Sneezes & Sinophobia

BY ANASTASIA CHOO I am British-born Chinese. I am the second-generation daughter of Hong Kong immigrants who came over to the UK in the 1960’s and set up a successful business. My sisters and I grew up in leafy Hertfordshire and attended state schools where we were subjected to the occasional joke but didn’t suffer too badly from racism as people took us for who … Continue reading Sneezes & Sinophobia

Paprika Grilled Oysters

Ingredients: 6 big shell-on oysters  3 cloves garlic, finely chopped paprika and cayenne pepper  2 tablespoons salted butter, melted  lemon wedges, (optional) Method: Shuck the oysters and set aside. Top the oysters with the chopped garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add some melted butter in each oyster. Place under the grill for about 5-8 minutes or until they are cooked. Serve immediately with a squeeze … Continue reading Paprika Grilled Oysters

Libraries’ Descent to Marxism

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Sad to say that during my school years I never did have the chance to read 1984, nor its sister novel Animal Farm. My teacher opting instead to impose the illiterate, misandrist filth that is ‘The Colour Purple’ upon our impressionable eyes and tender ears – well, I say impressionable, there was a video circulating amongst the boys at that time of … Continue reading Libraries’ Descent to Marxism

Boris, Look Again at Trespass

CSM EDITORIAL We have all trespassed. Whether intentionally or unintentionally we’ve been on land we should not have been on. Perhaps we were exploring an old ruin or retrieving a ball. Maybe our map-reading skills got us lost or we saw a pretty stream we wanted to take a photograph of. Innocent enough? Perhaps trespassing shouldn’t be near the top of Boris’ or George Eustice’s … Continue reading Boris, Look Again at Trespass

Stir Fried Bottle Gourd & Shrimps

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients:  1 medium sized bottle gourd, peeled, thinly sliced 250gms shrimps cleaned, de-veined 3-4 green chillies 2-3 tbsp Cooking oil 1 small onion chopped 1 tbsp parsley leaves chopped 1 tsp  cumin powder ½ tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Method: In a pan heat oil and lightly sauté the shrimps. Remove and set aside. In the same pan add more oil, … Continue reading Stir Fried Bottle Gourd & Shrimps

Hollywood Party

BY ANDREW MOODY The general consensus in 2020 is that the HUAC hearings into Communist subversion that began in 1947 and saw many unfriendly witnesses (most famously what were known as ‘The Hollywood Ten’) blacklisted from the Hollywood industry were unconstitutional and fascist. Ed Harris and other notable liberals refused to applaud director and friendly witness Elia Kazan when he received his honorary Academy Award … Continue reading Hollywood Party