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

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

Observations on snacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Observations on whales

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

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

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

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

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

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

Islington's trendiest eatery has spawned an unsuccessful imitator

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