Food

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A quick drink with The Most Seen Human Who Has Ever Lived

10 December 2016 9:00 am

I was drinking in the bar of Manhattan’s Nomad Hotel when in snuck The Most Seen Human Ever To Have…

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Wiltons, an almost entirely flawless institution

10 December 2016 9:00 am

I have agonised over this Christmas review. I ate the Christmas lunch at Harveys Nichols 5th Floor Restaurant, Knightsbridge, next…

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Let food prices rise! The Spectator’s answer to shortages, 1916

3 December 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The food shortage and how to meet it’, The Spectator, 2 December 1916: A rise in prices, if properly understood…

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A curse on silky teabags

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Beware this poncy material and its flavour-free brews

Zelman Meats: a flesh-obsessed restaurant for the age of hard Brexit

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Zelman Meats — catchphrase ‘great meat’ — is sustenance for a hard Brexit — a harder Brexit, if you will.…

White truffles from Piedmont Italy

What wine is worthy of white truffle? It took us a few tries to be sure

19 November 2016 9:00 am

A few days ago, on the Dorset/Somerset marches, autumn was still in orderly retreat. Although a pear tree’s leaves had…

The restaurant I’ll go to when the world ends

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Harry Morgan is a Jewish delicatessen and restaurant in the style of New York City on St John’s Wood High…

Have a very Happy Excessmas

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Christmas is coming and it isn’t only the goose that’s getting fat — so are you. That’s according to the…

Four of the best Christmas hampers

3 November 2016 9:00 am

There’s nothing quite like those enticing wicker baskets packed with Yuletide treats.  Here we put this season’s through their paces

Ancient Rome comes to the City of London

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Roma sells ancient-Roman-style food near Fenchurch Street station at the east end of the City, near Aldgate. It is, therefore,…

Quinoa salad with pomegranate and nuts.Superfoods concept

I’m far too right-wing for quinoa

22 October 2016 9:00 am

After the Fawlty Towers incident, I decided it was best to research the origin and extraction of all future B&B…

The origins of Marmite and Bovril

22 October 2016 9:00 am

‘How can Bovril be suitable for vegetarians?’ asked my husband. ‘Bo- comes from bos, Latin for an ox.’ He was…

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The free-market glory of Hong Kong food

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Every road leads to another restaurant in this rampant city, finds James Delingpole

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Can dogs cure depression?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Monty Don, the television gardening presenter, always comes across on screen as irrepressibly cheerful and enthusiastic, but this is a…

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Today’s Kensington makes Daphne’s seem tasteful

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Daphne’s serves Italian food in South Kensington. (I like the name because Daphne was the name Jack Lemmon chose for…

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Bronte: soulless, stylish, and nothing to do with novel-writing

1 October 2016 9:00 am

I hoped that Bronte would be filled with Victorian writers licking ink off their fingers and bitching about Mrs Gaskell…

George Cruikshank’s illustration for ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens

Mutton, potatoes and ale – how children ate in the 19th century

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Modern Britain scratches its head over children who are overfed, not underfed, while guilt-ridden mothers stand accused of feeding children…

Olivia Potts’s steak and kidney pudding recipe

24 September 2016 9:00 am

There’s nothing to beat steak and kidney pudding on an autumn weekend

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When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Oh for the days when a digestive biscuit or a bag of crisps were regarded as health food, says Henry Jeffreys

An old fashioned Aga style stove to add flare to an old room

I’m selling our Aga. Here’s why

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The case against Britain’s most overrated kitchen appliance

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A terrifying lunch in CBeebies Land

17 September 2016 9:00 am

CBeebies Land is a small dystopia inside Alton Towers, a theme park where people sometimes get their legs chopped off…

View over the roofs into the landscape of Provence, France

A toast to the glories of Provence

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Friends have a house in Provence, near the foot of Mont Ventoux. Even in a region so full of charm…

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

The café by St Michael’s Mount dissolves my cynicism

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The Sail Loft is under a castle on a mountain on an island in the sea; for that, I could…

Does an emperor’s illness really bring Japan to a halt?

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The end of an emperor — 82-year-old Emperor Akihito of Japan has announced that he wants to abdicate, partly, he…

View from above the dinner table

In defence of the dinner party

13 August 2016 9:00 am

My wife prefers restaurants. She’s wrong