The good chef
By Bee Wilson - 26 June 13:00

<strong>Relish: the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chef

</strong>Ruth Cow

Making a meal of it
By William Skidelsky - 19 June 13:00

When it comes to eating badly, we Brits are truly democratic

William Skidelsky
By William Skidelsky - 05 June 13:00

Organic burgers and fair-trade coffee: it can only be a literary festival

Food of the gods
By James Montague - 05 June 13:00

Observations on miracles

Hunger pangs
By Jonathan Meades - 05 June 13:00

<strong>Bad Food Britain: how a nation ruined its appetite</strong>

Joanna Blythman <em>Fourth Est

Michele Roberts toasts a farewell
By Michele Roberts - 29 May 13:00

Milk, the first food we remember, is what we turn to when we lack comfort

William Skidelsky goes in search of perfect brains
By William Skidelsky - 22 May 13:00

I finally tracked down some sweetbreads, located between "fries" and "lights"

Michele Roberts cooks pork a la Henry James
By Michele Roberts - 15 May 13:00

A dish from Tours prompts Yvette to prod with a fork and ask: "What's this?"

Jamie leaves a nasty aftertaste
By Brendan O'Neill - 08 May 13:00

Observations on food by <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

William Skidelsky tips a winner
By William Skidelsky - 08 May 13:00

Real cooking trumps celebrity in an entertaining culinary contest

Pimp my snack
By Kathryn Corrick - 01 May 13:00

Observations on confectionery

Michèle Roberts dsiscovers the perfect railway caff
By Michele Roberts - 01 May 13:00

On my way to Wales, I discover an oasis in the desert of railway catering

Michèle Roberts discovers a weed that is welcome
By Michele Roberts - 24 April 13:00

Dandelions may be rabbit food, but they are just as delicious as rabbit itself

Drink - Shane Watson gives her top ten tippling tips
By Shane Watson - 17 April 13:00

Ask for tap water and say no to Cristal - my top tips for drinking this summer

William Skidelsky finds fast needn't be bad
By William Skidelsky - 17 April 13:00

In my view, eating is a bit like sex: there aren't enough ways you can do it

Michele Roberts fires up the grill
By Michele Roberts - 10 April 13:00

As a heretic, I want to replace the fires of hell with the fires of grills at Easter

William Skidelsky finds pans tainted with celebrity
By William Skidelsky - 03 April 13:00

Buying pans, I've found, lets you indulge your secret Jamie Oliver fantasies

Michele Roberts enacts the perfect equinox ritual
By Michele Roberts - 27 March 13:00

Eggs and chopped vegetables: all you need to enact the perfect equinox ritual

Another crossroads for the crisp
By Joe Moran - 27 March 13:00

Observations on snacks

Sex O'Clock High
By Patrick Leigh Fermor - 20 March 12:00

Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 1 March 1963. The author of <em>The Traveller's Tree<

William Skidelsky cooks the book
By William Skidelsky - 20 March 12:00

A deranged culinary quest provides an offbeat parable of our times

Mark Thomas - won't give the world a Coke
By Mark Thomas - 13 March 12:00

As Jamie Oliver whizzes around on his Vespa of health and schools knock the sale of fizzy drinks on

Michele Roberts wants a return to the stocks
By Michele Roberts - 13 March 12:00

If you have time to watch TV after supper, you have time to make stock

William Skidelsky dreads apres-ski in Kent
By William Skidelsky - 06 March 12:00

Only in the French Alps would a cheese toastie come topped with foie gras

Michele Roberts finds fulfilment in Munich's food markets
By Michele Roberts - 27 February 12:00

True fulfilment is found not in heaven, but in Munich's food markets

Half art, all biscuit
By William Skidelsky - 27 February 12:00

A Chinese artist has sculpted an entire city from HobNobs, Digestives and Rich Teas. Can he be serio

Grease is the word
By Katharine Quarmby - 20 February 12:00

You may have thought junk food had been banned from schools. Well think again, because behind the sc

Diary - Julian Clary
By Julian Clary - 20 February 12:00

The fishy offerings at the <em>New Statesman</em> lunch were even harder to stomach than the gloomy

William Skidelsky applauds a protest
By William Skidelsky - 20 February 12:00

The mind may forget nauseous trauma, but the body never does

Michele Roberts cooks up some really sexy tripe
By Michele Roberts - 13 February 12:00

From gastroporn to wedding-night recipes, food and sex are intimately linked