Food and Drink
15 August 2005
Last Saturday, as I lay naked in London's only Russian steam bath while Artor the Latvian arm-wrestler (three times UK...
Food and Drink
25 July 2005
To celebrate my birthday last week, I decided to have a picnic. It was a decision I reached only after some...
Food and Drink
18 July 2005
Unless you drink two litres of water a day, your body won't be properly hydrated. People in the west consume far too...
Food and Drink
11 July 2005
A change has taken place in the way cookery books are written. Very broadly speaking, cookery writers used to assume...
Food and Drink
27 June 2005
The dunkel, or "dark", restaurant is situated on a side street in east Berlin. Once you've entered, you sit in a sort...
Food and Drink
13 June 2005
One of the reassuring things about a trip to France or Italy is the knowledge that, if ever you should find yourself...
Food and Drink
06 June 2005
One of the glories of our global-warming-assisted summers is the opportunity for regular alfresco dining. And when...
Food and Drink
23 May 2005
Three and a half years ago, in Prospect magazine, I debated the state of British cooking with the New Zealand-born chef...
Food and Drink
02 May 2005
Culinary adventurism is in fashion at the moment, thanks largely to Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck in Berkshire being...
Books
25 April 2005
What many people have long suspected has been confirmed: Microsoft's grammar check is indeed virtually useless. Sandeep...
Business
18 April 2005
The transformation of what is known as the "convenience store sector" dates back to 1994, when John Gummer, then...
Society
28 March 2005
You'd think five years at Eton would be enough to last a lifetime. But many Etonians spend the rest of their lives...
Food and Drink
28 March 2005
This Sunday, my family will eat paskha for pudding. This is a Russian Easter dish made from butter, sugar, cream, curd...
Food and Drink
14 March 2005
Gluttony, I have always felt, lacks credibility as a sin. Somehow, it is hard to view gluttony in the same light as...
Food and Drink
07 March 2005
At dinner the other night, my friends and I had a heated discussion about that most vital of questions, how to poach an...

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