Ancient Iraq. Dates. Art. Cooking. A link made possible by Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, whose artistic recreation of the winged bull Lamassu stands guard on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square – the plinth...

I had 35 hours to spend in Los Angeles.  Top of my restaurant list was the quirky fermentation-focussed restaurant, Baroo, in an East Hollywood mini-mall off Santa Monica Boulevard.  When seen from across the parking...