Tom Jones

Dungeons and Dragons

I Learned How to Play ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ at a Refreshing Meetup

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.
Tom Jones
8.23.16
Gaming

I Learned How to Play ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ at a Refreshing Meetup

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.
Tom Jones
8.23.16
Curry

You'll Need Nine Hours and a Ghotni to Make This Curry

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.
Tom Jones
3.14.16
Trinidad

Why Curry from This Caribbean Takeaway Might Taste Indian

“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.”
Tom Jones
11.30.15
JAMAICA

Jamaica's Famous Aphrodisiac Soup Got Me High, But Didn't Get Me Off

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.
Tom Jones
10.18.15
Ecco the Dolphin

The Ketamine Secrets of Sega’s ‘Ecco the Dolphin’

The unlikely connection between a drug-addicted scientist and a cute video game character.
Tom Jones
3.16.15
VICE vs Video games

The Ketamine Secrets of ‘Ecco the Dolphin’

The unlikely connection between a drug-addicted scientist and a cute video game character.
Tom Jones
3.16.15
balls

Turkish Testicles Aren't a Load of Bollocks

I went in search of something a little unknown to the standard London palate: koç yumurtası, or Turkish lamb’s testicles. You'd better believe that these were some creamily flavourful balls.
Tom Jones
1.5.15
Drugs

I Tried to Get My Buzz On at London's Betel Stands

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.
Tom Jones
12.5.14
uk

These Dairy Cows Have Attained Krishna Consciousness

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.
Tom Jones
11.28.14
addiction

Cooking Has Helped Turn Recovering Addicts' Lives Around

Making cakes, serving tea, and cooking fish and chips (with lemonade batter) has helped turn recovering addicts' lives around in the North of England.
Tom Jones
8.19.14
London

Sikh Temples Aren't Just About Eating Free Indian Food

Community is sacrosanct to Sikhs. They are not to be fucked with. That same notion means that they are generous in giving back, especially when it comes to langar, an incredible meal that is free for anyone who wants it.
Tom Jones
4.24.14