unit­ed States. Those last include sep­a­rate adap­ta­tions of Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land and its sequel Alice Through the Look­ing Glass by no less an auteur than Tim Bur­ton. Both of those books were also tak­en on by a writer-direc­tor named W. W. Young more than a cen­tu­ry ago, though he sim­ply com­bined por­tions of both nov­els into a sin­gle fea­ture. You can watch this silent Alice in Won­der­land from 1915 above, in a ver­sion its uploader calls “by far the high­est qual­i­ty ver­sion of this film on the inter­net,” assem­bled “pri­mar­i­ly from two prints scanned …

Alice & Jack review: A love story lacking in chemistry and believability

Alice & Jack review: A love story lacking in chemistry and believability

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails In the dark recesses of the internet, a generation of teenagers are being raised to care profoundly about their prospective sexual partner’s “body count”. How experienced are they? How riddled with notches is their bed-post? And, out there in the big bad world, how many of their exes are swanning around blithely, waiting to re-enter their lives? Alice & Jack, a new six-part Channel 4 drama, knows that it’s not the number of bodies that counts, but who those bodies are. Who’s lurking there, in the past, ready to make the present their own? “So, who are you Jack?” Alice (Andrea Riseborough) asks Jack (Domnhall Gleeson) as they sit down for their first date. He’s a diffident biomedical researcher; she’s a blunt, cynical finance maestro. They are near total opposites, conjoined by, if anything, a mutual loneliness. Jack drifts through evenings spent alone among the pipettes and test …

Inside Alice & Jack star Aisling Bea’s dating history

Inside Alice & Jack star Aisling Bea’s dating history

Aisling Bea is back on our screens in Channel 4’s new drama Alice & Jack, which stars Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson as the two titular characters whose relationship begins with a one-night stand. What follows is a 15-year-long love story.  Aisling portrays Lynn, a woman who comes into Jack’s life after his breakup with Alice. But what about Aisling’s love life away from the cameras? Keep reading for all we know about her relationship history… WATCH: The trailer for Channel 4 drama, Alice & Jack While the Irish comedian tends to keep her relationships out of the limelight, she has previously been linked to some major stars, including Hollywood actors Michael Sheen and Andrew Garfield.  Back in April 2018, Aisling, 39, reportedly began a romance with Good Omens star Michael. The pair were spotted at the Olivier Awards in London, although they didn’t arrive together or pose on the red carpet.  © @weemissbea/InstagramMichael Sheen and Aisling Bea pose for a photo in December 2018 The following month, the couple appeared to confirm their relationship when …