Alice’s marmalade

How Mrs Liddell’s recipe spread across the world... By Christopher Hirst ither the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty […]
Jan 27, 2020 /

Q&A Valentine Warner

Valentine Warner, cook, food writer and broadcaster The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking The Independent Cook by Jeremy Round. It was the first book that […]
Jan 13, 2020 /

Iris Murdoch's four minute feasts

"For lunch, I may say, I ate and greatly enjoyed the following: anchovy paste on hot buttered toast, then baked beans and kidney beans with […]
Jan 10, 2020 /

Treat of the week: Baskets

nder everything there's something.  If your culinary life resembles this graphic description of the heaped piles of paraphernalia to be found in Somerville and Ross's […]
Nov 28, 2019 /

Q&A Vicky Bennison

Vicky Bennison, writer and founder of the Pasta Grannies Project The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking Deborah Madison’s The Greens Cookbook. I’m not vegetarian but […]
Nov 19, 2019 /

Recipes from the Pasta Grannies

  Giusy's ’Ndunderi with Tomato Sauce For 4–6 people Our criteria for selecting our grannies is that they have to be real-life grannies, or over 60 – preferably […]
Nov 19, 2019 /

Treat of the Week: Fresh Cinnamon

t's astonishing how different fresh cinnamon tastes compared to the woody supermarket spice-pot variety. And how difficult, historically, it has been to find. But since […]
Nov 6, 2019 /

Proust’s madeleines

Chris Hirst savours the most famous nibble in literature She [Marcel’s mother] sent for one of those squat plump little cakes called “petites madeleines,” which look […]
Nov 2, 2019 /

Who put the vril in Bovril?

Christopher Hirst explores the unexpected literary association of a British culinary stalwart 'What is the Vril?’ I asked. Therewith Zee began to enter into an explanation of […]
Oct 31, 2019 /

All washed up

Mrs Wrayburn, Edwardian wife of a Cambridge academic, considers her life at the kitchen sink he looked at the sink, loaded down with all that was […]
Oct 31, 2019 /

The Fallen Leaves

efitting the hazy, illusory world of cocktails, the book American Bar by Charles Schumann (described by its publisher as 'the most authoritative cocktail book ever […]
Oct 30, 2019 /

Q&A Fergus Henderson

Fergus Henderson MBE, chef and restaurateur The cookbook that has most influenced your cooking? When Marcella Hazan’s Classic Italian Cooking arrived in our house, it changed our […]
Sep 30, 2019 /