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July 7, 2020

Amen Ramen – Some like it hot!

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 […]


June 30, 2020

Courgette & Parmesan Fries

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.


June 23, 2020

Cracking Secrets, for Savoury Biscuits

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.


June 15, 2020

Gado Gado

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 


June 9, 2020

No-Churn Ice-Cream, Rum & Raisin

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!


June 2, 2020

A Case For Quesadillas

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. 


May 26, 2020

Coastal Comfort Potted Shrimp

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.


May 19, 2020

Mussels In A Garlic Butter Sauce

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 […]


May 12, 2020

Georgia on my mind

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. 


May 3, 2020

Potentino Minestrone

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 […]


May 3, 2020

World Press Freedom Day

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 […]


April 21, 2020

Lockdown Recipe – Sourdough Bread

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 […]


October 28, 2019

The 2019 Frontline Club Awards

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 […]


July 10, 2019

New international press card will help to keep freelance journalists safe

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 […]


August 29, 2018

Here’s To Byline Festival 2018

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 […]


July 26, 2018

This week at the Frontline Club: Ctrl Alt Delete, How Politics and the Media Crashed our Democracy

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 […]


June 12, 2018

What insights did we learn from the USA-North Korean Nuclear Summit?

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 […]


April 19, 2018

Catch up: Nish Nalbandian – A Handful of Dust

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 […]


April 18, 2018

A Handful of Dust: a Photography Exhibition by Nish Nalbandian

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.


March 27, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Files Round 2: latest revelations by Chris Wylie and Shahmir Sanni

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 […]


March 26, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Files Round 2: Catch up on the event on our Facebook Livestream

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 […]


March 22, 2018

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 […]


March 20, 2018

Catch Last Night’s Event on Livestream: Whistleblower Chris Wylie Speaks Out on Cambridge Analytica

  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 […]


March 20, 2018

Poisoned by Nerve Agent. Who Attacked Sergei Skripal?

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 […]


March 15, 2018

East Ghouta: Are we blind to Syria’s latest tragedy?

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 […]


March 12, 2018

What Can We Do To Tackle Sexual Harassment in the Media?

Our panel discuss sexual harassment within media organisations and how best to tackle the problem. How do we make this a conversation that includes both men and women? And is this a problem that is predominant in the media world, given the fragile freelance contracts of many journalists, or have they simply been provided with a larger platform to air their grievances than women in other industries?


March 6, 2018

A Plastic Ocean: Behind the Scenes Photography

Stunning yet shocking images of pollution caused by plastics in our oceans formed the basis of an engaging discussion at the Frontline Club on Thursday  1st March. The evening was hosted by investigative journalist Oliver Steeds who was in conversation with film maker and executive producer Jo Ruxton. During the talk Ruxton shared some remarkable […]


January 24, 2018

‘Up in the Air’

On Tuesday 16th February, The Frontline Club hosted a discussion on the possible takeover by Walt Disney of 21st Century Fox and by way of that acquiring huge stakes in one of Britain’s biggest news prover, Sky News. Last month, in December, Disney agreed to the deal with 21st Century Fox which includes it’s large […]


January 24, 2018

Women at the forefront of digital activism

The role of women spearheading digital activism across the world was the subject of discussion at the Frontline Club on Monday 22nd January. It was hosted by none other than actor turned rights campaigner Pamela Anderson. She held the conversation with Renata Avila, a Guatemalan human rights lawyer and digital rights expert; Sarah Harrison, a […]


December 11, 2016

A Revolution in Four Seasons

The film, first released in May this year, follows four years in the parallel political lives of Jawhara Ettis and Emna Ben Jemaa – two women at the centre of Tunisia’s radical turn to democracy during the 2011 Arab Spring.