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These Cannelloni Enchiladas Are the Comfort Mashup We Need

For chef and cookbook author Ixta Belfrage, “fusion food” isn’t a bad thing.


Ixta Belfrage seems like she’s from everywhere all at once. She was born in London, but spent much of her childhood in Tuscany and often visited Mexico, where her grandparents lived. Later she’d move to Brazil, her mother’s home country. And all along the way, Belfrage ate and helped cook, plucking foods and flavors that would eventually inform her palate and culinary career.

Belfrage’s global experiences often confuse people. “No, I’m not Mexican, but I love it. No, I’m not Italian, but I love Italy. Yes, I am half Brazilian.” But it’s this multicultural melange that’s reflected in Belfrage’s cookbook Mezcla, which translates to, “mix,” “mixture,” “blend,” or “fusion” in Spanish.

In her first solo cookbook—a former chef at Yotam Ottenghi’s test kitchen for four years, Belfrage co-authored Ottolenghi Flavor—she pulls from a lifetime of eating. In Mexico, she remembers watching cooks pound chiles and press tortillas in her grandparents’ kitchen. You see this inspiration in dishes like her Cheesy Roasted Eggplant with Salsa Roja and Torta Ahogada with Shrimp Miso Bisque.

Ilha Grande, a Brazilian island three hours from Rio de Janeiro, is a relatively quiet paradise where she’s spent time with her parents and friends. “There are so many of these little fish shack restaurants around the island where you can eat meals with the water lapping up around your feet,” she recalls. Specifically a bowl of seafood stew called moqueca is one of Belfrage’s favorites. In her book, find a recipe for Caldo de Feijăo with Spicy Pine Nut Oil, a dish she loved ordering with her oldest best friend, Roma, with whom she would frequent Bar do Mineiro in Santa Teresa on rainy days, Belfrage recalls in Mezcla.


Jofra Archer x Marcus Rashford 🫡


Marcus Rashford and the goal celebration that is transcending football


Marcus Rashford is the most in-form player in the Premier League, if not in European football. The Manchester United forward has scored 10 goals in as many games since returning from the World Cup, already twice as many as last season. When playing like this, he is that rarest of things: a player who can score at any moment, in any manner, from anywhere.

Yet, whether it is a toe-poke from inside the six-yard box as against Manchester City, the screamer from long range in the defeat to Arsenal, or a brilliant solo run through defenders as though they are not there like against Nottingham Forest in midweek, there has been one common denominator. Since the turn of the year, all of Rashford’s goals have been followed by the same celebration, one that had not been seen before this spurt of unstoppable form. You know how it goes. He runs to one of the corner flags, stands still, perhaps closes his eyes, but always points his index finger to his temple.

Its first outing was after his winner away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on New Year’s Eve, the same day that he had been left out of the starting line-up by Erik ten Hag as punishment for sleeping in and turning up late for a meeting. It has followed every goal that Rashford has scored since, from the late strikes against Bournemouth and Everton, then twice in quick succession against Charlton Athletic and after his winner in the Manchester derby.

Like Alan Shearer’s raised hand, Gareth Bale’s ‘heart’ and Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘siu’, it is becoming a trademark. The only question is: what is the reasoning behind it? Rashford wants to keep its full meaning under wraps, preferring to keep people guessing, to the extent that he has even kept his cards close to his chest when asked about the celebration by United’s in-house media team. Those who have suggested Rashford copied Aurelien Tchouameni’s similar celebration after his goal against England in Qatar are eagle-eyed but wrong.


Here's What Went Down at Paris Fashion Week Men's AW23

Mon Dieu! The ’fits in Paris were colder than winter in the City of Love this week. From futuristic, 3D-printed models by Reebok, RAINS and Dior to collaborative chaos from ASICS, sacai and Junya Watanabe, there was plenty of teeth-chattering footwear for sneakerheads to get around. Chitose Abe dusted off the Nike Footscape (hooray!), while AURALEE and Bricks & Wood both nailed their latest New Balance collaborations. Of course, there was also much, much more.

Now that the dust has finally settled, it’s time to recap one of the wildest fashion weeks in recent years.



3D Printing

Behold, sneakerheads: the future! 3D-printed footwear continues to gain traction in the sneaker industry, and the machines have been whirring over time in Paris. Utilised by Kim Jones and Dior, the Parisian imprint used the tech to drive their ‘Carlo’ designs into the future, with the dress shoes the best example yet of Dior’s desire to bring 3D-printed shoes to the commercial market. Installing a quicklace system above glossy black leather tongues, the intricate, 3D-printed weave incorporates subtle Dior branding at the heels and underfoot. Currently, we’ve only seen a matte black finish for the shoe (the white pair pictured was simply part of the design process).

