Culture
25 October 2012
Steven Poole's new book reviewed.
Books
24 October 2011
The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food Adam GopnikQuercus, 304pp, £18.99Adam Gopnik is the...
Books
25 September 2008
The Sony Reader is a handheld device that allows you to read books in electronic, or digital, form. Recently launched...
Europe
26 June 2008
When I was ten, my mother packed my two siblings and me into our creaking Renault 4 and took us on a drive across...
Books
25 September 2006
It shouldn't come as a big surprise that Jonathan Raban has written a novel called Surveillance. He is an intensely...
Culture
18 September 2006
Bob Dylan has tried on so many new hats recently - radio DJ, bestselling author, lingerie salesman - that it is almost...
Food and Drink
18 September 2006
As this is to be my last NS food column, I thought I'd broach the subject of food-related send-offs. Were the worst to...
Books
11 September 2006
Like many English cricket fans, I first became properly aware of Shane Warne when he ran up to bowl to Mike Gatting in...
Food and Drink
04 September 2006
Aristotle thought that knowing about food was incompatible with a virtuous life - kitchen matters were best left to...
Food and Drink
21 August 2006
Octopuses, as the work of the American horror writer H P Lovecraft demonstrates (see the books section of last week's...
Food and Drink
07 August 2006
In these days of sharply contrasting seasons, we're soon going to start paying more attention, I'm sure, to eating food...
Lifestyle
31 July 2006
The other day, for my 30th birthday, I was given a book entitled Life Worth Living. It is the autobiography of C B Fry...
Food and Drink
24 July 2006
Fergus Drennan is a professional forager. He lives in Whitstable, Kent, and spends his time scouring hedgerows,...
Food and Drink
10 July 2006
In recent years a trend has developed that can be described (albeit somewhat grandly) as "the miniaturisation of food...
Food and Drink
03 July 2006
A couple of years ago, I bought a jar of Sichuan peppercorns at a food festival in Italy. Small and pink, with a citron...

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