COOK UP A STORM AT HOME: Guinness Six Nations Cook-Along
On Saturday 27th February at 1pm, Guinness will host a live cook-along with online cooking platform MOB Kitchen and top rugby talent including England and Scotland legends Ugo Monye and John Barclay. Kicking off via Facebook Live, the virtual event will show you how to make a tasty Welsh rarebit cheeseburger at home to enjoy while watching the rugby. Head to the MOB Kitchen website for the ingredients list.
TUNE INTO THIS NEW PODCAST: The Kennedys
This new Spotify podcast is a deep dive into one of the most powerful and influential families in American history. From the presidential assassination to the cold cases and coverups that have followed the family since JFK’s inauguration in 1961, The Kennedys analyses all of the clan’s major scandals and tragedies. There are 11 episodes to listen to, varying in length from ten minutes to two hours. The Murder of a Mistress is one of the most interesting episodes we’ve heard: the ex-wife of a top CIA official and former mistress to JFK was murdered in Washington DC, but was she a victim of random street crime? Or the target of a larger conspiracy theory?
DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: Nick By Michael Farris Smith
Based on the character of Nick Carraway from F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, this new novel by Michael Farris Smith imagines Nick’s untold previous life as a soldier in World War 1. Before Nick moved to West Egg and fell into Gatsby’s world of glamour and excess, he was deep in the trenches at the centre of a very different story. Nick is a romantic story of self-discovery – whether you’ve read The Great Gatsby or you skipped the classic text at school, this update makes for a stylish weekend read.
EAT WELL AT HOME: Butlers Wharf Chop House
Butlers Wharf Chop House is renowned for its quality meat, and has just launched a range of three classic meat-first meal kits. A steak and ale pudding kit features a smoked salmon starter, triple cooked chips and spring greens; a steak kit comes with peppercorn sauce, triple cooked chips, broccoli with crispy shallots, and a red wine and shallot gravy; or go all out with the cote de boeuf kit which includes a tiger prawn starter, 1kg of aged cote de boeuf with Chop House butter, triple cooked chips and a veg medley. Each kit also comes with a bourbon sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream. Based on two people sharing, kits start from £65 and are available for delivery to London postcodes.
LISTEN TO SOMETHING NEW: Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight
Foo Fighters have just released their hotly anticipated tenth studio album. After teasing fans with singles at the end of last year, Medicine At Midnight is a full nine-track LP that fans of the Seattle rockers can now blast out of the speakers. Waiting On A War – one of our favourite tracks – is a feel-good, up-tempo song in classic Foos style that was made for weekend listening. Whether you’re a longtime follower or new to the band, this is a new release that has something for everyone.
DRINK WELL AT HOME: Caskshare
Elevate your home bar with some quality whisky from Caskshare. The new online platform lets you distil your very own cask of whisky, then delivers it straight to your door. There are a wide range of flavours to choose from, and experts are on hand will guide you through each step of the process. Once your cask has matured, you’ll be able to order the bottles in, or send some to friends and family. This is a great way to learn the basics of distilling, with bottles starting from £49.
WORK UP A SWEAT: PureGym App
PureGym has just added more than 400 free workouts to its app, so you can up your fitness levels at home. Choose from a range of workouts on demand, all of them led by fitness professionals and PureGym instructors. Options include cardio classes, strength training sessions, and yoga and Pilates workouts. You don’t need a membership to watch the videos – simply sign up as a guest to get access to the classes. The martial arts-style combat classes are a great full body workout to try this weekend.
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Angels In America, National Theatre At Home
Directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Marianne Elliott, Angels In America has just been added to the National Theatre’s at-home online streaming service. Set in 1980s New York City during the height of the Aids crisis, Louis (James McArdle) learns that his lover Prior (Andrew Garfield) has contracted the disease. Unable to come terms with Prior’s illness, Louis eventually abandons him. Meanwhile, Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt (Russell Tovey) and his wife Harper (Denise Gough) are debating a move to Washington DC. When Joe and Louis strike up an unlikely friendship, the lives of the two couples become intertwined and they must both come to terms with the breakdown of their relationships in a time of crisis. Subscriptions to National Theatre at Home cost £8.32 per month.
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