Top 15 food blogs
By Elizabeth Bonner - 23 June 12:49

The Staggers presents its list of the top 15 food blogs from around the world.

The attack of the killer cucumbers (or not)
By Steven Baxter - 03 June 12:04

When everyone actually <em>is</em> going to die, no one will believe the tabloids.

Making heavy weather of airline food
By Will Self - 26 May 13:07

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all airline food aspires to the condition of potato dauphinoise - or, possibly, Irish stew.

The NS Interview: Heston Blumenthal, chef
By Helen Lewis - 16 May 16:10

“Sucking the heads off prawns is one of life’s great pleasures”

Welcome to Labour’s big-boned society
By Will Self - 12 May 13:31

I quite like that Channel 4 show The Secret Millionaire (Tuesdays, 9pm), in which a self-made Richie goes undercover among the unfortunate Dicks, his aim being to disburse himself of some of his well-gotten gains on worthy cau

Dining at the divine Browns
By Will Self - 27 April 12:34

I've been trekking round the country with No 1 daughter in order to vet universities.

Taste of a nation
By Helen Lewis - 07 April 17:11

Is there such a thing as English cuisine?

Merry England
By Felicity Cloake - 07 April 17:07

English winemakers are making great strides.

Why caterers are in the black
By Will Self - 31 March 15:30

Only one kind of meal comes with an erratum slip: the catered formal dinner.

Taking on Pig Business
By Helen Lewis - 09 February 13:30

Tracy Worcester's fight against the excesses of industrial pig farming reaches Brussels.

The Philosophy of Wine: a Case of Truth, Beauty and Intoxication
By Barry Smith - 15 December 9:49

Drinking good wine provides an occasion for pleasure, but it also provides an opportunity for thought.

Fresh baking and the flour of our youth
By Will Self - 15 December 9:41

Within a Budding Grove, with its hint at the similitude of erectile clitoral tissue and burgeoning plant life, is the somewhat suggestive translation of Proust's À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs given by C K Scott Moncrie

It’s all gravy down the Stockpot
By Will Self - 06 August 9:13

Will Self and Nick Lezard visit a no-nonsense Leicester Square restaurant.

Catching cod on the East Coast mainline
By Will Self - 23 July 9:16

My nephew Jack and I are heading south after an unsuccessful attempt to reach the remote Hebridean island of St Kilda. Facing the implacability of a force-nine gale, Angus the skipper demurred.

In bread with my doner
By Will Self - 12 July 8:58

I often have a kebab, though not as often as I might.

What a whopper
By Will Self - 25 June 10:35

The other afternoon I was cycling up the Mall when the Queen emerged from the gates of Buckingham Palace, so plumply erect in her customised Daimler that she resembled nothing so much as a cerise pouffe propped up in an old-fa

Inn it for the money
By Will Self - 14 June 9:02

"We're, like, regulars, aren't we?" I said to the attractively goofy young fellow who takes the role of maître d' in the new gastropub across the road from our house.

Big grumble in little China
By Will Self - 31 May 10:42

Circa 1969 the only restaurants in Britain were Chinese ones - or at least, that's the way I remember it.

Mussels from Brussels
By Will Self - 16 May 18:35

A long time ago, when I could still bear to eat in social contexts, I attended a dinner at London Zoo given by the Royal Zoological Society.

Empire of the bun
By Will Self - 01 May 11:35

If the historian Oswald Spengler were alive today, Wimpy is the kind of fast-food joint he'd be eating in.

The forward mulch of Labour
By Will Self - 17 April 16:39

Even people who know absolutely nothing about British politics of the past two decades still know that Peter Mandelson once mistakenly referred to mushy peas as guacamole in a Hartlepool fish-and-chip shop.

Away in a Manger
By Will Self - 29 March 13:31

Pret a Manger is the the mother of all pseudo-sophisticated sandwich outlets.

A peri British coop
By Will Self - 15 March 8:27

I find it absolutely mind-boggling that on our high streets there are more than 214 branches of Nando's, a restaurant chain originally started in South Africa by ethnic Portuguese refugees from Mozambique - but then I suppose

Breakfast of champignons
By Will Self - 26 February 10:45

At what mute, inglorious juncture in the history of British cuisine did the "all-day breakfast" make its appearance?

Pretty fry for a white guy
By Will Self - 15 February 8:21

One of the most realest meals there is in the so-called developed world is a hotel breakfast. I say this for a simple reason: no one - unless they are close to expiring - refuses it.

Real Meals: Mama said knock udon out
By Will Self - 29 January 10:25

Wagamama has been serving a bizarre fusion cuisine - part Japanese traditional, part English nursery slop - for nigh on 20 years now.

Who ate all the pies?
By Will Self - 14 January 6:27

To sit in Pizza Express is to partake in a mystic communion with the cosmopolitanisation of the Brit

Yule only regret it
By Will Self - 17 December 7:06

I'm not altogether sure Christmas dinner is a meal at all, let alone a real one; rather, it is the focus of all the faith, hope and joy - as well as the transgenerational neuroses and psychic dyspepsia - that we load on to tha

Just pour me bubbles, darling
By Nina Caplan - 17 December 7:06

Peace on earth and mercy mild probably aren't on most people's Christmas shopping lists this year - not if they're realistic.

Real Meals: attack of the one-foot sandwich
By Will Self - 26 November 5:41

If you're anything like me, you probably find the global dominance of the Subway sandwich chain bewildering.