Monthly Archives: November 2009

Burnt oranges and ballet music


I reached a point in a recipe once where I wondered whether I could really be bothered to dry-fry coriander seeds and then crush them. The person who’d written the recipe said something about this having the intoxicating smell of … Continue reading

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If you want to show your buttocks in Idaho, put on a ballet


From the Argus Observer in Idaho comes a lovely story about naked hockey players that would have delighted the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, author of Distinction, in which he argues that social difference is legitimized through culture. As a warm-up … Continue reading

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