Nigel Slater’s classic chocolate truffles

A soft, strong hit of cocoa in its most intense form Continue reading

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High food prices are here to stay – and here’s why

Commodity prices are rising across the world and in Britain the price of basic foods is spiralling Continue reading

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How to make perfect caesar salad

Should we stick to Caesar Cardini’s original recipe, or if improving tweaks are acceptable how far can we go before the dish becomes something else entirely? Continue reading

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How to make sea buckthorn fizz

Sea buckthorn bears a fantastically sour berry ideal for use in a champagne cocktail Continue reading

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Consider corn

Originally one of the three sisters of South American agriculture maize is now a staple crop for about a fifth of the world’s people Continue reading

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How to cook perfect minestrone soup

Minestrone is a big bowl of carb-based joy with a hefty garnish of vegetables to gladden the heartstrings of health. Is there a British equivalent of this soup for all seasons? Continue reading

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Chocolate is good for you, declares study (well, sort of)

Be it white, dark or milk, it’s better to eat chocolate than to avoid it, concludes large-scale health study. Just don’t overdo it! Continue reading

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Beer: ale and hearty – the best of British

British brewing hasn’t been this exciting in years Continue reading

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Wine: the veggie options

Veggie friends round for dinner? Here’s what to buy… Continue reading

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How to cook perfect chilli con carne

Does the British version of chilli con carne have its own merits, or is it an affront to one of the American southwest’s proudest pieces of culinary heritages? Continue reading

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