The nuance of Kenya

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Why are vegans addicted to replica bacon?

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Queueing behind a young woman in the supermarket I became fascinated by the items she had placed on the conveyor…

In defence of cows

23 September 2023 9:00 am

‘They’re going to have to stop cows,’ said my mother, looking doubtfully down at her plate as we tucked into…


27 May 2023 9:00 am

Surrey’s vegan wars

15 January 2022 9:00 am

One of the village vegans gave the bacon sandwich resting on top of the recycling bin outside my house an…

I won't ever look at cows the same way again: Andrea Arnold's Cow reviewed

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The latest film from Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank, American Honey) is a feature-length documentary about a cow, starring…

The podcast that makes the world strange, mysterious and compelling again

29 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s interesting that we have decided shaming and yelling are the easiest ways to change people’s minds. Which is not…

A vegan’s defence of field sports

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The vegan case for field sports

Could this pandemic be the death of veganism?

11 April 2020 9:00 am

‘Do you want some of the private stuff from out the back?’ said the butcher to the builder boyfriend, leaning…

Vegans are brave – and they have a point

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

It was a clear and icy night at home in Derbyshire last week. I love these times and, before bed,…

Is a double-barrelled surname still posh?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Lock, stock and double barrels In Rebecca Long Bailey, who sometimes hyphenates her name and sometimes doesn’t, the Labour party…

How veganism became mainstream

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I have just returned from Canada, which seems to share Britain’s new-found obsession with veganism. There, chains such as Burger…

Dear Mary: Can I ask my vegan friend to buy eggs and bacon when I stay with her?

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Q. The other day a dear friend rang from her car with all the time in the world to burn…

Why vegans must not own cats

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Is it ethical for vegans to own cats? It’s an interesting question because vegans look set to take over —…

While Dutch schools ban birthday cakes, the British pine for the next Bake Off

30 March 2019 9:00 am

The Way We Eat Now begins with a single bunch of grapes. The bunch is nothing special to the modern…

The war on meat has begun – and vegans are winning comfortably

26 January 2019 9:00 am

As January — the month of penitence and tax returns — grinds towards its close, it would be foolish to…

The middle-class cats that are ditching meat

12 January 2019 9:00 am

As I write, my cats and a visitor from the next street are hammering into their food, at nearly £5…

The curse of having to go vegan

6 October 2018 9:00 am

I’m on a no-alcohol, no-caffeine, no-sugar, vegan diet. It’s less fun than it sounds. Occasionally I cheat, but mostly I…