A whole new lifestyle

I never thought I'd welcome the transformation of the Staggers into a lifestyle guide for virile epicureans, but last week's issue has converted me. This morning, my wife gave me an earful for undercooking the quail's eggs, so I took Frederick Forsyth's advice (Diary, 2 April) and smashed her face in. I feel much better now and plan to celebrate with a bottle or three of the Scruton-recommended Meursault (Wine, 2 April) - can't wait for that "stained-glass light in a distant chancel" feeling.

Basil Ransome-Davies

This article first appeared in the 09 April 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Duel for the Tube