Chilli peppers on sale in one of London's markets
Tale of a city: From hell to hipsville
By Bim Adewunmi - 07 August 12:13

Bim Adewunmi contemplates Hackney's inevitable gentrification.

New Statesman
Take a pinch of salt with your fish and chips
By Will Self - 25 July 17:05

And make sure it’s all soaked in pea wet.

The world on a plate, all in one city
By Felicity Cloake - 25 July 16:41

What takes your fancy? If you’ve got the time and hunger, you can sample every style of cooking known to man in the Big Smoke. From Jamaican jerk and Southern ribs to Turkish kebab, London is the place to be.

New Statesman
It helps when you've got a lot of bottle
By Nina Caplan - 19 July 9:31

Don't judge a book by its cover, but maybe judge a champagne by its bottle.

Cooking is the root of all evil
By Michael Brooks - 13 July 14:03

If we hadn’t learned to roast meat, many of society's ills would never have happened.

The staff of Colmans fish-and-chip restaurant
You’ll never find a better bit of batter
By Richard Ord - 11 July 16:21

It's a golden era for Colmans of South Shields, a century-old fish-and-chip restaurant.

Will Self: Authentic, schmauthentic at Mishkin’s
By Will Self - 11 July 15:08

The odour when I walked in the door was insufficiently schmaltzy and old-mannish – and the decor was way too studied in its dishabille.

A chocolate milkshake
Race to the finish, via a chocolate shake
By Felicity Cloake - 04 July 13:49

The London Olympics will boast the biggest McDonald’s in the world.

Will Self
Will Self on the trouble with restaurant critics
By Will Self - 27 June 12:34

Even restaurant critics learn eventually that eating is a bodily function like any other.

Vineyards in Australia
Australian wine wants to be more Kylie than Jason
By Nina Caplan - 20 June 17:28

The talent is there, if only we could get our hands on a bottle.

New Statesman
Expensive tastes can ruin your appetite
By Felicity Cloake - 13 June 16:52

You aren't always getting what you've paid for when eating out.

New Statesman
Sunrise, sea and sausages on the 6.45 boat
By Will Self - 13 June 16:09

The joint is called “Mariners” – which is fair enough: somewhere has to be – but there’s nothing oppressively nautical about the place.

New Statesman
Stuffed with cream cheese – and love
By Felicity Cloake - 23 May 17:41

The allure of Jewish food.

New Statesman
The darling buzz of May
By Alice Oswald - 16 May 18:13

Spring, when the earth tilts closer to the sun, runs a strict timetable of flowers. “The first ones out are snowdrops and crocuses, then you move into celandines in March. In April you’ve got dandelions, then all the tree blossom starting.

New Statesman
In this week's New Statesman: The Food Special
By Alice Gribbin - 10 May 17:32

How halal meat became the most reviled food in Britain | Our changing tastes, from WWII to today | E

Portrait by Muir Vidler for New Statesman
The Food Interview: Mehdi Hasan talks to Ed Balls
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 May 14:23

“George Osborne is welcome to try my pork dish”.

Kosher? It’s all around you
Kosher? It’s all around you
By Nina Caplan - 09 May 12:24

Does it seem as if Jewish cuisine has made no mark on Britain? Think again

In pursuit of perfection
In pursuit of perfection
By Helen Lewis - 09 May 11:39

Dining at Sur Mesure and Epicure on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, Helen Lewis discovers the ob

New Statesman
The story of our stomachs
By Sophie Elmhirst - 09 May 10:45

In 1947, kippers and condensed milk were among Brits’ top food buys. Today, we stock up on flavoured

New Statesman
Let ’em eat eggs!
By Will Self - 03 May 17:25

La belle France at Patisserie Valerie.

Going overboard at the captain's table
Going overboard at the captain's table
By Felicity Cloake - 26 April 15:03

The excesses of buffet dining.

In pictures: World's top 10 restaurants
By Alice Gribbin - 19 April 10:46

Alinea, the avant-garde Chicago restaurant headed by chef Grant Achatz, was recently named the world's top restaurant in a new guide by Elite Traveler magazine.

New Statesman
Broth with Bruno
By Will Self - 19 April 10:45

My seminal noodle experience was just after a walk through London's sewers.

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