Can the food at a festival rival the music line up? Mina journeys to the Scottish Highlands for Rockness, where the food on offer makes as much noise as the bands on stage…Read more ›
Articles by: Mina Holland
A professional hedonist and writer, Mina is South London born, Norfolk bred and a little bit Hispanic at heart; her eclectic roots and insatiable greed have fuelled an interest in food, culture and food culture. She has a weakness for octopus, good quality drinking vessels and reggaeton. She is a Contributing Editor at The Observer.
“As a kid I had a sentimentally-illustrated bible, depicting events in the Holy Land circa 2000 years ago. They were pretty, in a chocolate box kind of way, but somehow they didn’t make the place seem real.”Read more ›
Street food fever is upon us, and with good reason. Both quick and cheap, the nomadic hawkers who circulate festival fields and line London streets are opening people’s eyes to new cuisines and foods. They’re even giving us a taste of the high-end restaurants that some people can’t afford, like [...]Read more ›
Despite renewed tensions over the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Britain have peacefully collaborated to produce a wine of dual nationality. Or, more correctly, a “fruit-based alcoholic beverage.” Lovechild of the British Chapel Down vineyard, Wines of Argentina and Gaucho restaurants, the “beverage” has been made from 1,500 kg of grapes [...]Read more ›
The word is out about Norfolk, and as a near-native this fills me with both joy and dread. England’s flattest county is loaded with attractions; beaches, sailing and crabbing, vast skies begging for kites, freckles of woodland, real ale and mussels, and gastro pubs galore. In recent years especially, the [...]Read more ›
“Her vocals were at once those of a big cat and of a butterfly – a flurry of emotions vocalised instinctively and immediately. It was only later that I realised this was what soul music was.”Read more ›