Charlie got distracted from uni studies by a string of casual jobs in restaurants leading to the point of becoming quite obsessed with food. Now, Charlie likes to eat and tell it like it is.
The food-time continuum
Waiting for your food to arrive is a bittersweet moment of endurance and patience – until it takes too long.
The selfish diner
While restaurant recommendations nowadays come thick and fast, being deliberately denied that information is almost anti-food, writes Charlie Penn.
The great divide
Successful divisions at the dining table do happen – just look at breaking bread and splitting dessert. But that rule fails once you get to the bill.
2014: A baking odyssey
Some of last year's food mashups left a bad taste in Charlie Penn's mouth. Is there more to expect in 2014?
The sidewalk review: too dismissy
Window shopping for restaurants is evolving into a language that reflects new needs, tastes and timeframes.
The ultimate holiday romance
Holiday food is a heady love affair that craves to be recreated.
Street food: The awkward eater’s guide
Is there anything more slovenly than the public digestion of street food?
Recipe for disaster
Showing a dash of deprecation for stupid cookery terms.
The waiting game
No reservations? I have some.