Is any vegetable more underrated than the surprisingly versatile Swiss chard?
Hot buttered toast and Wensleydale are the simple joys of the single man
Food writers have made the simple stew far more complex than it needs to be
Is eating Black Forest gateau the way we mourn lost culinary innocence? Asks William Skidelsky
What better preparation for a heart op than a meal near an old meat market?
Why is it that most of the devoted amateur chefs I know are men?
What does Delhi nostalgia taste of? Mango, Marmite and masoor dhal
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton
Kathryn Hughes <em>Fourth Estate, 525pp, £20</em>
How can you cook paella outside Valencia, and still feel like a man?
Aphrodite's golden apple, the quince, is the perfect food for modern lovers
Snacking on razor clams and coley at the world's best food market
Food - As summer ends, there's time for one last visit to the organic market, writes Michele Roberts
Observations on restaurants
America, home of the hamburger, leads the way when it comes to food writing
The moral universe of this splendid novel hinges on a stray sausage roll
Observations on criticism
On a Greek island paradise, fresh fish and doughnuts are food for the soul
After two hours in a Russian steam bath, only vodka and blinis will suffice
The Hungry Years: confessions of a food addict
William Leith <em>Bloomsbury, 296pp, £10.99</em>
Single women shouldn't drink or dance, but they can collect snails
Curry: a biography Lizzie Collingham
<em>Chatto & Windus, 318pp, £16.99</em>
Do you ever stop to wipe the baked-bean juice off the lid of your swing-top bin?
Creme de cassis needs carefully prepared fruit - and a waning moon
Picnics with my mother involved as few man-made elements as possible
New Labour has fallen out of love with farming. Agricultural reform is useless unless Britain and de
Food for thought: community cooking
Food has become a global commodity. People can no longer name the parts of an animal. But Peter de B