‘The Flavor Equation’ by Nik Sharma is all about sugar, spice and a pinch of science

May 15, 2021 0 Comments

The food writer-photographer marries his training as a molecular biologist with his experience as a cook Los Angeles-based Nik Sharma effortlessly dons the hats of food writer, photographer and scientist. A captivating blend of Blumenthalian gastronomy and (Sanjeev) Kapooresque simplicity, Sharma’s food creations are based on one philosophy — flavour comes first. With his new …

Why does Germany hold a strange nostalgia for pre-Civil War American South?

April 3, 2021 0 Comments

Swastikas may be banned in Berlin, but Confederate flags still fly. Alongside Make America Great Again hats and Trump 2020 banners, Reich flags and Brandenburg eagles, the American South’s battle flag has been raised high during Germany’s anti-lockdown demonstrations – the most recent of which took place in Dresden in early March. It is appeared …

Missed opportunity: What the debate about Amanda Gorman’s translators is really about

March 20, 2021 0 Comments

Translation is the territory of paradox. One of the central paradoxes, and one which runs through popular views of translation as much as it has occupied translation theorists, is the notion that a good translation is one where the reader cannot tell that it is a translation. In other words, a translation proves its worth, …