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.


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.