BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
2 tbsp butter 2 cups butternut squash, cubed 1 yellow bell pepper 4 cups vegetable stock 2 tbsp fennel Salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp edamame bean seeds, boiled 2 tbsp cream Basil leaves, to garnish
Heat a pan and add butter, butternut and yellow bell pepper; sauté. Transfer the mix to a slow cooker or pan with 4 cups of stock. Add fennel. Bring it to the boil and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and discard the fennel; then cool.
Use a blender to make a smooth purée. Strain and warm again. Season the soup with salt and white pepper.
Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté the edamame bean seeds lightly.
To serve, top the soup with beans and cream. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired. Serve hot.
IN ACTION: 1 Showing off his physical prowess in 2 Alongside Natalie Dormer in the seventh season of GOT Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in 1974.
“I knew about Daredevil and Jessica Jones because I was familiar with the Netflix shows,” Jones said, “What I liked about it is that they were taking these superhero characters, but actually making them people,” he continued. “They had issues, there was complexity to the characters that grounded them in the real world, and they weren’t just these fantastical, perfect superheroes. They had nuance.
Once he got involved with Iron Fist, Jones read some of the character’s comic books to gain “an idea of tone.”
However, he emphasised that, having spent several years on Game of Thrones, he had learned that “on an adaptation, you’re dealing with your own version of a character and the show runner’s and the writer’s.”
The show casts Jones as Danny Rand, a billionaire’s son long assumed dead in the same Asian plane crash that killed his parents. He survived, however, and was raised by monks in a mystical city called K’un- Lun. There the monks trained Danny in the martial arts and helped him master the power of the Iron Fist.
As the series begins, Danny returns to New York, where he grew up, to reclaim his name and his family’s company. Few people are pleased to see him, however, and some are actively displeased— notably childhood frenemy Ward Meacham ( Tom Pelphrey) and his sister, Joy ( Jessica Stroup), who are now running the Rand company.
“Danny’s a really complex character,” Jones said. “He’s always stuck in the middle of opposing forces. On one side he’s a very vulnerable, lost spirit who’s suffered from incredible trauma when he was younger. He lost his parents, had to growupinaveryforeign environment. He’s very fragile, very vulnerable.
“And, on the other side, he’s this highly skilled, trained warrior who has a responsibility to the Iron Fist and feels
March 24, 1988 ( age 28), London, England
DID YOU KNOW? Finn has a huge following on Instagram because he uploads pictures from his travels! His username is Finnstagram ( not to be confused with Finstagram; see page 12)