Abi Powell

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Guardian Film Awards: longlist focus - best scene

A movie in microcosm. A watercooler fave. A possibly-dodgy YouTube rip. An endlessly emailed link. What are the moments that stick with you from this season's contenders? And which great sequences are missing from our longlist?<p>Alan Partridge lip-synching to Roachford in the car in Alan Partridge: …

21 Things Every Traveler Wishes They Owned

I just want a comfy pair of sweatpants I can wear on a plane.

The Mysterious Book That Nobody Can Read Or Decipher

It's a book that contains 360 pages, is based on an imaginary world and comes complete with pages upon pages of hand-drawn illustrations that are …

Beef Wellington with spinach & bacon

This comforting classic gets a smart makeover, thanks to a layer of spinach, pancetta and a red wine gravy<p>Ingredients<p>700g-800g beef fillet, cut from …

Recipes

Recipes that make the most of mushrooms

Mushrooms never fail to bring flavour to a dish and a smile to Diana Henry’s face<p>When I was cooking the pie recipe below I got waylaid. On the hob was a pan full of sliced chestnut mushrooms fried in olive oil – briskly, so they’d get a good colour – with a knob of unsalted butter and seasoning …

Curtis Stone's Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Sexy chef Curtis Stone shares his recipe for a brunch favorite: blueberry pancakes.<p>HOTCAKES WITH DELICIOUS BLUEBERRY COMPOTE<p><b>Serves 4</b><p><b>BLUEBERRY COMPOTE</b><p>18 ounces fresh blueberries1/4 cup sugarGrated zest and juice of 1 lemon1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)<p><b>HOTCAKES</b><p>1 cup fresh …

Dark Chocolate Waffles

6 Servings<p>Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons …

Chocolate gingerbread brownie bars with fudgy icing

These luxurious bars are based on a classic flourless cake, so they're rich and light in equal measure<p>Ingredients<p>400g dark chocolate, broken into …

Dessert

12 Hot Breakfast Bowls for a Toasty Breakfast

12 warming, filling bowls of goodness to make for breakfast<p>When it's cold outside, you need a hot breakfast. Sure, you could make eggs and toast—but there's something about eating your meal out of a bowl that's extra cozy. From oatmeal to grits to salmon, here are 12 hot breakfasts bowls to start …

Spicy Spiked Hot Chocolate

4 Servings<p>The addition of an anise-flavored liqueur turns this hot cocoa into the liquid version of chocolate-covered licorice.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1 cup heavy cream<p>⅓ cup sugar<p>½ ancho chile, lightly crushed<p>1 cinnamon stick<p>½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise<p>3 oz. bittersweet …

The fourth wave of feminism: meet the rebel women

The campaign for women's liberation never went away, but this year a new swell built up and broke through. Since the early summer, I've been talking to feminist activists and writers for a short book, All The Rebel Women, and as I tried to keep up with the protests, marches and talks, my diary …

Kyriarchy

<b>Kyriarchy</b>, pronounced /ˈkaɪriɑːrki/, is a social system or set of connecting social systems built around domination, oppression, and submission. The …

Chick lit? Hate the term. Love the genre | Lucy-Anne Holmes

Fiction that focuses on women's emotional lives could also empower readers if authors embraced the fourth wave of feminism<p>Commentators say we are experiencing a fourth wave of feminism, and many of these same commentators cite No More Page 3, the campaign I founded, as playing a part in this. But I …

One-pot wonders: dinner recipes for cold winter nights

One-pot meals are delicious, easy and - crucially - low on the washing-up afterwards. Lindsey Bareham, author of a new book on one-pots, shares three of her favourites<p><b>Cinty’s French Fish Pie</b><p>Cinty, pronounced Kinty, is the sister of a friend and this is her foolproof recipe. It’s as good for one as …

The best places to eat out in Chinatown – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:15 pm, January 22, 2014 in Food & Drink<p>Fans of film noir will remember Roman Polanksi’s 1974 movie ‘Chinatown’, with the remarkably …

Melt, Chop, and Drizzle Your Way to Choco-Cookie Nirvana

Featuring chocolate in nearly every conceivable form—melted, chopped, and drizzled—these cookies are a veritable cocoa triathlon<p>It's easy to put the chocolate in the cookie. But what about adding it three times? Featuring chocolate in nearly every conceivable form—melted, chopped, and …

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Sadly – though perhaps predictably – overlooked amid this year’s raft of Oscar nominations, <i>Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)</i> thankfully doesn’t need …