Zinedine Zidane: What I’ve Learned

I have an affinity with the Arabic world. I have it in my blood, via my parents. I’m very proud of being French, but also very proud of having these roots and this diversity. Diversity is a great advantage for any family. Children who have parents of different nationalities speak different languages and learn from different cultures.…

The best bacon sandwich in Britain right now…

I’ve eaten more bacon rolls, sandwiches and butties than is probably good for me. Or anyone. From five-star hotel to dockside café and most places in-between I’m speaking from experience and a lot of research. And although the conclusion is always an opinion, it’s one I’m clinging to – at least until something better can…

Paperlung

After seven years away, former Boo Radleys singer Sice has come in from the wilderness and formed a new band, Paperlung. He spoke to Time Out about the new venture and why the end of The Boo Radleys was a relief… [For Time Out magazine. April 2006] Why were you away so long? What were…

Prima cinema

Home cinema worthy of the name… if you can afford it Let’s start with the bad news. There is an informal club called the Bel Air Circuit and you’re probably not a member, nor will you ever be invited to join. Founded decades ago by movie moguls including Louis B Mayer and Daryl Zanuck, it’s…

Rules of the game

London’s oldest restaurant is still one of its greatest pleasures, especially in game season London 1798, sometime around lunch. A ruddyfaced man is sat browsing a newspaper in Thomas Rule’s new restaurant on Maiden Lane. Admiral Nelson’s fleet has just destroyed the French ships at the Battle Of The Nile, and to help pay for…

The meal deal

Dubai has become one of the world’s best cities for fine dining. So how did this happen, and can the city sustain this huge boom in high-end restaurants? In many ways, Dubai is comparable to Las Vegas. While neither had a long history of fine dining, both were desert towns pushing for tourism and the…