Too Many Cooks. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have a confession. Every time a TV cook appears on film or in print my blood pressure rises like the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth. It is quite simply baffling to me why anyone can find cooking on … Continue reading

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The Season. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Frankly, there is nowhere in the world I would rather be than London for the Season in June. You are quite welcome to the World Cup when invited to dress in one’s best for the Cartier Polo, Royal … Continue reading

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Nigella Dolorosa. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, I’ve rather avoided the subject of Nigella Lawson’s appearance in court this month not least because the media has given it more attention than the Nuremberg Trials and because everyone from the Prime Minister down has voiced support … Continue reading

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Saints and Sinners. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Saddened as I was by the death of Nelson Mandela I must admit to being faintly bewildered by the BBC going into full Court Mourning with one correspondent on Radio 4 going as far as to liken Mr … Continue reading

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Nigellissima. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Am I alone in thinking Nigella Lawson a total self-parody these days. One always suspects people who talk about themselves in the third person are howling at the moon. Nigella’s new cooking programme is called Nigellissima¬†and is inspired … Continue reading

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