5 things Queen’s Park Folk are loving right now…..
What we are reading …Demon Copperfield by Barbara Kingsolve
A fresh take on ‘David Copperfield’, American author Barbara Kingsolver’s Demon Copperhead takes this very english coming-of-age novel to the mountains of southern Appalachia. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, the story explores violence, addiction and loss sharing the story of ‘Demon’s’ life in vivid colour. We loved the light and dark, joy and sorrow and know that it’s a re-telling that will stay with the reader.
What we are watching…The Bear – Disney +
Foodporn alert! High-end chef Carmine (Jeremy Allen White) inherits his family’s neighbourhood beef sandwich restaurant in Chicago after his older brother dies suddenly. He is forced to manage a chaotic staff, mounting debts — and his own unresolved grief. It’s sharply written, emotionally honest and incredible gritty, full of raw, powerful performances. Then it throws in the food, that will make you very hungry… Scrumptious tele.
What we are listening to…Maintenance Phase
Such a fantastic Podcast. With a mission to debunk junk science behind health and wellness fads, hosts Michael Hobbes and Audrey Gordon break down what we really want to know about what the celebs push our way. They are easy and engaging and at times it feels like essential listening. Out every Tuesday, add it to your Podcast musts.
What we are eating…Kasa & Kin
52/53 Poland Street, London, W1F 7NQ
Filipino street food anyone? Kasa & Kin is in the heart of Soho and has become a QPF fave in the last couple of months. Its name literally translates as ‘home and family’, which perfectly describes the atmosphere here. Naughty bakes, all day breakfast bar, lunch in their broth filled imbento boxes or stylish suppers, it’s all good. We can’t get enough of the lemongrass chicken Inasal and chilli king prawn skewers while sipping one of their papaya margaritas. Delish!
What we are doing…Puttshack
Westfield, Ariel Way, London, W12 7HB
Just about as much fun that you can have in Westfield these days without breaking the law… Puttshack has taken a trad game of mini golf, and fused it with space-age technology; it’s like crazy golf meets Las Vegas, with an ingenious electronic scoreboard for each hole making score keeping a breeze. Bonus points, mystery prizes, pop quizzes – it’s mini golf, but not as we know it. Beers and burgers are on the menu, and for once, “fun for all the family” actually applies.