27 September 2004
Catherine Zeta-Jones, an actress who has famously made the transformation from up-for-it Welsh lass to Hollywood...
19 July 2004
As of now, the holiday season starts in earnest. Normally cautious people will have made a last-minute dash to the...
21 June 2004
Recently, I have taken to smoking the occasional cigarette, despite having been nicotine-free for five years. The...
Books
29 March 2004
When coffee was first introduced to English society it was considered correct to take it using a provang. This was a...
01 March 2004
I'm sad to say that this is my last column for the New Statesman. I don't want you to fall into bad habits when I've...
16 February 2004
How to afford to stock our cellar so we can drink in style is a question that vexes, well, some of us. One possibility...
02 February 2004
It hardly seems fair that Prosecco is so often considered a poor man's champagne. Thought of this way, as something to...
19 January 2004
Heaven knows where Angus got the bottle of Chateau Senejac, Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc 1992 that he presented my...
05 January 2004
Those of us who drank so much cider, aged 15, that we feel it rightly belongs only in the era evoked by Peter Kay stand...
08 December 2003
Bee Wilson, whose food columns used to grace these pages, has been writing a book on bees and honey, and she very...
24 November 2003
Most people taste champagne by looking at the label. So, to them, supermarket own-label exists to be considered...
03 November 2003
By now, woollen scarves and heavy coats will be free of mothballs and polka-dot dresses, string bikinis and Bermuda...
20 October 2003
How simple things used to be. Once, vegetarians were the only food fusspots around (I used to get my own back by...
06 October 2003
Why does drinking a pint of milk before going out slow the effects of alcohol? Why does a chip butty seem like such a...
22 September 2003
After my finals, I promised never again to put myself through the torture of feeling sick because I'm so ill-prepared...

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