Wine & Food

In defence of dinner parties

My wife prefers restaurants. She’s wrong

15 Aug 2016

There like a shot: where to eat grouse on the Glorious Twelfth

A guide for anyone stuck in the capital rather than a grouse moor.

12 Aug 2016

How breakfast became the brattiest meal of the day

The range of choice is turning us all into monsters.

12 Aug 2016

The joy of ugly food

It’s time to embrace ugliness in cooking.

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

Cake expectations: A guide to afternoon tea

It’s one of the great English contributions to civilisation, this mid-afternoon break for tea and cake.

9 Aug 2016

Can an ancient Hellenic concept solve Greece’s food crisis?

Greece is looking backwards to help it move forwards.

4 Aug 2016

Bake a Breton cake, wrap up warm and head to the sea

When I feel homesick for the sea, I bake this cake.

Why breakfast still trumps brunch

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

27 Jul 2016

In defence of cheap mayonnaise

There’s a reason some of the most beloved items in our kitchen cupboards have survived so long.

26 Jul 2016

How to be confident with custard

I’m pretty sure I’ve finally cracked custard.

Summer calls for Pimm’s, not Aperol Spritz

At university we used to fill up paddling pools with the stuff. But where has Pimm’s gone this summer?

21 Jul 2016

On the pleasures of nostalgia glamour

It was never about the food.

19 Jul 2016

‘Perfect Instagram fodder’ – Rawligion reviewed

It’s not easy being green, as Van Morrison sang. It’s not cheap either. One of the chief criticisms of pretty-girl…

12 Jul 2016

What will Brexit mean for British food?

The EU has transformed the way we buy, cook, eat and think about food.

Theresa May’s Ottolenghi revelation is gobsmacking

Forget footwear. The most telling thing about Theresa May, as suggested in interview with Robert Peston, is her cookbook collection…

5 Jul 2016

What will heaven be if not a charming room in Islington, full of delicious food? – Smoke & Salt reviewed

Upstairs at the Chapel Bar in Islington, the windows at Smoke & Salt overlook a terrace bedecked with pot plants and…

15 Jun 2016

Food in the nude isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: The Bunyadi, reviewed

I’m not a stranger to getting my kit off. I once spent a day on the tube in a bikini,…

13 Jun 2016
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Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

Frozen fish, insipid sauces, dry bread and cheapskate pizza

6 Jun 2016

For the ultimate posh picnic, the sky’s the limit

Silver napkin rings £350, basket with bike attached £33,659… or come back down to earth with classy tin plates for £5.95

6 Jun 2016

Will these new apps be an Uber for eating?

EatAbout and Dish Next Door connect chefs and amateur cooks to hungry diners, cutting out the restaurant trade entirely

5 Jun 2016

Amazon.grub

Violet Hudson throws a dinner party using Amazon’s food delivery service

4 Jun 2016

At 19, heavy drinking was the only one way I could prepare for University Challenge

Our opponents were already in the studio looking brainy and sober

4 Jun 2016