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February 8, 2017 Susan Elkin

Shampoo is a con

So Gary Barlow didn’t shampoo his hair for 14 years. Sensible chap. I haven’t applied detergents and chemicals of any sort to...

January 25, 2017 Susan Elkin

Soup: tasty, healthy and multicultural

‘Beautiful soup so rich and green, waiting in a hot tureen sings Lewis Carroll’s lugubrious Mock Turtle in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland....

January 20, 2017 Susan Elkin

Fun with much maligned soya beans

Let’s hear it for soya beans, sometimes called endame beans. And I don’t mean dreadful processed stuff pretending to be something else....

January 10, 2017 Susan Elkin

February 14? Ignore it.

It’s the exploitative, expensive, tacky season of tat. St Valentine has a lot to answer for.  “Valentine’s Day” is commercially driven codswallop....

November 26, 2016 Susan Elkin

Don Giovanni (Susan Elkin reviews)

What a success the Marlowe Theatre is, five years on from its rebuild. I’ve seen its main space full for pantomime, Philharmonia...

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