Book Review

first_imgCake: a global historyNicola HumbleIs it a biscuit? Is it a cake? The age-old Jaffa Cake debate finally settled through the courts (it’s cake) provides an intriguing hook for this exploration of cake throught the ages. From Sacher tortes to Marks & Spencer teacakes, debates have raged over what constitutes the essence of a cake. Traditionally bread or biscuit-based, it is not until the 17th Century that cake as we know it arrived, with the removal of yeast, replaced by whisked egg whites and then raising agents.This account of cake’s evolution is dotted with curios, from the Egyptian Greek Athenaeus recounting mulloi a sesame and honey cake shaped like women’s genitals, carried in processions to the Puritans banning cake and Hitler’s (now unfashionable) Swastika cake.Humble is in her element, trawling the history books, but falls flat in modern history. The past 60 years is summed up via the recent obsession with the “postmodern” cupcake, which she puts down to childhood yearning and goes only a small way to explaining the phenomenal rise in cake’s fashion status.last_img read more

Scottish Bread Championships launched

first_imgThe inaugural Scottish Bread Championships are to be held at The Royal Highland Show in June. Created and convened by Scotland The Bread and the Scottish Food Guide, the awards are open to any baker, professional or amateur, who submits an entry meeting the definition of ‘Real Bread’: bread made without the use of processing aids or other artificial additives.Entries will be judged  at The Royal Highland Show (22-25 June) by a panel made up of: Real Bread Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley; Fred Berkmiller, chef patron of Edinburgh’s L’escargot Bleu and L’escargot Blanc; Pam Brunton, chef and co-owner of Inver Restaurant in Argyll & Bute; Gerry Danby, lawyer and founder of Artisan Food Law; Neil Forbes, chef-director of Edinburgh’s Cafe St Honoré; Dr Jennie Macdiarmid, senior research fellow at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health; and Real Bread Campaign coordinator Chris Young.Entrants are to deliver their breads before noon on 20 June, prior to judging at 2pm on the same day. A formal awards presentation will then take place in Scotland’s Larder Live! cookery theatre at 4pm on 22 June.Entrants in each category who have baked to a standard of excellence will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. There will be no limit on the number of awards granted in any class, but if the judges do not consider any entry to be eligible, then no prizes will be given. One competitor will also be announced as the overall Supreme Champion and one the Reserve Champion.Andrew Whitley, founding director of Scotland The Bread, said: “Scotland The Bread is reviving a proud tradition of local wheat breeding, growing and baking.“The Championships are a great showcase for a new generation of bakers who are working hard to bring nourishing (and tasty) bread made from local wheats to everyone in the land.”The seven categories are:- Sourdough bread- Bread made from Scottish-grown flour- A traditional or ancient Scottish recipe- A bread excelling in nutritional quality- A Scottish ‘plain loaf’ (the tall batched one)- A gluten-free bread- Certified organic breadlast_img read more

Mandy Gonzalez Starts Performances in Hamilton

first_img from $149.00 View Comments Related Shows Mandy Gonzalez will get her shot from September 6 when she returns to Broadway and begins performances in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning Hamilton. She succeeds in demand Tony winner Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, who departed the production on September 3.Gonzalez created the role of Nina Rosario in Miranda’s In the Heights; she can currently be seen on screen in Madam Secretary and Quantico.Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow and is running on the Main Stem at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.The current Broadway cast also includes Javier Muñoz as Alexander Hamilton, Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Rory O’Malley as King George and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton. Michael Luwoye takes on the titular role once a week.center_img Hamilton Mandy Gonzalezlast_img read more

Palm Beach unit an investor’s delight, selling for $300,000

first_imgThe unit at 8/1 Rolan Court, Palm Beach, was sold to an investor.WITHIN arm’s reach of the beach, this two-bedroom unit has swapped hands from one investor to another, selling under the hammer for a juicy $300,000. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoLJ Hooker Palm Beach marketing agent Neil Shorrock said he sold 8/1 Rolan Court, Palm Beach to the vendors 15 years ago.“I sold the whole block of units at Rolan court in 1984 and it has continued to be a great place for investors to buy into,” Mr Shorrock said.He said the property was sold to another investor on Saturday.“There were three registered bidders who were all investors,” Mr Shorrock said. “The owners are now buying their second investment at Palm Beach.”last_img read more

