Food and Drink
22 September 2003
I have been thinking a lot about eggs recently. Not in the culinary sense (although, thanks to the first series of...
Food and Drink
08 September 2003
We live, as a brief perusal of the Sunday supplements will inform you, in an age of the diet. Or, more precisely, in an...
Food and Drink
25 August 2003
Few culinary matters are more vexed than the question of how to make the perfect salad dressing. For such an apparently...
Food and Drink
11 August 2003
Most sensible people know that fast food - at least in its standardised, American incarnation - is something to be...
Food and Drink
28 July 2003
In this space a few weeks ago, I suggested that London, in comparison with other major cities, is not a great place to...
Food and Drink
07 July 2003
How good are London's restaurants? About five years ago, the prevailing wisdom was that they were very good indeed. For...
Food and Drink
23 June 2003
Stag nights are not what they used to be. Once, they were low-key affairs, consisting of the groom's friends taking him...
Food and Drink
09 June 2003
In Japan, training to be a sushi chef is an arduous business. Before the apprentice even gets near a fish, he (and it...
Books
26 May 2003
Don DeLillo's latest novel is set in New York, and describes a day in the life of Eric Packer, a fantastically wealthy...
Food and Drink
26 May 2003
Despite the claims made by the anti-decriminalisation lobby, smoking cannabis is a relatively innocuous activity....
Culture
12 May 2003
''Art and Food" was the title of a recent one-off exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the aim of which,...
Food and Drink
28 April 2003
In the newly refurbished kitchen at the Cabinet War Rooms two weeks ago, Marguerite Patten, the doyenne of wartime...
Food and Drink
14 April 2003
According to Guo Yue, Chinese flautist and master dumpling-maker, there is a historic reason why Chinese people love...
Food and Drink
07 April 2003
A few weeks ago, I was travelling on the Underground, when a man in his early twenties climbed on board. Having...
Books
31 March 2003
In a recent review of Zadie Smith's second novel, The Autograph Man, James Wood, the most influential critic of his...

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