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It was a case of remembrance of things past when Ham&High reporter Harry returned to this Belsize Park institution - but instead of a madeleine, it was a creme brulee that brought tears to his eyes

Kerstin uses the Italian corn porridge to make chips and dips, an alternative to pizza and a delicious lemon and rosemary cake

Michael Solomon Williams and the ‘Friends of Ally Pally Station’ have carved out steps and sown planters on a steep plot behind the platforms during lockdown

Eva Riley’s tale of a lonely teen in a seaside town is sensual and sensitive with a touching central performance by Frankie Box

Wine expert Liz rounds up the best pinks from Italy France and Spain - and encourages staycationers to enjoy a picnic in an English vineyard

After cooking her way around the world during lockdown, Frances digs out her kitchen diaries and opts for the English culinary nostalgia of souffle and trifle

Film review: Proxima

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Eva Green is a trainee astronaut who spends all her time getting ready for a mission that we never see while resenting the fact that she will miss her daughter in space

Andrews flies the flag for modern Americana with a triumphantly raw, reflective set

Lisa from Hackney’s Weeknight Diner Cookery School serves up a fuss-free meal to share with friends

Islington Personal Trainer Pennie spells out the dos and don’ts of returning to your workouts post lockdown

The story of how Crouch End columnist Caitlin Moran came to be a journalist has likeable performances and witty lines that don’t quite translate from the page

The tart fruit of the gooseberry bush is ideal for a creamy fool or sugary pavlova says Kerstin, or turn seasonal Picota cherries into a chilled Summer Pudding

Film review: Arkansas

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Strong performances in a seedy tale of Deep South drug dealing that strips away any glamour for the criminal underworld

Our gardening correspondent praises examples of floriferous front gardens or even those which take over station platforms and parking spaces

Part of the mighty Camden Town Brewery empire, the bar is adapting to post lockdown restrictions by going al fresco says MD Adam Keary

English strawberries for an American treat on Independence Day

A nice film for the nice people who live in London’s middle-class Richard Curtis world but with likeable characters and lashings of innocence, it has a certain charm

Lee Min-jae’s romzomcom is implausible and inconsistent but also inventive, good-looking and funny

The art-pop veterans, now in their sixth decade as Sparks, proffer another pick’n’mix of surreal nuggets

With an elliptical script and a gift for composition Hylnur Palmason’s Icelandic study of betrayal and grief is slow paced but effective

The Ham&High’s wine expert makes her recommendations for summer drinking

Liz talks to several producers in the Languedoc-Rousillon who put sustainability and the environment at the heart of their wine-making

A documentary about New York Antiquarian booksellers sounds boring, and it is: charmingly, endearingly, reassuringly dull.

A fascinating portrait of America’s foremost working director as a film student and documentary maker

Frenetic, full-on and danceable new wave debut from Canada’s best new band

Wildlife expert Bob pores over the latest London Bird Report and considers the winners and losers in our urban skies

John and Katie Plews who have run Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre for 20 years say without a cash injection by October they will close

Lindsay Anderson’s scathing but unwieldy satire in which a crumbling NHS hospital is a microcosm of our nation’s failings, seems timely now

The story of how record exec Drew Dixon disclosed her rape allegation against her former boss is timely, painful and well told

In International Refugee Week, the director of the Islington charity describes the effect of lockdown on her vulnerable members and how art has helped them

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