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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Incisive. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, London must have been en fete considering I’ve been barely able to speak for four days after having four wisdom extracted at UCL. As the nurses told me I was in the middle of a particularly amusing anecdote about the … Continue reading

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Talent. June 2015.

Dear Rowley, It always used to make me smile when doing telly and being described as ‘the talent’. It made me feel like the solo spot at Minsky’s World Famous Burlesque; you’ve gotta getta gimmick and all that salve Sondheim. … 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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