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

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

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

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

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

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

A Japanese delicacy that isn't
By Christopher Reed - 13 February 12:00

Observations on whales

William Skidelsky eavesdrops on Madonna, Guy and pals
By William Skidelsky - 06 February 12:00

You couldn't make it up: Madonna, Guy and pals overheard at posh noshery. By <strong>William Skedlsk

Drink - Shane Watson suggests a liquid way to profile your date
By Shane Watson - 06 February 12:00

If your date has a skinny macchiato, extra hot, he's a control freak. Be warned

Is nutrition a public policy issue?
By Staff blogger - 30 January 12:00


Michele Roberts finds infinite variety in leeks
By Michele Roberts - 30 January 12:00

The leek is the green queen of every Norman's winter vegetable garden

William Skidelsky takes stock of stock
By William Skidelsky - 23 January 12:00

Stock-making is a dying art, and may soon cease to exist altogether

We didn't invent fish and chips
By Patrick West - 23 January 12:00

Gourmets say "traditional" dishes are being bastardised, but they are missing the point

Michele Roberts
By Michele Roberts - 16 January 12:00

I prefer a butcher's shop that looks like a butcher's shop

William Skidelsky chides copycat eateries
By William Skidelsky - 09 January 12:00

Islington's trendiest eatery has spawned an unsuccessful imitator

Diary - William Leith
By William Leith - 09 January 12:00

This Christmas I go to one party, drink a few glasses of wine, and catch the train home. I can tell

Michele Roberts feeds the dead
By Michele Roberts - 19 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Michele Roberts hosts a Christmas feast for the dead

Roger Scruton creates a perfect fish soup
By Roger Scruton - 19 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Roger Scruton reveals his recipe for fish soup

A taste of Patagonia
By Stephen Brasher - 19 December 12:00

NS Christmas - Stephen Brasher, the NS's resident baker, cooks up a Patagonian treat

William Skidelsky observes good Indian cooking
By William Skidelsky - 12 December 12:00

We ate our butter chicken and dhal in true Indian style - with our hands

Michele Roberts urges women not to cook at Christmas
By Michele Roberts - 05 December 12:00

Forget hovering over eight different vegetables and enjoy Christmas

It's all about sex
By Kate Taylor - 28 November 12:00

Observations on truffles

William Skidelsky thinks the versatile Swiss chard underrated
By William Skidelsky - 28 November 12:00

Is any vegetable more underrated than the surprisingly versatile Swiss chard?

Michele Roberts shares the simple joys of single men
By Michele Roberts - 21 November 12:00

Hot buttered toast and Wensleydale are the simple joys of the single man

William Skidelsky finds himself in a stew
By William Skidelsky - 14 November 12:00

Food writers have made the simple stew far more complex than it needs to be

William Skidelsky longs for a culinary thrill
By William Skidelsky - 07 November 12:00

Is eating Black Forest gateau the way we mourn lost culinary innocence? Asks William Skidelsky

Michele Roberts enjoys a hearty meal in Smithfield
By Michele Roberts - 31 October 12:00

What better preparation for a heart op than a meal near an old meat market?