Food

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

5th View isn’t a restaurant. It isn’t even a good café

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Eating on the top floor of Europe’s biggest bookshop should be a pleasure. Not so

How Britannia got her trident

23 July 2016 9:00 am

How Britannia got her trident Parliament voted to renew Trident as Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent. But what about Britannia and…

Is that waiter fat-shaming us? Tanya Gold dines naked at the Bunyadi

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Bunyadi caters to folk for whom public nudity is somehow thrilling; I am here because A begged to go and…

‘Three Mackerel’ (oil on board), Sara Hayward, private collection Bridgeman Art Gallery

Squirrel pie? Now try freshly beheaded turtle

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Elisabeth Luard chews over the relationship between food and place, but her rich concoction doesn’t quite hit the spot, says Philip Hensher

A breath taking view of Cliveden House in England

Cliveden is now a museum of snobbery

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Cliveden is a good review for a divided country and I have waited, not too long, for it to feel…

Dear Mary: Would it be kinder NOT to give a homemade wedding present?

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Q. A friend’s daughter is marrying soon. She and her husband-to-be, both art-lovers, have dispensed with a wedding list, instead…

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This is the lasagne restaurant I’ve been waiting for — and I hated it

11 June 2016 9:00 am

I have been waiting, like a heroine in fiction, for the specialist lasagne restaurant. London has long been heading this…

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Will these new apps be an Uber for eating?

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Lara Prendergast tries the new apps that could make restaurants obsolete

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Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Hungry migrants are right to boycott Italian food, says Nicholas Farrell

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For the ultimate posh picnic, the sky’s the limit

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Hoping for a clear blue summer of al fresco dining? Laura Freeman finds the ultimate kit for the poshest picnics

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Stop lecturing fatties – it’s really not their fault

4 June 2016 9:00 am

I’ve noticed for some time now that thin people, genuinely slim ones, have a secret loathing of fatties. Kindly though…

The Three Second Rule

Prue Leith: British hotels still serve filthy food

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Why do we assume all doctors are good? We don’t think there are no bad cooks or bad plumbers. But…

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The RA’s new restaurant prioritises its art over its customers

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The Keeper’s House sits in the basement of Burlington House, a restaurant in disguise. It is quite different from the…

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Word of the week: 'concept'

28 May 2016 9:00 am

‘It was nothing special, but it was a pub,’ said my husband, looking up from his copy of Bar magazine…

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Confess your guilty displeasures

14 May 2016 9:00 am

It is now entirely cool to adore the uncool. But what about the things we can’t admit to not enjoying?

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The horrors of Soho House’s country outpost

14 May 2016 9:00 am

It is summer and the listless metropolitan thinks of grass. It cannot afford to stay at Durslade Farmhouse, Somerset, a…