Elsewhere, Denmark’s RAINS tapped industry leaders Zellerfeld to produce their very first iteration – the aptly named ‘Puffer Boot’ looking like an object of interstellar fascination. While we’re yet to confirm an official release date, Zellerfeld seems certain that the megalithic silo will ‘inspire more printed shoe designs to go the oversized route in the future.’ Not to be left out, Reebok also plugged in the printers, hooking up with BOTTER for the Venus Comb Murex Shell, a silhouette using HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology. Somewhat similar to the unreleased Yeezy D Rose, the deepsea design actually took cues from Murex seashells – the very same with which Greek Goddess Venus combed her hair. Hey, if it’s good enough for a Greek Goddess!

Rise of ASICS

If anyone was in any doubt about ASICS’ rise in the footwear industry, Paris AW23 put it to bed. From the launch of the Brain Dead x ASICS Gel-Nimbus 9 to collaborations with AWAKE NY and Andersson Bell, ASICS were on fire all week long. Not for the faint of heart (or weak at the knees), Brain Dead’s gaudy GEL-Nimbus 9 split sneakerheads right down the middle, with the mind-melting medley of colours simply too much to handle for some (alas, we’ll most certainly be stunting pairs at SF HQ). Seoul-based fashion label Andersson Bell also got in on the ASICS action, the exclusive GEL-Sonoma 15-50 boasting an adroit blend of fashion and utility. Arriving in a trio of eye-catching colourways, the model was originally conceived as a technical runner optimised for trail running. Always a centrepiece of their collaborations, Andersson Bell’s storytelling took centre stage. The trio of colourways this time revolved around ‘ASICS World’ – a strange place full of peculiar plants and creatures.


Europe in the jaws of history


It is very difficult to count the negative effects on Europe, and it takes some time to come to terms with some of the long-term implications. Nevertheless, after the initial shock one year ago, European leaders started to see more clearly the global ramifications of this tragic clash between two Slavic nations and the potential further escalation of their conflict. European solidarity with Ukraine – in military, as well as humanitarian sense – has been remarkable, but it remains a challenge to reconcile the open-ended war effort with the economic interests of the EU itself. For years, the European Union has been working on the concept, and the policy, of strategic autonomy. This dossier suddenly disappeared in a deep drawer in February 2022. Europe suddenly switched to security mode which also meant following the leadership of the US.

The European strategy in response to the Russian invasion has aimed at encouraging Ukraine and mobilising Western support, but it has not come without risks. In order to provide moral support to Ukraine’s war effort, EU leaders started to overstate the chances of Ukraine joining the European Union. They used bogus language (for example about Ukraine belonging to the European family) to make Ukrainians believe that somehow their country could naturally fit in the EU structures as we know them today. When speaking publicly with Ukrainian politicians about the chances of EU accession, the populist narratives suggesting that the speed of EU accession depends on the bureaucratic performance in Brussels, and not on the country in question matching EU standards and rules, frequently popped up, without being rebutted by EU officials.

At the same time, when speaking to the EU citizens, EU leaders constantly downplayed the expected costs of economic warfare. No wonder Europeans were disappointed when the sanctions imposed on Russia were not helping to force the aggressor to end its campaign and leave Ukraine alone, and even more when the continent slid back again into economic recession and started to face a long-term decrease in growth potential and living standards. Europe ended the year 2022 remarkably united in unwavering support for Ukraine, a new financial aid package was even adopted, together with another round of sanctions against Russian officials, as well as business and media persons. On the other hand, European views remained diverse regarding expectations about how the war should end, what kind of post-war security architecture should be built, and how much room would remain for restarting economic cooperation with Russia, once this war is over.

It is therefore quite remarkable that even without a coherent all-European view about the future, a new continental organisation was launched on 6 October: the European Political Community (EPC). Though surrounded with a high degree of scepticism, the EPC offers a broad framework to include the UK as well as potential future members of the EU. For sure, the EPC would need to be further developed to prove its added value and its potential to help members fulfil their ambitions for peace, justice, and sustainable prosperity. But as a first act, it still is an important one to start the construction of order when much of the daily action is still tied down by the ongoing war, and by the efforts to deal with its immediate consequences.


be ultra aware of white power accelerationist false flags if the Memphis murdercop vids cause issues

those motherfuckers are just ITCHING to kick off a race war



The Base is part of a growing wing of the white power movement that refers to itself as “accelerationist.” In most scholarly contexts, the term is used to describe a movement separate from the white supremacist variation. Other ideological variants of accelerationism seek to push beyond capitalism by bringing it to its most oppressive and divisive form, prompting a movement to build a just economic system in response. In the case of white supremacists, the accelerationist set sees modern society as irredeemable and believe it should be pushed to collapse so a fascist society built on ethnonationalism can take its place.

