Like many of the best Italian dishes, an authentic arrabbiata is extremely simple and requires only a few ingredients to make. But when all things are considered, can there be any doubt that penne all'arrabbiata truly is the king of all tomato pasta dishes?
Many people think of adopting a vegetarian diet as an inherently difficult act of self-denial. But with interest growing in the Mediterranean diet, vegetarian no longer means bland and boring.
Caesar’s name has always evoked strong reactions from politically engaged members of society. To some, he represented tyranny; to others, he represented the dissolution of a morally bankrupt state.
Ten songs which provide an overview of Leonard Cohen’s oeuvre, and capture in an accessible way many of the enduring themes that characterise his work: love, loneliness and God.
The common assumption is that it is to the Athenians that we owe many of our customs, but upon closer inspection we may find that their great rivals can tell us more about ourselves than we assume.
Why are we attracted to sad songs when surely we wish to be happy? It has to do with a feeling of authenticity: for a person whose nature can respond to them, sad songs are far from depressing.
Trump presents himself as the inheritor of the Jacksonian tradition. But while he uses populist rhetoric, to what extent is Trump's agenda genuinely aligned to the principles of Jacksonian Democracy?
Many people dismiss poetry as irrelevant as they are uncomfortable with the word itself, and with the stereotypes associated with it. Fundamentally, they are not entirely sure what poetry really is.
Carbonara in Italy is still prepared according to the traditional recipe, but elsewhere in the Western world, it is almost always overcomplicated.
Bob Dylan is the undisputed king of songwriting, but do his powerful lyrics count as poetry? And was the Nobel Committee right to award him the Nobel Prize for Literature?