‘Good things come to 
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‘Like a concentration camp run by KFC’: Tanya Gold visits Shake Shack

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Shake Shack is a hamburger restaurant in Covent Garden market. It came from New York and it is as needy…

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Tanya Gold on eating at the Shard

27 July 2013 9:00 am

What to say about the Shard that isn’t said by the fact it is 1,020 feet high and looks like…

Dear Mary: Why it's fine to crash funerals

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Q. Regarding the writing of ‘no presents’ on an invitation (Dear Mary, 6 July), my own experience is that many…

The Spectator’s notes

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Mitchell was forced to resign as the Tory Chief Whip last autumn because he called policemen at the Downing…

Christopher Sykes’s diary: David Hockney, Bridlington lobster, and the risks of a third martini

6 July 2013 9:00 am

I began my week with a trip to Bridlington, the closest seaside town to my childhood home. ‘Brid’, as it’s…


Tanya Gold reviews STK London

18 May 2013 9:00 am

STK is a steakhouse at the bottom of the ME Hotel on the Aldwych. (This is a real name for…

The Spanish understand the pig and the sea

11 May 2013 9:00 am

Spain: an easy country to enjoy; very hard, even for Spaniards, to understand. I remember a dinner party, sitting next…


Tanya Gold reviews Potato Merchant

4 May 2013 9:00 am

Exmouth Market is a small collection of paved streets near the Farringdon Travelodge, which specialises in monomaniacal restaurants and has…

Tanya Gold reviews Attendant, London

23 March 2013 9:00 am

I love metaphor, and now metaphor has led me to a toilet near Goodge Street, in that thankless patch of…

Tanya Gold reviews Balthazar

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Balthazar is a golden cave in Covent Garden, in the old Theatre (Luvvie) Museum, home to dead pantomime horses and…

The judges of Food Glorious Food; Anne Harrison, Loyd Grossman,Tom Parker Bowles and Stacie Stewart with presenter Carol Vorderman Photo: Optomen / Syco

ITV’s Food Glorious Food is under the curse of Simon Cowell

2 March 2013 9:00 am

I sometimes worry that ITV — the middle child — doesn’t get enough of my attention and so this week…

Beer Price Rise Threatens Pubs

Real life

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Two pedantic nerds should not be allowed to come together in a small space. In any case, the guy who…

The tastes of temptation

2 March 2013 9:00 am

There ought to be a wise adage: ‘If invited to do good works, always procrastinate. A better offer is bound…


2 March 2013 9:00 am

A shrouded skull flanked by serpents above a tureen inscribed with the words, ‘There is death in the pot’ (2…

Day of judgment

26 May 2012 1:00 pm

Why sheep? As a small boy, that thought sometimes occurred to me after a Church of Scotland service. In a…

Going ethnic

31 March 2012 11:00 am

Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University, has been keenly interested in food for years. Besides being…


A waist of shame

14 January 2012 1:00 pm

Britain has the worst obesity rates in Europe, with one in four adults now clinically obese. A friend who works…


A History of English Food by Clarissa Dickson Wright

12 November 2011 10:00 am

It is where cookery is involved that tele-vision gives perhaps the greatest succour to the book trade. After Jennifer Paterson’s…

Food: Rick’s place

6 August 2011 12:00 am

Rick’s place

Bookends: Not just for Christmas

2 July 2011 6:00 am

Sticky at Christmas, packed in serried rows around a plastic twig in an oval-ended paper-wrapped box with a picture of a camel train; dates in childhood were exotic.

Titbits and Crumbs

30 June 2011 7:00 pm

Rising Star Austere times breed entrepreneurship. Artisan Ben Keane was made redundant before training as a patissier and starting up…


A-Z of Scoff

30 June 2011 12:00 am

S is for Sugar, T is for Traditional Foods


Feverish Fairy

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Hemingway beheld horses, Wilde saw tulips growing in the sawdust, but absinthe left Jeremy Clarke lucid and inspired

Big Red

30 June 2011 12:00 am

In Argentina, they love their barbecues with meat, meat and more meat. And in the Malbec grape, they have the perfect match, says Marina Ray

God of fire

30 June 2011 12:00 am

Alice Whitehead offers tips from the experts to help you become a master of the barbecue