Books
26 June 2006
The World Cup is the occasion for many contests besides those of a footballing nature. There's the battle of the...
Food and Drink
19 June 2006
In Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw wrote: "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some...
Books
19 June 2006
Between June 1962 and January 1964, a dozen or so women were murdered in or around Boston, Massachusetts. The killer,...
Food and Drink
05 June 2006
A weekend at the Hay-on-Wye festival provides ample nourishment for the brain. With the likes of Germaine Greer, Zadie...
Food and Drink
22 May 2006
The world divides into two camps when it comes to offal, according to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: those with a "yuk,...
Food and Drink
08 May 2006
An entertaining contest is unfolding on BBC2. Great British Menu is a seven-week series in which 14 chefs, representing...
Food and Drink
17 April 2006
When my girlfriend and I went on one of our first-ever dates, we found ourselves passing a café-type establishment in...
Food and Drink
03 April 2006
I've been spending a lot of time in department stores recently. I've just bought a flat, you see - and having never...
Books
27 March 2006
Jay McInerney's writing has many defects. These have been extensively - you could almost say gleefully - catalogued by...
Books
20 March 2006
At first glance, Julie and Julia, a book just out from the Penguin imprint Fig Tree, seems an unremarkable food memoir...
Food and Drink
06 March 2006
Imagine that, for obscure geological reasons, the Alps are not in France, Switzerland and Italy but in southern England...
Food and Drink
27 February 2006
Modern art is often accused of being ephemeral. Usually when people say this, what they really mean is "not much good...
Economics
20 February 2006
The last time I ate a McDonald's hamburger, I was violently sick later that same night. That was when I was eight years...
Books
13 February 2006
The English aristocracy has long had a gift for passing on not just dilapidated homes to its offspring but emotional...
Food and Drink
06 February 2006
While dining at the exclusive London restaurant Locanda Locatelli last week, your humble correspondent found the flow...

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