Loretta Barnard

A moving feast: Cinema’s greatest culinary tales

 Culinary fare in Cinema is a subtle feast, bringing people together, as well as driving them apart. One this is for sure, is that it looks far better than the food we sneak in to view it.

    La Grande Bouffe, Like Water for Chocolate, Chef, No Reservations, Julie and Julia – food in the ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is a freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of a wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

A tepid love triangle solved by drugs: Translating Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’amore”

Donizetti’s opera tells the story of a military alpha jock who fights it out with a local derelict for the hand of a well-to-do lady who wants nothing to do with either. Add a mysterious potion and you have a story of love that is as beautiful as it is awkward. Bravo.

Welles

Know who you’re Googling: Orson Welles

Orson Welles. Philanderer. Egotist. Auteur. With his long-dead project exhumed by Netflix, why not share your breakfast with Orson. Just mind your fingers. And your manners.

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