Food and Drink
21 February 2005
Interest in the science of cookery has never been greater. Most chefs these days are equally at home discussing...
Books
14 February 2005
It was an event that shocked France. On the afternoon of 24 February 2003, the chef Bernard Loiseau finished overseeing...
Food and Drink
31 January 2005
There are some concoctions that no self-respecting chef can afford not to have in his or her armoury. I am not talking...
Books
24 January 2005
Haruki Murakami is one of the world's most successful authors. Few other serious writers enjoy such commercial success...
Food and Drink
17 January 2005
Dining alone in public is not, by and large, an activity in which people choose to indulge. The reasons why are clear...
Books
10 January 2005
Annie Proulx's latest collection of short stories opens with half a page of acknowledgements in which the author thanks...
Food and Drink
01 January 2005
Charles Martell, a distinguished-looking, bearded man in his late fifties, has dedicated a large part of his life to...
Food and Drink
01 January 2005
There has been a rumpus going on of late about the quality of service in London. As is invariably the case with stories...
Food and Drink
06 December 2004
One reason not to be wholly despondent about the onset of winter is that it provides an excuse to increase one's...
Books
22 November 2004
Ha ha ha. How hilarious. You know this cooking business, it's an awful bore, isn't it? But what with it being so...
Food and Drink
08 November 2004
In pretty much every office, the workforce broadly divides into two categories: those who bring packed lunches in to...
Food and Drink
25 October 2004
Eating out in London even on a regular basis, it would be easy to think that the whole-food movement no longer existed...
Food and Drink
11 October 2004
My friend Martin, who is without doubt the most food-obsessed person I know, e-mailed me recently to say that he had...
Food and Drink
27 September 2004
Fergus Henderson begins his cookbook Nose to Tail Eating (first published in 1999, now reissued by Bloomsbury with an...
Food and Drink
13 September 2004
Jamie Oliver has been having a tough time of it lately. A leading restaurant guide recently awarded his London...

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