Come and join us for one of the last performances of the year. This Saturday, 14th December we will be hosting Peter Jasband in what will be an incredible Jazz set. Bookings can be made on 011 486 3631 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter: @oddcafe
The Chimp Store is a boutique clothing store in Leeds, UK that will proudly display the new Spring/Summer collection of adidas Originals in 2014. Their only problem is that they just can’t wait that long to show them off, which is why they commissioned the help of British artist Chris Anderson to recreate to-scale versions of the upcoming styles using 100 percent recycled cardboard.
Anderson’s eco-friendly versions of the “Stan Smith,” “Campus,” “Superstar Shelltoe,” “ZX700,” and “ZX8000″ sneakers feature Adidas’s trademark parallel bars and perforations, logos whittled from masking tape, and even matching shoelaces cleverly fashioned form jute twine. With such attention to detail, sneaker fans are likely to lust after the upcoming release even more than before.
Text and images from PSFK, by Ross Brooks, with info and images sourced from The Chimp Store and Ecouterre
The Tiny Desk Concerts started as a joke. NPR’s online music producer Stephen Thompson jokingly suggested that artist Laura Gibson perform on Bob Boilen’s desk during All Songs Considered, a show hosted by Boilen. Thompson and Boilen had seen Gibson perform at 2008’s SXSW but had not heard much of her performance due to the noisy crowd. This performance was the beginning of what would become a series of intimate performance that have featured over 200 international artists across all genres, including South African Grammy winning artists Soweto Gospel Choir, Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi, and some of our favourites: Valerie June, Macklemore & Ryan, The Cranberries, and many more. Celebrating their 200th session in March 2012, Gibson performed four tracks from her then new album.
Tiny Desk Concerts are curated by Boilen and you can access them on their YouTube channel, or from the NPR.org website. They have hosted more than 250 different artists from all over the world.
Especially interesting is the new posting they have put up on First Listen, one of their regular music properties, of jazz god Thelonious Monk’s performance in Paris in 1969. We. Are. Blown. Away. Click on the image below to have a listen.
This Saturday will feature the #LiveMusic awesomeness of this talented duo: Beukes&Delaney. Not to be missed. Performance starts at 730pm. Bookings on FB: OddCafe Greenside, Twitter: @oddcafe, Email: email@example.com or tel. 011 486 3631
The following recipe is not the property of Odd Cafe, but rather adapted from a Polish foodie blog: http://karmelowy.pl/, with mouthwatering indulgences. Called Apple and Pear Dutch Baby, the recipe is a Dutch baby (very thick pancake), filled with caramelized apples and pears, drizzled with a whiskey-salted caramel sauce. Here goes:
Ingredients for the whiskey-salted caramel sauce:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp bourbon
pinch of salt (optional)
Ingredients for the batter:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
Ingredients for the filling:
1 medium apple dessert
2 tbsp butter
icing sugar for dusting
Place a 25 cm baking dish or cast iron pan in the oven and preheat to 220 °.
Whiskey-salted caramel sauce: In a small heavy saucepan, add sugar and water and stir very little, just enough to wet the sugar.Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. After the sugar is dissolved, increase the heat and bring to a boil without stirring and cook for about 8 minutes or until the sugar is amber in color and just past the smoking point. If you stir before this, your sugar will crystalize. Swirl the syrup in small circles to make the colour uniform. Remove from heat, carefully whisk in the cream, whisk in cream, whiskey and salt, whisking constantly until combined. The cream may bubble and splatter so caution must be exercises. Set aside and let cool, it will thicken as it cools. Be very careful, let it cool before tasting.
Start the Dutch baby: make the batter by mixing together all of the ingredients. Remove the preheated pan or baking dish from the oven, grease with 1 tablespoon of butter and pour in the batter. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
Meanwhile, peel, core and slice the apple and pear. In a sauté pan or skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat and add the apple and pear slices. Cook until crisp-tender, for about 3 minutes, cautious not to overcook. When apples are tender, remove from pan and set aside.
Remove the Dutch baby from the oven and arrange the apples and pears in a fan formation. Then drizzle the whiskey-salted caramel sauce over the apples, and dust with the icing sugar. Cut into 4 slices and serve.
Yes, it is true Jozi On Fire will be held on Monday 23 September due to the public holiday on Tuesday (yay, more recovery time!)
This month, oDD Cafe, Openroom & Ray-Ban present Trevor Rebello & Gangsterdam! What an amazing line up!!! We start the show off at 8pm, but remember to get there early as there are no table booking for Jozi On Fire.