Lots of what passes as salad in my home is really a diabolical dishes disguised by the words ‘light lunch’ meaning we will have it when it is light outside, that’s all.
As 2020 turned out to be a proverbial lemon, I decided as the saying goes to make the most of it. Refreshing as an addition to your summer lemonade or as an ‘amuse bouche’ but I like it on its own as a light dessert after a meal, cleans and refreshes the palette. This dessert […]
Blueberry Cobler Whilst I love the theory of baking, the reality is a nightmare of equipment and mess in the sweltering heat in the kitchen rather than the garden in our hammock. 2020 really has put things in perspective, for myself at least and anything too complicated is swiftly scratched of my culinary dance card. […]
This fresh, piquant summer soup combines many of the ingredients you might find in a feisty salsa, but in this case they re all souped up. Add more chillies if you like it hot, and a handful of fresh sweetcorn kernels, sliced straight from the cob, is a good addition if you have them. A scattering of diced avocado can replace the soured cream, if you prefer.
OK, so we entertain a lot and we do not have time or inclination to get into canapés, starters, main, etc etc. Truly nobody does and although everything has its time cooking for me should not be a stress rather a pleasure and so I am always after how to get the biggest culinary bang […]
From all the delicious classic dishes in the clubs repertoire I find that the one thing that people often refer to me as their cheeky favourite is our crispy parmesan coated courgette fries. I know that in bikini season, it is a sin to meander off the salad and the juice mantra but ‘hey ho’ this year really does not count on my calorie counter. As it is basically a vegetable, it’s carb free and I am soo chalking this down as one of my five even if some crispy parmesan accidentally got stuck on it in the process.
In the meantime I have had a blissful time making their recipe suggestions, including these wonderful biscuits (Americans would say crackers) that are fantastic with cheese or all alone as a snack, they keep for days, weeks, even, I assume – though they have never lasted long enough to find out.
Gado Gado, ‘mix mix’ was voted in 2018 as one of Indonesias national dishes, many other Asian cultures offer a similar version of this dish, this is my preferred culinary mix
I scrapped the rest of the list and thought I would simply do what makes me happy, it turns out what makes me happy lives in my freezer shhhh, tell no one, home made rum & raisin ice cream therapy today, I promise to clean tomorrow, now please leave I don’t need you to see this!
When the indigenous people of central Mexico, came across the Spanish settler’s larder in the mid 16th century, their sweet baked pumpkin tortillas, found new fillings by way of cheese and sheep, lamb & cow. These became known as the quesadilla, literally translated to ‘cheese (queso) little thing’. Its versatility has ensured instant and more importantly, enduring popularity.
Many classics, such as pies, smoked meats, pickles and indeed the potted shrimp are all a product of resourcefulness and the inventiveness of people in the past to extend produce seasonality, availability with these simple preserving methods.
Mussels In A Garlic Butter Sauce My mum cooked this often and she served it with dad’s own, home baked sourdough bread. I buy a fresh loaf and I cheat by warming it up in the oven and pretending I am back on the island waiting for all to gather around for a BIG FAT […]
There is a taste of place that you cannot replace. But we try, we try! We are at home and cannot travel, but we miss, we miss! Friends and open roads and hot foreign skies, the whispering of cathedral canopies in forests, murmuring sea shores, a rough wooden tables laden with dishes and label-less bottles of wine, all empty.