‘Passport on Wheels’ to start rolling in Aklan by November

first_img“This program is intended for Aklanonswho are having a hard time travelling from the province to Iloilo and we aregrateful that we are able to partner with the Department of Foreign Affairs(DFA) in bringing passport services to Aklan. This initiative is in line withour government’s thrust towards good governance to provide efficient andconvenient service to the people,” Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo said.    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through its “Passport on Wheels” program, fast-tracks applications and renewal of passports. The DFA will be at the ABL Sports and Cultural Complex in Aklan next month for the final processing or appointment of passport applications. Present during the event were Quimpoand Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Jose Miguel Miraflores, who checked thesystematic process of the event.  On its first day, over 1,000applicants went to the trade hall to book a passport application slot. Around 2,000 Aklanons have passedtheir applications during the registration period at the provincial trade halllast Oct. 16-18 – with P1,200 registration fee that will be paid to accreditedpayment centers.center_img KALIBO, Aklan – The provincialgovernment here will conduct a “Passport on Wheels” (POW) program nextmonth.        “This POW can be a reactive measure toaddress the immediate need for passport services in Aklan and hopefully the DFAcan establish a satellite office here in our province.” Miraflores said. The DFA will be in the province fromNov. 15-17 at the ABL Sports and Cultural Complex for the final processing orappointment of passport applications with the actual presence of theapplicants.(With a report from JanicaAnne dela Pena/Radyo Todo/PN)last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Ripley County Volleyball Champs

first_imgBatesville sweeps county titles.The Batesville JV Volleyball team captured the Ripley County Tourney by defeating Jac-Cen-Del 25-19, 25-9 in the opener and Milan 25-22, 25-24 in the championship game. In the J-C-D game, Belle Wolters set the pace from the service line earning 10 points including 5 aces in 13 attempts. Katie Bedel pounded 5 kills to lead the offensive attack with Nikki Fox and Shelby Westerfeld chipping in with 3 a piece. In the championship game, Fox led all servers with 10 points including 2 aces. Bedel dominated with 9 kills including one for a huge momentum swing in the closing points of the match. The team improves to 9-4 with the wins.On the Varsity side, The Lady Dogs took minimum sets to complete the sweep.Jac-Cen Del was the first sweep of the day, Milan the second, however the Indians didn’t go down without a fight in set #2.  Serving top performers for the day were #20 Jenna Ertel going 100% on nine serves while #7 Kylie Laker racked up 9 Aces, only to be outdone by #17 Abigail Westerfeld with 13 Aces.  Attack wise #23 Hattie Westefeld had 26 Kills and only errors and #5 Macy Prickel had 25 kills and 4 errors. Rounding out the top performers were #7 Kylie Laker with 35 Assists & Jenna Ertel with 17 digs.BHS over JCD – 25-7, 25-10, 25-8BHS over Milan – 25-16, 25-23, 25-11Batesville  will welcome East Central on Monday night with a 5:00pm start for JV & Freshman.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Single vehicle collision causes fatality

first_imgSeymour, IN—Friday morning, the Indiana State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US 31 near County Road 700 North that claimed the life of a Seymour man.The initial investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that a white 2000 Chevrolet van, being driven by Zachary R. Trotter, age 26 of Seymour,  was traveling southbound. For an unknown reason, Trotter’s vehicle left the west side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a culvert before striking a tree head-on and coming to a stop.As a result of the collision, Trotter sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was deceased at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.The investigation is ongoing. Toxicology results are pending at this time.last_img

