Monthly Archives: May 2015

Martha Huntley’s Pavlova

4 egg whites
1 pinch salt
1 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp cornflower
1 tsp vinegar

Preheat oven to 150ºC. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar beating all the time… MOST IMPORTANT: make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Lightly fold the cornstarch, vinegar and essence into the mix. Turn the mixture out into the centre of a round baking tray lined with baking paper. Shape into a circle (away from the sides of the tray). Turn oven down to 140ºC and bake for 15 minutes, then turn oven down to 120ºC and bake for a further 1 1/4 hours. Let it cool in the oven overnight. Top with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and kiwifruit.

Sandra Jasper’s Tiramisú


500g mascarpone
5 eggs – separated in 5 egg yolks and 3 egg whites
5 spoons of sugar
two cups of cold espresso
savoiardi cookies (lady fingers)
dark chocolate powder

Mix mascarpone with 5 egg yolks and 5 spoons of sugar.
Whip 3 egg whites into egg fluff (test by turning bowl over your head).
Slowly fold in egg fluff with mascarpone cream.

Take a square dish. Dip lady fingers in cold espresso and cover the bottom of the dish. Add a layer of mascarpone cream on top, add another layer of lady fingers dipped in espresso, and add a last level of mascarpone cream. Cover the top with dark chocolate powder. Keep cold in fridge for a few hours before indulging.

TO:97 – Heitor Alvelos “Faith”

CD – 12 tracks – 40:20
Photography: Jon Wozencroft & Heitor Alvelos
Mastered by Denis Blackham

Track listing:

1. Errant
2. Exodus
3. Edict
4. Alluvion
5. Pseudoself
6. Vicarious Solace
7. The Way of Malamat
8. Peirasmos
9. The Other
10. Home, Elicited
11. The Hopeful Night
12. Dedication

Faith is the first full-length sound release by media researcher and curator Heitor Alvelos under his own name. Heitor Alvelos has been a long-time on/off collaborator of Touch, having on occasion provided photography and stage visuals for Biosphere, Fennesz, BJNilsen, Rafael Toral and Philip Jeck, as well as releasing sound pieces under the aliases Autodigest, Antifluffy and Before Surgery, on Ash International, TouchRadio and The Tapeworm.

“The essence of the present piece is autobiographical: therefore the use of my own name”, the author clarifies. “And yet it aims at being resonant to others”: in this context, resonance may be regarded as both semantic and visceral, as the sound frequencies on Faith are often of the kind that “rearrange one’s organs”, to quote the recently departed Bernadette Martou. A necessity in order to carry the gravitas inherent to the subject, a confessional confrontation with the zeitgeist.

All sources have been gathered, recorded and produced throughout five decades, all the way back to a recording by Francisco Alvelos in 1972 that closes the release. Elsewhere, sounds have been processed to various degrees, the bookends retaining their original contexts, others mutating into deep abstraction. Overall, they flow as one single composition, evocative and foreboding in equal measures.

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Budhaditya Chattopadhyay’s Lentil Curry

Lentils (Red Split)
1 tomato
1 onion
2 green chili
Oil (preferably olive)
Spices (turmeric, coriander, red chili powder, garam masala)

Clean the lentils in water.
Cut the tomato in small pieces.
Cut the onion, garlic, green chili and ginger in small pieces.
Boil lentils in a container until they become puffy.

Put oil on the frying pan and fry onion, garlic, green chili and ginger finely.
Add turmeric, coriander, red chili powder, garam masala and fry.
Add cut tomato pieces and fry.
Add boiled lentils on top, and stir well.