Society
06 September 2004
The London Underground is carrying an advert for AQA - Any Question Answered. The way it works is simple. You key a...
Food and Drink
30 August 2004
My parents (who live on a farm in East Sussex), along with some of their neighbours, decided to hold a summer party....
Food and Drink
16 August 2004
My friend Adam, adopting the pose of a latter-day Jeremiah, has been compiling a compendium of "phrases that should be...
Food and Drink
02 August 2004
On the whole, I am not a big fan of breakfast, although there is one situation in which I find it pretty indispensable...
Food and Drink
19 July 2004
Some years ago, I had a summer job working as a private chef on the small Italian island of Elba. Every day, I was...
Food and Drink
05 July 2004
In cookery book terms, the publishing event of the year is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Meat Book. It...
Food and Drink
21 June 2004
In his book Beef and Liberty, Ben Rogers reminds us that, if there is one food capable of stirring up English...
Food and Drink
07 June 2004
As if the wars on terror, drugs, crime and Iraq weren't enough to be getting on with, it seems that there is a new...
Food and Drink
24 May 2004
The town of Uckfield, in East Sussex, is easy to overlook. I know this because, when I was ten, we moved to the village...
Food and Drink
17 May 2004
Last month, I had the good fortune to be asked to lunch at Raymond Blanc's Manoir aux Quat' Saisons. The occasion was...
Food and Drink
03 May 2004
Many people live in a state of some confusion when it comes to olive oil. Food writers encourage us to believe that...
Food and Drink
12 April 2004
The idea that, as a society, we are "cash rich, time poor" has always struck me as having a whiff of bullshit about it...
Food and Drink
29 March 2004
I have long believed that, in order to be a gourmet, it is necessary to be passionate about cheese. This is because, in...
Books
22 March 2004
David Mitchell is a tricksy novelist, but the tricks he plays tend to be structural rather than stylistic. He can do a...
Food and Drink
15 March 2004
I first heard the rumours several weeks ago. A new "gastropub" has opened in south London, not far from where I live....

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