Read My Cheese

The British artist Stanley Spencer once said rather ruefully that he wished ‘people would read my pictures.’ A book holds the reader in its own atmosphere, he argued, and ‘this same absorption is possible in pictures.’ This may take a little leap of faith and it’s altogether a more mundane, possibly even banal example. But […]

Review: The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein

The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein published in hardback 6th June 2011 (Mitchell Beazley, £20.00) New Zealander Annabel Langbein radiates health, energy and optimism. She’s the perfect personification of her food – clean, wholesome and beautifully presented. I admit that I winced when I opened her latest book and read that ‘when we started […]