Every weekend for twenty-five 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 columns, personal, practical, often a little eccentric, an archive of recipes and journalism from the Guardian website. (v) Denotes recipes without meat or fish. Recipes are developed in collaboration with James Thompson. Observer photographs copyright Jonathan Lovekin. Text and website photographs copyright Nigel Slater.