Dec 27, 2012
Classics by Dickens were celebrated this year, as were some new works by modern heavyweights. And then there were the multiple hues of criticism reserved for Fifty Shades of Grey, writes Malcolm Forbes
Read Article A year to celebrate Dickens, but there was also Shades of Grey matter
Nov 21, 2012
South India's favourite cook wowed his fans with food and fun at the Sharjah International Book Fair. See two of his favourite recipes here. Read Article TV chef Naushad attracts big appetites at Sharjah Book Fair
Mar 08, 2012
Sixteen cookery books later, Josceline Dimbleby's recipes are as relevant and popular as they ever were. She appears at the Emirates Festival of Literature tomorrow.
Read Article Josceline Dimbleby latest cookery book has Syrian inspiration
Feb 15, 2012
In her memoir Day of Honey, Annia Ciezadlo chronicles how food helped her negotiate daily life and cultural traditions in Baghdad and Beirut.
Read Article Annia Ciezaldo and the heat of battle vs the heat of the kitchen
Oct 28, 2011
Issue 42 of Banipal, the Arab literature periodical, celebrates writing from the Emirates. Read Article A literary journey
Oct 21, 2011
The acclaimed journalist Fareed Zakaria contends that America's current financial crisis has been decades in the making and not through the fault of Washington's failure to curb military spending, but via the meteoric "rise of the rest" that many analysts largely ignored.
Read Article Fareed Zakaria: Post-American World (Release 2.0) Lessons for America
Apr 06, 2011
Good eating habits start early. Which is why it’s important to feed children a wide variety of fresh, home-cooked food from a young age. Read Article Small fry in the kitchen: A guide to children's cookbooks and classes
Jan 25, 2011
The bestselling cookery writer chooses the five cookbooks she has found the most helpful over the years. Read Article Madhur Jaffrey picks her top shelf cookbooks
Dec 08, 2010
The volume of cookbooks on offer can be rather overwhelming. Here is our list of the top cookbooks on the shelves for the festive season. Read Article Top cookbooks for Christmas
Nov 19, 2010
The Dubai TV chef and culinary teacher Suzanne Husseini has built a career around cooking. With a new book ready to hit the shelves, she explains why home-cooked Arab cuisine is central to the culture of the region and is one of life's simple pleasures. Read Article Poetry and passion in the kitchen