Elizabeth David

Alice Waters shows the Prince of Wales around her ‘Edible Schoolyard’ garden in California

America’s celebrity chef par excellence, Coming to My Senses reviewed

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Though Alice Waters is not a household name here, that is precisely what she is in America — the best-known…

‘Landscape Near Kingston, Jamaica’, 1950, by John Minton

John Minton: well-known but not great enough; John Virtue: great but not well-known enough

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Wherever one looked in the arts scene of the 1940s and ’50s, one was likely to encounter the tragicomic figure…

A well-laden supper table, according to Mrs Beeton, set for 16, with an exotic central floral arrangement (1861)

Famous female cooks, a juicy salmon recipe from 1664 — and the only interesting thing about Mrs Beeton

7 December 2013 9:00 am

In Cooking People  Sophia Waugh describes, with dash and wit, the personalities of five important women cookery writers: two Hannahs…