What defines white supremacist accelerationists is their belief that violence is the only way to pursue their political goals. To put it most simply, accelerationists embrace terrorism. Accelerationists aren’t part of a new movement. They’re just an iteration more inclined toward terroristic violence than has existed in recent decades.

The Base is one of many self-styled accelerationist groups to crop up in recent years. In many ways, their model was the Atomwaffen Division (AWD), a neo-Nazi group whose members have been accused of multiple murders since 2017. Some individuals have participated in both The Base and Atomwaffen. (Richard Tobin, for example, was a member of both AWD and The Base.) Other groups with similar aesthetics and rhetoric appear to be forming online – in some cases, it is unclear whether they exist simply to produce propaganda or they are forming actual organizational networks. Many post images bearing their group’s logo with such directives as “Burn your local synagogue!” Some encourage followers to attack specific targets.

“We advocate political terror and murder against jews and politicians among other things. We have accepted that the (((system))) cannot be saved, rather it must be destroyed,” one group posted on Telegram in February. The group used an antisemitic “echo” – a triple parentheses symbol employed to mark someone as Jewish, or an organization as being allegedly controlled by Jews. “In order to accelerate the inevitable collapse of the jewish nightmare society we must not follow the rules of the (((system))) but ACT against it.”


Shithole Governor Kristi 'raped 10yo forced to give birth' Noem posing with a MAGAt paedo

(Rethugs ARE the Paedo and Rapist Party)

Jan 25
A South Dakota GOP county chairman has been charged with possession of child pornography that included illegal videos of children.
Jan 25
Rocky Hayes, 47, former Jones county chairman, has been charged with 3 counts of possession of child pornography.




"enjoy the sex in prison": NBC Reporter Relishes Evicting Tenant in Bleak Instagram Posts

what a POS!


A senior national political reporter at NBC News decided, for some reason, to share his delight at evicting a tenant in a series of mocking Instagram stories on Tuesday, according to a report.

Marc Caputo uploaded screen-recordings of texts sent between himself, a property manager, and the tenant occupying a house owned by Caputo in Key West, Defector claims.

The messages chronicled the tenant pleading for more time as Caputo refuses, referring to the tenant as a “junkie” and telling the property manager he hopes the tenant “enjoys the sex in prison.” In one post showing a screenshot of a message from a producer asking him to do a live TV broadcast, Caputo allegedly wrote: “...of course TV wants me on in the 2 pm hour. A live eviction wd make for good TV.”

When the property manager text Caputo saying the tenant “doesn’t have anywhere to go and nobody has any love for him,” Caputo allegedly replied: “He will have a gun to his head in almost a literal sense because law enforcement will be there.” NBC News declined to comment to Defector about the posts, while Caputo said his actions were “born out of deep frustration that I transmuted into mockery of a terrible situation.”

Read it at Defector

Sweden 'should not expect Turkey's support over Nato': Erdoğan after Koran burning

Sweden reacted with caution after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned the country should not expect his backing to join Nato following the burning of the Koran outside Ankara's embassy in Stockholm.


People set on fire a Sweden flag during a small protest outside the Swedish consulate in Istanbul.

Erdoğan’s furious comments further distanced the prospects of Sweden and Finland joining the Western defence alliance before Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary polls in May. Turkey and Hungary are the only Nato members not to have ratified the Nordic neighbours’ historic decision to break their tradition of military non-alignment in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has promised that his parliament would approve the two bids next month. But Erdoğan has dug in his heels heading into a close election in which he is trying to energise his nationalist electoral base.

“Sweden should not expect support from us for Nato,” Erdoğan said in his first official response to the act by an anti-Islam politician during a protest on Saturday that was approved by the Swedish police despite Turkey’s objections. “It is clear that those who caused such a disgrace in front of our country’s embassy can no longer expect any benevolence from us regarding their application for Nato membership,” Erdoğan said.

Sweden reacted with extreme caution to Erdoğan’s remarks. “I cannot comment on the statement tonight. First, I want to understand exactly what was said,” Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom told Sweden’s TT news agency.


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