Christopher Hirst is an award-winning food writer and freelance journalist.
27 January 2015 07:22 PM
Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant reviewer Jonathan Gold has shrugged off his disguise. Christopher Hirst spills the beans
Rusty Shears, restaurant review: 'Observing the afternoon tea crowd trickle in, we oozed contentment'
17 January 2015 12:00 AM
Silver Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire (01947 605383)
Hitler's Warrior by Danny S Parker - book review: Mysterious death of a war criminal who escaped the noose
13 January 2015 05:51 PM
Jochen Peiper's mysterious death in 1976 provides the ignition point for Parker's fascinating research
12 December 2014 04:42 PM
A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones is packed with clever, original recipes that might tempt the most full-blooded carnivore, from smoky walnut and cumin muhammara to sweet potato tortilla with almond salsa
04 December 2014 07:00 PM
From David Dawson's images of Lucian Freud to TS Eliot's Ariel Poems
15 November 2014 12:00 AM
22 October 2014 12:00 AM
08 October 2014 05:31 PM
Max Adams, a biographer of Admiral Collingwood, is also “a teacher of tree history” and a woodland manager.
Welcome to Just a Minute! by Nicholas Parsons - book review: 'Brilliant, superbly enjoyable…' – just not in book form
23 September 2014 12:00 AM
Despite its in-built defect – the interdict on hesitation, repetition and deviation frustrates any but the briefest joke or anecdote – Just a Minute is a classic example of Radio 4's strange power. The chairman Nicholas Parsons, now, amazingly, in his 90th year, admits that the show "disregards the basic rules" for telling funny stories. "Instead, [its] success is based on improvisation and ad-libbing by bright, intelligent and witty people sparking off each other."
The Park, restaurant review: An eight-course, four-hour meal? Adam Jackson's dining room will need more padding on its chairs...
06 September 2014 12:00 AM
Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York (01347 810852)
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 2 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights