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
26 February 2007
There should be a word for the uncelebratory righteousness you feel when a grim event illustrates your contentions....
Food and Drink
12 February 2007
Rocco Donvito died last week. Customers at the Da Rocco deli in Islington had known that he was very unwell, and would...
Food and Drink
29 January 2007
My greengrocer was offering cherries the other day. Cherries in January! There were punnets of raspberries, too. The...
Food and Drink
15 January 2007
I have made a few New Year resolutions. None of them involves dieting. Shop locally. This is quite an easy one to...
Food and Drink
18 December 2006
The most stressful cooking experience of the year approaches. In search of inspiration and reassurance, one turns to...
Food and Drink
11 December 2006
Hats off to Hugh Briss, an Amazon reviewer of Heston Blumenthal's In Search of Perfection. Briss actually tried, as the...
Food and Drink
13 November 2006
I have done a rough comparison between the cost of the fruit and vegetables I receive each week in my organic box and...
Books
08 May 2006
Lionel Shriver thoroughly deserves the success that has arrived, like a Lottery win, after nearly 20 years of...
Business
17 April 2006
This book arrives just as the Competition Commission has given preliminary clearance to a possible takeover of the...
Books
13 March 2006
This collection of six stories is rich with the unsparing intelligence that informed Valerie Martin's previous book...
Books
05 December 2005
This is a coming-of-age memoir. The genre, of which Peter Alson's Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie is my favourite...
Books
05 September 2005
John Irving recently told the Today programme: "I'm not really concerned about book reviewers." Yeah, right. Many...
Books
18 July 2005
What is a library? Once, the answer was straightforward: a library was a collection of books, and a lending library was...
Food and Drink
18 July 2005
Gastro-porn suggests various definitions. One was given on the Paul Whitehouse comedy series Happiness when Johnny...
Books
04 July 2005
Bob Dylan and Norah Jones will perform at a private party on 16 July to celebrate the tenth birthday of Amazon, the...

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