Rose Prince

Before the 17th century, all carrots were red, white and yellow. Orange ones were a new species. Image: Rex Images

A feast in every sense

22 April 2017 9:00 am

After reading Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating, you might, as I did, sit for a bit wondering what a…

Christmas cookbooks

26 November 2016 9:00 am

New books by Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann retell the truth that British food came back from the brink. If…

Apples for our eyes

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Apple Day, on 21 October, is a newish festival, created in 1990, by the venerable organisation, Common Ground. Intended to…

Food of love

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…

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

Food of love

22 September 2016 1:00 pm

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

Woolton’s war

18 June 2016 9:00 am

In wartime the housekeeping is a nightmare. While fighting Napoleon in Spain the Duke of Wellington sent an infuriated letter…

A cure for Christmas: the pleasure (and perils) of preserves

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

My family knows that once the flaming pudding is on the table, late on Christmas Day, all meals will be…

Ham it up: scents of home-smoked meat now waft across suburbia

A cure for Christmas: the pleasure (and perils) of preserves

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

My family knows that once the flaming pudding is on the table, late on Christmas Day, all meals will be…

Wine and food: Midsummer marriages

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

It may seem like stating the obvious, but to me the best wines are food wines, meaning those that should…

Wine and food: Midsummer marriages

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

It may seem like stating the obvious, but to me the best wines are food wines, meaning those that should…