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Winnie-the-Pooh - Once There Was a Bear (The Official 95th Anniversary Prequel)

Book Review: Winnie-the-Pooh – Once There Was a Bear (The Official 95th Anniversary Prequel) by Jane Riordan

October 12, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Winnie-the-Pooh – Once There Was a Bear (The Official 95th Anniversary Prequel) by Jane Riordan

As I write this from my bed, there’s a Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed toy sitting next to me.

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Sunday with Sides

Food Review: Sunday with Sides/Cauliflower Cheese Menu, Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester

October 12, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: Sunday with Sides/Cauliflower Cheese Menu, Ducie Street Warehouse, Manchester

I have eaten cauliflower for dinner for three nights in a row this week.

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The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location. Image by Gareth Widdowson.

Opera Review: The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

September 22, 2021 Comments Off on Opera Review: The Prodigal Son by Claude Debussy, Opera on Location, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

As regular readers of this column will know, it has been a quiet year or so here at the OperaWatch offices, which are situated deep inside Northern Soul Towers.

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“It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul

July 28, 2021 Comments Off on “It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul

The NorthBound Book Award is part of the Northern Writers’ Awards, a collaboration between New Writing Northindependent publisher Saraband and, from 2021 onwards, University of York. 

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Sparks Brothers

Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: The Sparks Brothers

We seem to be living at the tail end of a golden age for the music documentary.

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Char Siu Pork

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Char Sui Pork

June 29, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Char Sui Pork

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco.

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Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

June 21, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Skewered Sweet and Sour BBQ Prawns

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco.

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Shocked Earth

Book Review: Shocked Earth by Saskia Goldschmidt, translated by Antoinette Fawcett

June 16, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Shocked Earth by Saskia Goldschmidt, translated by Antoinette Fawcett

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has affected every part of human lives, including the physical world. As we now navigate a post-pandemic era, it’s become even clearer that how we treat the natural world around us is paramount to its – and our own – survival.

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Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers 2

BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

June 15, 2021 Comments Off on BBQ recipes for summer evenings from Wing Yip: Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

As the weather begins to seriously warm up, there’s no better time to fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner al fresco. Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental Grocer, has created a selection of flavoursome recipes to spice up your summer barbecues.

This week, we’ve got a delicious recipe for Wing Yip’s Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers. This is the perfect recipe for those who enjoy experimenting with new ingredients. Jackfruit is both versatile and delicious and is a great alternative to meat. Pop these skewers on the barbecue for the ultimate summertime meal.


Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers

Makes 6, Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 tin young jackfruit, 300g drained weight

300g pineapple, cut into 2cm cubes (18 pieces in total)

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Marinade / Coating Sauce:

2 tbsp Wing Yip Light Soy Sauce

1-2 tbsp Mai Siam Sriracha Sauce, depending on how spicy you want them

½ tsp Wing Yip Sesame Oil

1 tsp white sesame seeds

6 small skewers

Spicy Jackfruit and Pineapple Skewers 2Method:

  1. Soak the skewers in cold water for at least 1 hour before assembling.
  2. Drain the jackfruit and cut any large chunks in half so that you have 12 pieces.
  3. Mix together the marinade ingredients and then add the jackfruit and pineapple. Mix well to ensure all of the pieces are evenly coated.
  4. Starting with the pineapple, thread the pineapple and jackfruit onto the skewers so that you have 3 pieces of pineapple and 2 pieces of jackfruit per skewer.
  5. Heat a frying or griddle pan over a medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, lay the skewers carefully in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side until they have started to caramelise and are hot.
  6. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and then serve immediately. 

 

Wing Yip has four superstores located in Birmingham, Manchester, Cricklewood and Croydon, and an online shop at wingyip.com.

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“People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

June 10, 2021 Comments Off on “People don’t want to hear me, they want to hear the filmmaker.” Jason Wood talks about The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

Back in the early 2000s, Mexican cinema was riding a wave with films such as Amores Perros and Y tu mamá también impressing audiences and critics alike.

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