• The Food of Sichuan

    I’m currently in the US on my book tour for The Food of Sichuan! These events are still to come: Saturday 26 October: Washington DC, Politics and Prose Monday 28 October:…

  • Sri Lankan safari adventures

    I’ve been meaning for a while to post some more photographs of my Sri Lanka trip earlier this year, and once again to thank the delightful ‘Mr Teddy’ (aka Sanjeewa) and his…

  • A taste of Xi’an in North London

    Though the Chinese city of Xi’an is best known for its terracotta soldiers, it also has some notable culinary specialities, including ‘soaked flatbread with beef or…

  • Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards shortlist

    How lovely to be shortlisted for Food Writer of the Year by the Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards, along with the excellent Sybil Kapoor and Tim Lewis!

Swedish adventures

We pulled the crayfish apart, sucking the juices from their heads and chomping through the claws, devoured their sweet flesh, deeply infused with the flowery scent…

The MSG controversy

If you’re paranoid about eating MSG, or just interested in the subject, you might like to listen to this American PRI discussion in which Dr Katharine…

Endangered sharks

I was very interested to see this article on the Guardian website, highlighting the threat to sharks from tuna fishing. Basically, enormous numbers of sharks are…