Nutrition: the facts about fats

By Ian Marber, July 5, 2012

Entire books have been written about dietary fats, but the truth is that while few of us need to know the intricacies, we should know the basics. So here are some brief facts about the fats in food:


David Mendes - the fabulous baker boy

By Victoria Prever, July 5, 2012

The story of Israeli bakers finding success in London is hardly big news.
Anyone worth their cake knows that the most recent success stories in the life of the loaf have been Israeli — Gail’s, Ottolenghi and Baker and Spice all have Israeli founders or co-founders. Israelis are to be found in many bakery kitchens.


Thirst service is a winner at Wimbledon

By Richard Ehrlich, June 28, 2012

It may be sunny as you read these words. It may be grey. As long as it isn’t raining, a number of people will be playing tennis matches on grass courts somewhere in south-west London. You might be planning to watch them do that, on television, or even in SW19.


Oh no, it’s the traif trend

By Ruth Joseph, June 28, 2012

For thousands of years we have survived without swine. But there seems to be a growing fascination with the pig’s forbidden fruits — in the United States that is.


Something for Croatians to crow about

By Anthea Gerrie, June 21, 2012

Could we soon be asking for a nice glass of malvasia? It would not be the first time a beautiful and distinctive grape has put a whole new country on the wine map.


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.