On Not Being Able To Cook Very Well

In so many areas of life, it’s easy to feel desperate that we have failed to live up to our own expectations. We are evidently not beautiful enough, rich enough, intelligent…

A Muffled Ode to Luxury

There is an age, and a frame of mind, when we are strong enough to treat luxury with every bit of the disdain it deserves, when we know how to pour…

Food as Therapy

At the moment, food is highly prestigious. A vast amount of attention is paid to celebrity chefs, dietary advice, new restaurants and cooking shows. We have, it seems, become collectively obsessed…

What We Really Like to Eat When No One is Looking

How do we eat when no one is there to see us? It’s tempting to think that it’s just a solo version of what we do when others are around. One…