That time of year came round again: Paris Photo in November. My aim and my desire was to eat at Septime, No 15 in the ranking of the world's top restaurants and tucked away in...

My lunchtime visit to the newly opened Wild by Tart in Ecclestone Yards, near Victoria station, sparked warm memories of holidays in the wilderness, trips to the English countryside and trekking along the windy Atlantic...

A new luxury mindset is emerging. Out goes the starchiness of traditional luxury and in comes 'liberation' luxury. It's all about being curious, flexible and footloose – a feeling that put me on a...

I have an intolerance to MSG – monosodium glutamate. Especially in Asia, my guard is constantly up. I flow between states of fearful fasting and ecstatic indulging. When I was in Shanghai this April, I...

Ancient Iraq. Dates. Art. Cooking. A link made possible by Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, whose artistic recreation of the winged bull Lamassu stands guard on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square – the plinth...