Month: December 2009

Japanese cooking for the kanji-illiterate: Curry

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fuckwittery / Japanese / other / wonderfullnessosity

There are few foods as versatile as japanese curry. In Tokyo we saw it served on or with just about everything, but katsu-curry (breaded pork fillet with cury) and curry rice (yes, that’s just curry with rice) are staples of good-but-cheap food. If you want to make your own here in the UK, there are three options. Of course, you can make it from scratch. This would provide both curry and an air of smug […]


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Too cold to run this weekend, so I took a walk up to Greenwich Park instead. The paths were treacherous, but the rose garden was pretty – a few flowers had survived, and a robin even popped in to complete the scene.

Vote Hunter

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cats / politics

Pictured: a personable but slightly dim creature with impressively fluffy hair, left, and my cat Hunter.* One of the great benefits of the internet is being able to keep in touch with political developments as they happen – whether they be the pre budget report or, yesterday morning, a GLA plenary session on transport policy. One of the great annoyances of life, on the other hand, is listening to Boris ‘bendy buses kill more cyclists’** […]

“Most magazines you pick up — you choke to death”

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“[Esquire] thought they made their statement where there should be copy and type all over the cover where you can’t read a goddamn word. I don’t get it. What are you trying to say to me? What’s the point? Is that an idea? “Why do you put all those cover lines on? They say, ‘Well, if I don’t get somebody interested in this one, I’ll get somebody interested in that one.’ “The covers [of The […]