• The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating 23 Nov 18

    You’ve tucked away the turkey, polished off the pigs-in-blankets and scoffed the sprouts, but the best bit’s still to come. It’s time for the Christmas pudding – the indulgent combination... Read More

  • Kitchen Confidence 28 Sep 18

    “I think people can get nervous about cooking,” the much-loved tv chef tells me. “I wanted to write a book that’s really simple, easy and goes back to basics.” She insists she’s not trying... Read More

  • Eating with Body and Soul in Mind 9 Feb 18

    An estimated 542,000 Britons are vegan: one in every 100 people, up from 150,000 a decade earlier. What was once a fringe lifestyle choice associated with hippies and animal rights activists is now... Read More

  • Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice 8 Sep 17

    Being described as ‘pornography for the foodie classes’ may not be quite the accolade that every chef wants to hear, but award-winning restaurateur and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi takes it like a... Read More

  • Boxing Clever 21 Apr 17

    According to a recent survey the ‘average mother’ relies on a mere nine recipes to feed her family. Now, according to my three teenagers, I fall well below average in so many areas of the... Read More

  • A New Nest 17 Mar 15

    North West London will soon have an exciting new restaurant and bar, Pecking Order. With a menu centered on rotisserie chicken, seasonal sides and indulgent sauces, gremolata and a selection of... Read More

  • Much More Than Marmalade 31 Oct 14

    There comes a point in the life span of food fashion when resistance is futile. Pachamama is a case in point. Its head chef is Tom Catley, who signed up to the space – a former bolt hole beloved of... Read More

  • A Sign That All Is Well 26 Apr 13

    ‘Bread on the table is a sign that all is well’, says the introduction to the Herberts’ first recipe book, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, which concentrated on breads and other ‘manly’ baked... Read More

  • An Instant Hit 1 Mar 13

    Forget the recession – there’s one sector of the economy that needs no stimulation: the ‘energy drink’. With sales now as sky high as the heart rate of their consumers, this new type of... Read More

  • A Stranger At The Table 2 Nov 12

    With a reputation for stuffiness, dinner parties were ousted in the 90s and noughties by our love of eating out and dislike of candlesticks, place cards and charades. But like a Hyacinth Bucket... Read More

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