Some London enthusiasts guide me through why D&D, back in the headlines thanks to Stranger Things, is such a wonderful way to spend time with friends.
Some London enthusiasts guide me through why 'D&D,' back in the headlines thanks to 'Stranger Things,' is such a wonderful way to spend time with friends.
The old-school Games Workshop tabletop title and its 40k sci-fi cousin are both massive. I attended a London gathering to see what it's all about.
It takes hours to pulverise the meat required for haleem—the Indian Arab curry—using a traditional wooden utensil. Chef Muhammad at London’s Lahore Kebab House has been cooking the dish since 1987.
“Some people come in and are surprised to see Indian food on the menu,” says David Parey, owner of London Trinidadian eatery Roti Joupa. “They think Caribbean food is just rice and peas.”
Mannish water, the classic Jamaican dish made from the balls and meat of a male goat, claims to leave a man with loins burning so hard, he’ll need to call an ambulance. I recently tried some that got me pretty hyped-up.
Betel nuts are chewed all over Southeast Asia for their mild stimulant properties, but in India it resembles a snack more than a mere drug. I went to Southall to sample some of the paan, as it's called, and attempt to get a buzz.
Bhaktivedanta Manor is a sanctuary for members of the Hare Krishna movement living in London and the UK. There, devotees lovingly raise dairy cows for milk, yogurt, and cheese while treating their animals as sacred beings rather than just livestock.
Making cakes, serving tea, and cooking fish and chips (with lemonade batter) has helped turn recovering addicts' lives around in the North of England.