Nicholas Clee, the NS food columnist, is the author of Don’t Sweat the Aubergine: What Works in the Kitchen and Why (Short Books). He is a former editor of The Bookseller, and writes about books for papers including the Times, Guardian, and Times Literary Supplement.

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Food and Drink
24 April 2008
Several years ago, a friend who works in IT informed me that cookbooks were about to become redundant. People would...
Food and Drink
10 April 2008
The best bit of roast pork is the crackling. That is what we fans of crackling say, although it cannot be quite true -...
Food and Drink
27 March 2008
May I make just one more point in defence of Delia Smith, who has been accused of attempting to undermine the nation's...
Food and Drink
13 March 2008
I have not bought a ready-meal for years. But I am a regular purchaser of the kinds of products that Delia Smith has...
Food and Drink
28 February 2008
If there is one thing more depressing than sitting at a table with children who reject what you have cooked, it is...
Food and Drink
14 February 2008
Until recently, I considered "no pre-cooking required" lasagna to be one of the most irritating foods ever invented. It...
Food and Drink
31 January 2008
Some types of cookery seem to belong to the most nerdish branch of hobbyism. Why pursue them, when there are acceptable...
Food and Drink
17 January 2008
When you examine your shopping bag and your conscience, how easy do you feel? If you are a carnivore, is the meat free-...
Food and Drink
03 January 2008
This column has quoted Elizabeth David's sensible advice on the subject of cassoulet (which may, she says, be...
Food and Drink
13 December 2007
Christmas pudding is a dish that, like sprouts, we may eat out of superstitious caution rather than affection. It is a...
Food and Drink
29 November 2007
I quite like ice cream. That is not a sentence you see very often. Ice cream usually inspires an adoration that begins...
Food and Drink
15 November 2007
Ask vegetarians who once ate meat what they miss most, and there is a good chance that they will mention bacon...
Food and Drink
01 November 2007
I am addicted to Heston Blumenthal's BBC2 series In Search of Perfection. The addiction is odd, because this is the TV...
Food and Drink
18 October 2007
The weather remains mild, but the leaves are reddening and falling. As soon as that happens, I regain my appetite for...
Business
04 October 2007
The apple season is late - to put the matter optimistically - at our local Tesco Express. The Braeburns are from South...

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