©Ingram Pinn

Barolo steps up

‘Barolo 2010 is not being shown to the world’s media officially until May but many of the UK allocations have already been sold’

On the menu

Illustration by Marcel George of Jonathan Meades's memories of childhood cuisine ©Marcel George
The writer recollects the far-from-impoverished cuisine of his 1950s childhood – and the technologists’ vision of a culinary revolution
– Jonathan Meades
From left: Tom Richardson Hill, Luca Mathiszig-Lee and Alex Szrok of Hill & Szrok Master Butcher & Cookshop, London ©Richard Nicholson
Leading a revival of the trade after years of decline, they will not only cut your meat, they’ll practically cook it for you
– John Gapper
Rowley Leigh's shoulder of lamb with onions and turnip gratin
©Andy Sewell

Shoulder of lamb with onions and turnip gratin

‘To compound my Old Testament proclivities, I have cooked this for a long time until it is of a melting consistency’

©Niklas Alexandersson

Five of the best: Stockholm bars

From caraway akvavit to an oyster-garnished Rockefeller, the bar scene here is diverse


Five of the best: right-bank Paris

A wave of ‘néo bistrots’ and hip bar/restaurants is shaking things up in the north side of the French capital

©Jami e Orlando Smith

Chiltern Firehouse, London

‘The forecourt, home for many years to fire engines, is now an elegant garden’

restaurant reviews
The interiors of Restaurant Mark Greenaway
©Mark Greenaway

Restaurant Mark, Café St Honoré , The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh

‘Too many of those wonderful ingredients ended up in French or Italian kitchens. Not today’

Angelus’s dining room

London’s Gallic charmers

‘I recently felt that I had spent 12 hours in France, even though I hadn’t put a foot out of London’

Duddell’s private dining room

The Boss, Duddell’s, Hong Kong

‘I became aware that it takes more than scurrying waiters to generate a good night out’

The interiors of Marchants Tavern
©Patricia Niven

Courses for courses

‘Do not assume that your waiter or waitress is a mind reader’

The Lockhart
©Patricia Niven

The Lockhart, London

‘It may be a long way from the Deep South but there’s certainly some southern warmth on offer’