Stasha Palos on finding a way to a man’s heart

By Simon Round, June 21, 2012

It is probably fair to say that if most men were to summon up their dream woman, Stasha Palos would not be far from the fantasy. She is tall, blonde, slim, charming and creative.


Nutrition: why it's great to hydrate

By Ian Marber, June 21, 2012

Have you noticed that it’s become commonplace to walk around clutching a bottle of water. The notion that we are dehydrated has become increasingly popular (perhaps encouraged by the nice people that sell bottled water).


Nutrition: How to banish the barbecue blues

By Ian Marber, June 15, 2012

One of the pleasures of summer is the barbecue. But despite the apparent simplicity of cooking food over an open flame, it is quite easy to turn al fresco eating into a charred mess.


Georgian Food - world cuisine’s best-kept secret

By Anthea Gerrie, June 14, 2012

Georgia, nestling on the Black Sea’s south-eastern shore and blessed with a Mediterranean climate, is home to some of the world’s finest organic produce as well as original food traditions. The cuisine is one of the most exciting you can find, still pervaded by the influence of one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities.


Why Israel is now the toast of the wine world

By Stewart Price, June 7, 2012

The headline “Israel wins plaudits and acclaim in international forum” seems strange in today’s political climate. But the forum was not the United Nations Human Rights Council, but the prestigious international Vinitaly and Decanter magazine awards.


Toast the Queen with Jubilee champagne

By Richard Ehrlich, May 31, 2012

I have a love-hate relationship with champagne. I love drinking it, but hate paying for it — or at least paying for what I most achingly long to drink. Pol Roger’s Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill costs £112.35 at Berry Bros & Rudd ( and is by no means the most expensive in my personal pantheon.


Joanna Weinberg's guide to feeding a foodie family

By Victoria Prever, May 30, 2012

‘But you’re a Jew — you’ll never survive in the country!” That was the reaction when Joanna Weinberg mentioned to an acquaintance that she was off to live in deepest Somerset with her family, husband Ed and children, May aged four and two-year-old Billy.


The best wines for summer

By Anthea Gerrie, May 29, 2012

When spring starts to segue into summer, a different style of wine is called for — one with a bit of fragrance that seems to mark the change of seasons and with enough personality to work both as an aperitif as well as with food.


Are vitamin supplements good for your health?

By Ian Marber, May 25, 2012

If I asked you to think about which foods are healthy, the chances are that you would probably include, say, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, plain yogurt, legumes, poultry, olive oil and wholegrains. You might be less sure precisely why these foods are considered healthy, but in general terms, they cover all the food groups and are rich in nutrients.


Salt? I think I’ll pass

By Ian Marber, May 11, 2012

While chefs and cooks run wild, getting a little chubby and celebrating indulgence, many people have the notion that we nutrition folk sit in the corner rolling our eyes and sighing about poor food choices.