Journalism

Food 2

September 1, 2005

What are you having for supper tonight? I shall be eating crayfish from the river at the bottom of my garden, served with mayonnaise made with eggs from my own hens. The eggs will do double work in an egg, […]

Food

January 10, 2005

When Napoleon called Britain ‘a nation of shopkeepers’, he intended it to be an insult, forgetting another of his famous phrases, ‘an army marches on its stomach.’ John Bull beef proved superior to French boeuf, and Napoleon met his Waterloo. […]

Blair

November 10, 2004

My mother used to say, ‘The Bible tells us to turn the other cheek, but there are only so many cheeks in a day.’ How true. How long will the British people go on forgiving Tony Blair? All the signs […]

Vegetarian

March 10, 2004

I was vegetarian for seven years as a private protest against factory farming. Everything in life feeds on something else; that is the rule of survival As humans who now live by farming not by hunting, there is an urgent […]

Reading

March 10, 2004

I grew up in Accrington, a northern working class town, with nothing to its name but a football team and a collection of Tiffany glass. I was adopted by Pentecostal evangelists, who wanted me to go onto the Mission fields, […]