Every weekend for twenty-three years I have sat at my kitchen table and written a column for The Observer. Part recipe journal, part kitchen chronical, each story has, at its heart, a recipe I have cooked during the week that I feel I would like to share. Here is a selection of those pieces, personal, practical, often a little eccentric, an archive of recipes and journalism from the Guardian website. A new column appears each Sunday in the Observer. Recipes are developed in collaboration with James Thompson. Observer photographs copyright Jonathan Lovekin. Text and website photographs copyright Nigel Slater.