Book Series by Mike

Barbara Sweeney has teamed up with Mike McEnearney of Kitchen By Mike on a new book-cook-talk-dinner series. The pair has invited food (and wine) writers to join them for dinner at Mike's restaurant No 1 Bent Street – and invite you to come too. Barbara will be chatting to their special guest, while Mike will be in the kitchen. (Except …

She Dined on Black Pudding

'The connection between food and biography feels firmest in the chapter on Eleanor Roosevelt, who presided over the most infamously bad meals in White House history. Roosevelt insisted on hiring a hardworking but completely inexperienced and ill-suited housewife from upstate New York, Henrietta Nesbitt, to run the West Wing kitchen, chiefly because she trusted the …