Day: January 30, 2021

The Musette: prawn biryani

Biryani has its origins in the Indian subcontinent, where it’s popular throughout though it’s also prepared in other regions such as parts of Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. The exact origin of the dish is uncertain. In North India, different varieties of biryani developed in… Continue Reading “The Musette: prawn biryani”

Sculpture Saturday #43

Staying with sculptures in museums, here’s one from the Musee Picasso in Paris which I adored. You’ll understand why. Bull’s Head is by Pablo Picasso, created in 1942 from the seat and handlebars of a bicycle. It is described as Picasso’s most famous discovery,… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #43”

National Croissant Day

For once I felt I couldn’t let this day go unremarked. Think France, think croissants. The two are inextricably entwined, aren’t they? The flaky, buttery delicious crescent-shaped pastry called a croissant is a French icon and yet……. it isn’t truly French. History of the… Continue Reading “National Croissant Day”