'Mindful eating' is gaining followers among those who want to give deeper thought to their food. Will guzzler Simon Usborne become a convert?
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Wines of the week: Scala Dei Prior 2007; Bertrand Stehelin Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet 2007; Lastone Le Preare Veronese Rosso 2009
Sunday 18 December 2011
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Friday 16 December 2011
This week I've been eating... dried pineapple, banana and mango chips
Wines of the week: Stanley Estates Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010; Domaine Les Yeuses 'les Epices' Syrah 2009; Trivento Malbec 2009
Sunday 24 July 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
I had never heard of 'The Butcher Boy' until about seven or eight years ago, as I was beginning my first novel. An Irish friend of mine read some of my early pages and suggested that I might enjoy the book, that it might inspire me. He was right – I enjoyed it massively – but rather than inspire me. I initially found myself inhibited by it.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Wines of the week: Dunico Masseria Pepe 2007; The Society's Exhibition Grüner Veltliner 2009; The Society's Corbières 2008
Sunday 12 June 2011
Saturday 14 May 2011
Juice cleansing has been all the rage for some time. And I used the word 'rage' advisedly; one must push a violent flood of liquidised vegetables and fruit through one's system for at least three days in order to perform a 'cleanse'.
Monday 06 September 2010
The US dramatist Bruce Norris (The Pain and the Itch) delights in undermining liberal complacencies.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
Really Old, Like Forty Five, NT Cottesloe, London<br/>A Raisin in the Sun, Royal Exchange, Manchester<br/>My Stories, Your Emails, Barbican Pit, London
Sunday 07 February 2010
Saturday 06 June 2009
In a changing world the gratifying thing about Paynes Poppets is, obviously, that they are still with us, but also that their cardboard box packaging remains uniquely inaccessible.
Sunday 17 May 2009
Sunday 30 November 2008
Tuesday 23 September 2008
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