David Attenborough’s new documentary on Africa simply entitled Africa, is a jaw-dropping look at the nature and wildlife of the continent from a refreshingly new perspective. The cinematography is outstanding. As always, Attenborough is as informative as he is witty. The BBC have outdone themselves. Downloadable from iTunes. And go the extra mile and get the HD version. A must see.
Grounded rice, formed into meticulous, tiny balls by rubbing the flour through the fingers and rolling the crumbed mixture repeatedly in a wooden bowl, adding a drop of water at a time. Patience is a must. This is then cooked with lemon, water and sugar to create an utterly delicious pudding.
Dessert. West African style. Serve with searingly hot banana dumplings.
Handwoven strips of cotton thread in ivory and indigo on traditional looms, painstakingly pieced together and passed down from generation to generation. Culture in cloth.
One of my all time favourite books. Found a first edition copy in Le Marais, Paris. A beautiful day that was…