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There is something rather lovely about a long leisurely Sunday breakfast, surrounded by the myriad of sections to the Sunday paper. With a pot of coffee to hand Ed and I can sit, sip and read, occasionally commenting to each other on something, or pointing out an article we think that the other should read.
Monday to Saturday we consume our news digitally, reading either the laptop, or the tablet edition of the paper. It is cheaper, greener and certainly more convenient, you don’t have to leave the flat certainly, and if you do not have a the paper delivered you have the luxury of e-reading it whilst still in bed, or in your dressing gown.
I really enjoy the magazine sections of the weekend papers, and it is usually the first section I turn to. I rarely buy physical copies of other magazines these days. The newspaper magazines are up to date, relevant, cover a wide, and sometimes eclectic, range of content and importantly are cheaper than the glossies. If I have a journey or flight I’ll quite often save the weekend paper magazine for that – once read I can rip out any pages I want to keep.
This Sunday The Sunday Times Magazine has a new look, with the introduction of the new Life section, billed as a guide to modern living. I naturally turn straight to the food section, Florence Knight’s brunch recipes – blood orange and rosemary juice, poached eggs with braised eggs & creme fraiche or Chestnut pancakes, bacon and syrup make my Valentine’s day treat of croissants and homemade jam seem just a little less special. I make a mental note to eat brunch for supper one day in the coming week, and to add the requisite ingredients to my internet food shop.
Flicking though the pages I see that AA Gill has reviewed Sartoria, where I dined a few years ago. The restaurant was being refurbished when I walked past a few weeks ago and it seems that now it has reopened I need to return for lunch. I am amused by the wine column, which features wines to pair with boxed sets on Netflix – how about something smooth and steady for some melodrama, or for the uncomfortable viewing of The Man in the High Castle, a bright lemony Riesling will further set your senses on edge?
As well as the food I have read about Canadian ice fishing huts – a gorgeous photo essay; learnt what it like to be attacked by and escape a bear, and made a resolution based on Matt Rudd’s Body column, which handily is on the page before the food.
The rest of the magazine I’ll tuck into my bag to savor on a train journey later this week, or curl up under the duvet with to read before an early night for the week ahead.
I was paid a fee by The Sunday Times to write about their new look magazine – all opinions our own.