NS Drink column
The gourmand bird catches the worm
By Nina Caplan - 26 March 1:00

There comes a point in every gourmand's life when she must face the awful truth: she is out of synch with the world.

Living life in the fast lane
By Felicity Cloake - 15 March 11:26

Lunch is for wimps: many of us relish giving things up occasionally.

City of gins and creative spirits
By Nina Caplan - 05 March 0:00

The dictionary says: "a clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavored with juniper berries".

Hungry for love? Forget the chocolates
By Felicity Cloake - 20 February 0:00

As we've been forcibly reminded in recent weeks, Valentine is the patron saint of love (as well as of bee-keepers, epileptics and plague victims) -

A supper table from 'Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.
Fame of the game
By Felicity Cloake - 25 January 16:52

Once seen as the preserve of kings, game is cheap, nutritious, flavourful, and a healthy choice. And

The mourning after the night before
By Nina Caplan - 23 January 0:00

Hold on to your heads, fellow drinkers: January is upon us and I propose to discuss hangovers.

A diet is for life
By Felicity Cloake - 09 January 0:00

Feeling a bit on the porky side post-Christmas? Thought of taking that new wonderdrug that friends s

New Statesman
Into the valley of the vines
By Jason Cowley - 02 January 0:00

The afternoon I arrived in the Barossa Valley, in the state of South Australia, I was warned that an unusually severe storm was forecast in what was proving to be a turbulent summer of unseasonable rain and floods.

The Aztec history of your festive dinner
By Felicity Cloake - 08 December 11:41

Dare to challenge the orthodoxy by refusing to incinerate your Christmas turkey.

Knowing one’s station
By Will Self - 05 December 0:00

I meet Francis Kerline for lunch at the Terminus Nord, opposite the Gare du Nord in Paris.

Where the wild food is
By Helen Lewis - 05 December 0:00

Why foodies are getting excited about foraging

Much more than caffeine culture
By Nina Caplan - 28 November 0:00

Nina Caplan explores our enduring fascination with the seductive and addictive taste of the best cof

Fish is a dish best served warm
By Will Self - 16 November 0:00

I've been coming to the small, Devonian port town of Dartmouth for 20 years.

“I had some magical trotters on my wedding night”
By Helen Lewis - 16 November 0:00

The NS Interview: Fergus Henderson, chef at St John

Go with the grain
By Felicity Cloake - 14 November 0:00

Britain is progressing past “bake me a loaf as fast as you can” and rediscovering the pleasures of w

Rich and red and laced with politics
By Nina Caplan - 10 November 15:07

Nina Caplan launches her Drink column for the <em>New Statesman</em> with a tour of that most unlike

Mother Theresa, canteen angel
By Will Self - 07 November 0:00

The sweet pork with savoury rice (or potatoes) at £3.40 doesn't seem so bad to me, especially when it's perfectly tasty and comes piping hot on a damp, autumn day.

Crunch time
By Felicity Cloake - 31 October 0:00

Felicity Cloake mulls the protein benefits of an insect-filled diet.

After the romance à la carte, the prix fixe
By Will Self - 24 October 1:00

Strada is the cool pizza chain: it's the nouveau riche to Pizza Express's liberal bourgeois, the Campari to Domino's Carlsberg and the Fellini to Pizza Hut's Mike Myers.

New Statesman
This isn’t just hospital food
By Will Self - 10 October 1:00

My wife, who has had cause to spend some time in hospital over the past year, observes that if patients were told on admission that they would have to pay for their own food, they would have a fit - with a commensurate drain o

Core values
By Felicity Cloake - 03 October 1:00

Britain is rich in apples, but we eat only the boring ones.

New Statesman
Patois and patties at Twice as Nice
By Will Self - 26 September 1:00

Y'know, me don' see dat David Starkey much down 'ere on me manor, seen, tho' wevver it am because he be chi-chi man or foo-foo racist man me don't know.

The modern speakeasy
By Felicity Cloake - 19 September 1:00

Felicity Cloake celebrates a new and sophisticated golden age of the cocktail

Hustling up to the hatch of happiness
By Will Self - 12 September 1:00

There is a deep, almost primordial satisfaction to be gained from eating at a hatch.

Gondola ride of greed and exploitation
By Will Self - 29 August 1:00

After the unprecedented disorders of early August - a rending of the fabric of civility on a par with the sacking of Rome by the Visigoths - it behoves even this column, concerned as it is with the plebeians' daily bread, to n

Northern exposure
By Felicity Cloake - 29 August 1:00

Felicity Cloake explains why Scandinavian cuisine is giving the French a fright.

Getting stuffed in the Tardis of obesity
By Will Self - 15 August 1:00

"Mac-Dooonald's, Mac-Dooonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken anna Pizza Hut!

The day I went to scoff amid the highchairs bedizened with peas
By Will Self - 01 August 1:00

Here's a dinner for two with 1970s sophistication but modern-day products and prices: to start, a couple of prawn cocktails at £2.09 each; to follow, a brace of 8oz fillet steaks weighing in at £12.47.

The NS Interview: Ruth Rogers, chef
By Helen Lewis - 01 August 1:00

“None of my staff would work for a chef who bullied and shouted”

Can you stomach the all-you-can-eat buffet?
By Will Self - 21 July 10:50

I was meeting up with someone I worked with, ooh, getting on for 20 years ago and whom I hadn't seen for pushing 15. I was coming from Manchester; she from Soho, London.