Wendell Steavenson is the author of Stories I Stole about Georgia, The Weight of a Mustard Seed about Saddam’s Iraq and Circling the Square, Stories from the Egyptian Revolution. She contributes to the New Yorker, the Guardian and Prospect Magazine, and writes the Eat Life column for Spectator Life. She lives, via the Eurostar, between Paddington and Montmartre.

A pizza comes out of the oven at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele in London

The best pizza in the world is in… Stoke Newington

L’Antica Da Michele brings a Neapolitan institution to London – and improves it

4 Apr 2017

The British chefs conquering Paris

While traditional Parisian restaurants still stew in a century-old jus, young British chefs are showing the way ahead

23 Mar 2017

Restaurant review: L’Arpège, Paris

Alain Passard is a French chef who has put his faith in vegetables

1 Mar 2017

Restaurant review: Eneko at One Aldwych

Eneko strives to give the hearty cuisine of the Basque Country a refined edge

25 Jan 2017

The unheralded glory of Georgia’s gastronomy

Wendell Steavenson visits Mimino, a restaurant bringing Georgian delicacies to London

4 Jan 2017

Where sampling gin is a serious business

214 Bermondsey is a gin-lovers’ paradise, even if you don’t get a slice of lemon with your G and T

17 Nov 2016

War weary: Dubai escape

My Holiday Hell: After six months in a war zone I could not understand relaxation, could not understand safety

3 Nov 2016

A raw deal in a vegan paradise

At Notting Hill’s Nama the food comes clean, crisp and barely cooked

2 Nov 2016

Shetland is the place for perfect fish and chips

The chefs at Frankie’s take fish and chips seriously. And it shows

9 Sep 2016

Cafe society for Hampstead intellectuals

The Coffee Cup isn’t a restaurant. It’s a place where you can have food.

5 Sep 2016

How gentrification killed the jellied eel

Jellied eels were London’s original fast food. That was, until the hipsters arrived in the East End.

25 Aug 2016

A post-Brexit meal with London’s Italians

Anchovies, ravioli and Italian gin

19 Aug 2016

Can I convince my father to like chicken?

He is eighty one, walks with a cane, and is a traditional sort of British gent. And he has never liked chicken.

10 Aug 2016

Why breakfast still trumps brunch

Brunch is neither one thing nor another thing. Better to stick with breakfast and lunch.

27 Jul 2016

On the pleasures of nostalgia glamour

It was never about the food.

19 Jul 2016