Potentino Minestrone for 6-8 Please note that left over minestrone is better so add more Ingredients if you wish Cavolo Nero 200 g Pumpkin 100g Mushrooms 100g Tinned Tomato 1 can Zucchini 100g Potato 100g Dried Cannellini or Borlotti Beans 100g (Ingredients depend on season – traditionally these soups are made with […]
World Press Freedom Day The Covid 19 pandemic gives a new twist and perhaps a new urgency to World Press Freedom Day. For 27 years the UN day of action has been a way of reminding the world about the importance of press freedom and the pressures on independent journalism around the world. For […]
by Heathcliff O’Malley, Photographer Sourdough Bread Recipe I first started making sourdough bread in late 2018 . A bakery had moved into the area but the holes in the bread were so enormous that all the marmalade and butter were falling through my breakfast toast and it was really annoying me and I decided […]
The 2019 Frontline Club Awards were held on Thursday 24th October in a ceremony hosted by CBS News’s Elizabeth Palmer. You can read more about the nominees here. The keynote was given by filmmaker and journalist Waad Al-Kateab, while the Tribute Award was given posthumously to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. FRONTLINE CLUB AWARD FOR PRINT The 2019 Frontline Club Award for […]
The Frontline Club Charitable Trust today announced the launch of the Frontline Club Charitable Trust Press Card at the FCO’s Defending Media Conference in London. This practical initiative will provide safety and protection for freelance journalists across the world, especially those working in difficult or hostile environments. Press cards are an essential part of a […]
The Club tent had some brilliant acts and events this year at Byline festival. Despite the classic British festival weather, the team powered through and we had a great turnout. The kitchen staff cooked some fantastic food, particularly for the freelancer social and networking dinner on Saturday night. The bar staff also worked tirelessly; ensuring everyone […]
Politics can’t keep up with the media; ‘it now moves at the speed of electrons, but politics is still dragging its feet moving at the speed of elections’. On Tuesday night, Tom Baldwin discussed the origins of the current democratic ‘crisis’ in which the world now finds itself, partially, as Baldwin argues, as a result […]
On Monday 11th June, the Frontline Club hosted a summit of its own in anticipation of the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore to discuss the matter of denuclearisation. As word breaks on Tuesday 12th June 2018, the two leaders have announced to the world a commitment to these aims. In many […]
On Tuesday 17 April, the Frontline Club hosted award-winning photographer Nish Nalbandian with documentary filmmaker and journalist Matthew Cassel, to discuss Nalbandian’s latest book, A Handful of Dust, and his experiences documenting the lives of Syrian refugees resettling in Turkey, followed by a Q&A with the Frontline audience. Most images of the Syrian refugee crisis […]
The title of the book is selected from T. S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land as it captures the way in which people have been displaced during the Syrian War. In this reportage refugees are shown more than just eking out an existence, they are depicted as enterprising with a desire to rebuild their lives.
More extraordinary revelations were made yesterday in the second round of our discussion on data leaks by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica and its close links with the Vote Leave campaign. The event, held on Tuesday 26th March, was once again a Frontline / Byline collaboration and bought together Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie and CEO […]
We’ll be live streaming tonight’s event on Facebook. Catch the event here at 8 PM https://www.facebook.com/FrontlineClub/ After last weeks extraordinary interview with the Cambridge Analytica whisteblower, Peter Jukes caught up with Chris Wylie to find what has happened since he knocked $50bn (inadvertently) from the Facebook share price. Now the topic turns to Cambridge Analytica’s […]
Catch Up on our Report: The Most Important Whistleblower Since Snowden: The Mind Behind Cambridge Analytica
Christopher Wylie, the man behind Facebook data leak held a talk at the Frontline Club on Tuesday 21st March to discuss how Cambridge Analytica, a firm he worked for, breached the data of 50 million Facebook users to swing public opinion. The discussion was a Frontline / Byline collaboration and chaired by the Byline.com CEO Peter […]
In 2013, 23-year old CHRIS WYLIE, a Canadian data scientist who had worked on the Obama campaign, was recruited as head of research for SCL Ltd, a contractor developing military ‘information operations’ for the US and UK. Within months he met Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer to set up Cambridge Analytica – a ‘propaganda […]
The poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter by a nerve agent and the speculation if Moscow could be behind the attack was the basis of a debate at the Frontline Club yesterday, Monday 19th March. Sergei Skripal, a former double agent and his daughter Yulia Skripal remain critically ill in hospital after […]
The escalating humanitarian crisis in the suburbs of Damascus due to the Syrian civil war was the subject of discussion at the Frontline Club on Tuesday 13th March. The area of East Ghouta is said to be one of the last strongholds of resistance by Syrian opposition forces and as such the target of renewed […]