Felicity Cloake write the food column for the New Statesman. She also writes for the Guardian and is the author of  Perfect: 68 Essential Recipes for Every Cook's Repertoire (Fig Tree, 2011) and Perfect Host: 162 easy recipes for feeding people & having fun (Fig Tree, 2013). She is on Twitter as @FelicityCloake.

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Food and Drink
03 October 2011
In theory, the new apple season should present the conscientiously egalitarian shopper with the ideal opportunity to...
Food and Drink
19 September 2011
Cool can be a perverse concept. Take the current vogue for speakeasy bars - faithful re-creations of which would seem,...
Food and Drink
29 August 2011
Once upon a time, we could afford to lord it over our northern neighbours. They might have low crime, great design and...
27 June 2011
There was a time when cookery books, spotted with grease and reeking of long-digested dinners, were strictly...
07 April 2011
If there's one thing we love in this country, it's pouring a drink and settling down for a good moan about how rubbish...