Alejandra Pinto Miguel

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Breaking down the glorious first scene of Inglourious Basterds

The opening scene of Quentin Tarantino’s <i>Inglourious Basterds</i> is a drawn-out masterclass in tension that also functions as a prologue and an …

21 Lunch and Dinner Salads That Are Seriously Filling

Good salads are much more than iceberg lettuce, chopped veggies, and a sprinkle of a basic vinaigrette. Salads are a great way to pack in plenty of …

How To Blend Teas

My process for blending teas and scents is quite simple for the most part. Once a week, and sometimes daily, I sit down and do a meditation to get …

Meditation

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that …

Recipes

Firm or silken, your recipes prove that proper tofu should be at the centre of a meal, not on the sidelines.<p>It’s a shame, I feel, that for many people tofu is a flavourless meat substitute, to be overloaded with all the flavour it doesn’t naturally come with. Of course, if you only encounter it in …

Recipes

The Internet Says This Will Be the Best Broccoli of Your Life

In November 2008, Adam Roberts published a blog post with the headline “The Best Broccoli of Your Life”, about a recipe from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics. He promised that at least one person liked the broccoli more than steak.<p>This post has since become the most popular in the history of his …

Recipes

As a space exploration target, why does Venus get no love?

A whole generation of space scientists are mourning what may be the lost opportunity of a lifetime: Earlier this month, when<p>NASAcompiled its roster of planetary probes to be launched over the next six years, Venus was left off the list — again.<p>According to Paul Voosen of Science Magazine, it could …

35 Bean Recipes for All Your Plant-Protein (and High-Fiber) Needs

“Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be …