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If the name “Tomorrowland” sounds familiar it’s because it is a long-established part of the Disney resorts world – hey, you may have even been there once upon a time (though if you’ve been to Disneyland Paris it’s rejigged there as Discoveryland).
It was part of Walt Disney’s obsession with all things futuristic, so no doubt he’d be air-punching in his cryogenic chamber to know that his Tomorrowland concept has now been turned into a film directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and starring George Clooney (we think you might be familiar with his work).
From what we know of the plot, which Bird co-wrote with Lost’s Damon Lindeloff, Clooney plays a reclusive inventor who reluctantly teams up with a young girl (Britt Robertson) after she manages to transport herself to Tomorrowland through a magic badge. We’re sure it’ll be zippier than that sounds.
Out on Friday 22 May
When April Bloomfield tells you exactly how to make a cup of tea, as she does in her first cookbook, A Girl and Her Pig, you’d better pay attention. Bloomfield, the British chef who has conquered New York with The Spotted Pig and The Breslin (and more recently San Francisco with Tosca), makes delicious food that doesn’t show off, which she constructs with laser-like precision.
While her 2012 recipe book was all about meat, her latest, A Girl and Her Greens, turns her attention towards veg, whether it’s pot-roasted artichokes with white wine and capers or sweet-corn ice cream with butterscotch. She even has a tongue-in-cheek section called “Top to tail”, which suggests ways to use the entirety of the plant such as a pretty appetizing looking recipe for whole baby turnips. And if Bloomfield tells you to try a salad sandwich, untempting as that may be, just do it.
Out on Thursday 21 May (Canongate)