EPL: Newcastle pip 10-man Southampton

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away EPL: West Ham, Newcastle in cagey duel Newcastle United leapfrogged Southampton in the Premier League standings and moved up to 13th with a 1-0 win at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, thanks to a solo second-half effort from French winger Allan Saint-Maximin. Southampton struggled to get a foothold in the game after they were reduced to 10 men when winger Moussa Djenepo made a reckless challenge to get sent off in the 28th minute. Djenepo was initially booked when he caught Isaac Hayden above the ankle but the Video Assistant Referee advised referee Graham Scott to take a second look on the pitchside monitor, after which a red card was produced. Southampton were nearly undone just before halftime when Sofiane Boufal used his upper arm to clear the ball inside the box, awarding Newcastle their first penalty of the season, but Alex McCarthy dived to his left to stop Matt Ritchie’s effort. With Southampton a man down, it was down to McCarthy to deny the Newcastle players on numerous occasions — particularly Dwight Gayle who had three shots on target blocked — and the goalkeeper finished the first half with six saves. But McCarthy could do nothing when Saint-Maximin pressed Yan Valery, pinched the ball from his fellow Frenchman and then toe-poked the ball off the post for his second goal of the season to give Newcastle their first league win since January.Tags: Allan Saint-MaximinIsaac HaydenMatt RitchieNewcastle Unitedlast_img read more

Cricket News Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee to discuss boundary count rule in its next meeting

first_imgICC committee will discuss boundary count rule in its next meeting. England was declared World Champions on boundary count rule. England will be up against Australia for Ashes 2019.  highlights New Delhi: The final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and England was at fever pitch when it came to tension. England needed 15 runs off the last over and they had only two wickets. Crucially, Ben Stokes was on strike and he was looking in good touch. Trent Boult was given the task of bowling the final over and after two dot balls, the pressure was on England.Stokes blasted the third ball for a six but on the fourth ball, there were controversy and pandemonium. Stokes thumped a full ball to midwicket and took off for a couple, Martin Guptill threw the ball at the striker’s end as Stokes attempted to make his ground. However, as he dived with the bat stretched, the ball hit the bat and raced away to the boundary. *The ICC’s Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee will discuss issues concerning the epic World Cup final, including the controversial boundary count back rule, in its next meeting, said the apex body’s general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice. Cricketers — current and former — shared New Zealand’s pain on losing the World Cup title to hosts England on boundary count rule following an epic final at the Lord’s on July 14.In a pulsating encounter, England were adjudged the winners of the World Cup on the basis of their superior boundary count – 22 fours and two sixes — to New Zealand’s 17 after the the match ended in a tie after regulation play and subsequent Super Over.”The cricket committee will consider any issues arising from the World Cup final when it next meets (in the first quarter of 2020),” Allardice was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.”A Super Over has been used to determine a winner in a tied match in ICC events since 2009 (replacing the bowl-out), and the tiebreaker after a tied Super Over needed to be derived from something that happened in that particular match. So it has always related to the number of boundaries scored in the match.”Continuing, he said the boundary count back rule was followed as it is in practice in T20 leagues across the world.”Almost all the T20 leagues around the world also use boundaries as the tiebreaker in their Super Overs. We wanted to use the same Super Over regulations that are used across all professional cricket and that’s why it was the way it was. Whether it should be different is something that our cricket committee will consider at some point,” Allardice said.The ICC’s chief executives committee (CEC) did not deliberate at its annual conference on whether sharing the World Cup could be an option in future.”No, that wasn’t discussed. The consistent view has been that the World Cup final needs a winner, and a Super Over was in the playing conditions to decide a tied final in each of the last three World Cups,” he said.Virat Kohli has said that he has been looking forward to the World Test Championship, which begins with the Ashes on August 1, and Allardice said it is encouraging.”Yes, it is very encouraging to hear those comments. I know players love playing Test cricket. For the first time there is a real context to the matches they play that extends beyond a particular series.”I know the Test rankings have done a good job over a long period of time in the sense of identifying the best team, but to be able to compete on a points table and play for a spot in the final will add a new element to Test cricket and will make it more interesting to people from the countries not involved in that particular match,” Allardice said.(With Inputs: PTI)center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more