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Giorgio Locatelli cooks the perfect Sicilian pasta; defining female beauty

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 November 2011

Presented by Jane Garvey. In the latest in our Cook the Perfect series, Giorgio Locatelli shows Jane how to make pasta con le sarde, or pasta with sardines - a typically Sicilian dish, which showcases the distinctive flavours and chequered history of the island. The art historian Aileen Ribeiro has spent over twenty years trying to define female beauty in art. But how much of the beauty in the portraits that hang in our museums came from nature, how much from the artist's hand, and how much from the canny application of a bit of slap? And is there such a thing as universal beauty? At the end of October, Tunisia was the first Arab country to hold elections following their Arab spring uprising. So what is the future for women's rights now that the Islamist party, Ennahda, was victorious at the polls? And the playwright Sarah Lee on her play Snakes and Ladders, which was inspired by oral histories gathered at an Afro-Caribbean hair salon in Brighton.

Chapters

6 items
  • Cook The Perfect… With Giorgio Locatelli - Part 1

  • Tunisian Women's Rights

    Tunisia was the first nation of the Arab Spring to hold elections. So what’s the future for women’s rights now the Islamist party has won?

  • Cook The Perfect… With Giorgio Locatelli - Part 2

    Giorgio continues to show Jane how to cook the perfect pasta con le sarde – a dish which showcases the distinctive flavours and chequered history of Sicily

  • Aileen Ribeiro On Beauty

    Art historian Aileen Ribeiro has spent over 20 years defining female beauty in art. But how have our ideas been influenced by cosmetics, and is there such a thing as universal beauty?

  • Feedback – Maternity Care

    Do we need to improve men's involvement in antenatal care, hospital attendance and after the baby is born? Here’s what you had to say

  • Playwright Sarah Lee

    Sarah Lee discusses her new play, which offers insight into black women’s sense of image and identity, and how it was created in the basement of an Afro-Caribbean hair salon.

  • Cook the Perfect...Pasta con le sarde

    The London-based, Michelin starred chef Giorgio Locatelli grew up in Northern Italy, but fell in love with the cuisine and produce of Sicily when he visited for the first time in the late nineties. He has been going back with his family ever since. Giorgio shows Jane how to cook the perfect pasta con le sarde, or pasta with sardines – a typically Sicilian dish, which showcases the distinctive flavours and chequered history of the island.

    Made in Sicily by Giorgio Locatelli is published now.

    Cook the Perfect Pasta con le sarde
  • Women's Rights in Tunisia

    At the end of October, Tunisia was the first Arab country to hold elections following their Arab spring uprising. So what is the future now for women’s rights now that the Islamist party, Ennahda, was victorious in the polls? Jane discusses the issues with her guests Emma Murphy of Durham University who was an election observer, and Raoudha Ben Othman of the University of Tunis who stood as a candidate.

  • Aileen Ribeiro - On 400 Years of Female Beauty

    The art historian Aileen Ribeiro has spent over 20 years trying to define female beauty in art. But how much of the beauty in the portraits that hang in our museums came from nature, how much from the artist's hand, and how much from the canny application of a bit of slap? How has our idea of beauty been influenced by cosmetics? Do we underestimate the importance of make-up? And is there such a thing as universal beauty?

    Facing Beauty – Painted Women and Cosmetic Art is Published by Yale University Press (pub 30 Nov 2011) ISBN 9780300124866.

  • Sarah Naomi Lee - Snakes and Ladders

    Sarah Lee is a playwright – her debut play for radio I Can See You, which focused on the experiences of a mixed-race person struggling to come to terms with her identity, was broadcast to critical acclaim in 2007 and nominated for a Peter Tinniswood award. She has now written Snakes and Ladders to be performed at the Pavilion theatre in Brighton on Friday. Inspired by oral histories gathered as part of the Positive Hair Project, the play offers a compelling insight into black and minority women’s sense of image and identity. Sarah joins Jane to discuss the play and how it was created through a process of intensive workshops in the basement of an Afro-Caribbean hair salon.

    Snakes and Ladders
  • Listener Feedback: Maternity Care

    Following last week's discussion on involving fathers in maternity care, we asked, "Do we need to improve men's involvement in antenatal care, hospital attendance, and after the baby is born?" Here are some of your views.

    Woman's Hour discussion: Involving fathers in maternity care.

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