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From keeping hydrated to delegating on the big day, here are the top tips to avoid feeling like you need another holiday in January
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A Christmas dinner with all the trimmings
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Do you hate the taste of Brussels sprouts? You may be a super-taster
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Raise a glass: We're rediscovering traditional Christmas tipples
Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Tips on tipples - with your turkey and beyond
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'What is gluten' is among the most searched questions of 2014. We're all interested, but is it a trend - or a step in a healthier direction?
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One in seven British beer buyers bought non-alcoholic varieties in 2013
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Jiro Ono, right, has been practising his art for eight decades; Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market

The world's most renowned sushi chef, Jiro Ono, predicts a bleak future for the Japanese speciality because of increasing difficulties in sourcing ingredients, because of overfishing.

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Sprouts and gravy on a pizza? Surprisingly, it works...
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Despite authorities tightening their grip on the causes of hangovers, the hangover itself enjoys halcyon days. It can only mean one thing: authorities quietly love a hangover.

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A waitress serves food to customers at Hooters

It's Sunday lunchtime in St Louis, close to the very middle of Middle America, and there's a healthy crowd at Hooters for the weekend's big football game.

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Dictator's dinner: Hitler tailored his diet to cope with his chronic flatulence
John Walsh reads up on the dos and don'ts of dining with history's great dictators
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Kind of like a culinary adaptation of a 'F*ck Yeah Cereal' Tumblr, Cereal Killer Cafe is a cafe that only sells cereal.

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Lakeland launched a range of copper pans 18 months ago
The pans are a must-have for serious home cooks thanks to new technology and low prices. Clare Hargreaves explains the properties beneath the shiny surface
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Modern Midnight Conversation Punch, Rich Marmalade Sour, Fairytale of Manhattan and Sloe Gin Fizz
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A survey among British supermarkets from Good Housekeeping last month suggested Christmas dinner for eight could cost as little as £21.31
Fresh food slipped 0.3% over the year, led by a fall in the price of vegetables
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Are you still in denial about Christmas? Gifts are one thing, but what about Christmas dinner? Tablets, such as the iPad, are here to help.

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Bookatable said its Christmas Day bookings had gone up by more than 150 per cent since 2011

In their desperation to avoid the stress of cooking the perfect Christmas dinner (and the drudgery of washing up afterwards), record numbers of people are choosing to dine out on Christmas Day this year.

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Long Arm and Short Arm in Lemsford, Hertfordshire is named after an old semaphore signalling device

This list was suggested by Andrew Denny, who started us off with The Bank of England in Manchester. Groarty Dick and Tony Paley nominated The Drunken Duck, Ambleside, adding that a horse of this name was possibly the worst winning ride in the Cheltenham Festival, in 1982.

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Ever caved in the top of a supermarket "pie" and thought, 'where the hell are my pastry sides and base?' Well this is the pedantic e-petition for you.

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Top table: the beautiful dining room at Skye Gyngell’s Spring
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Hip with chips: KFC’s first redesigned branch, in Bracknell, Berkshire. Other branches will also be made over next year
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The restaurant's designer Lee Broom has a keen eye for beautiful detail
Soho's latest white-hot spot bucks the no-reservations trend in exclusive style
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Spiced carrot muffins with maple-syrup mascarpone icing
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Does it add up? Remember to leave a 12.5 per cent tip
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Named after the butler in Agatha Christie's novel, Tredwell's is elegant and quite affordable
Has Marcus Wareing overstretched himself with his latest opening?
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According to a new study, fruit juices marketed at children as being healthy can contain as much sugar as a glass of Coca-Cola
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Set to open a new London restaurant dedicated to his speciality
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Spicing things up: Mark's Shrimp Balchou (Jason Lowe)
Don't let the summer and autumn bounty slip away...get pickling
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Spring is one of the swankiest dining rooms in London
Skye Gyngell's smart new venue could hardly be more different from Petersham Nurseries
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Miso pumpkin with tofu makes a stylish starter to a Japanese-inspired meal
Miso makes the simplest dishes seem mouthwateringly complex
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This season is the seventh year Peter Bullock has fished for sardines, and he has often brought in as much as 20 tonnes of fish a night
When it's a sardine! Sales of the once-neglected fish are booming, thanks to rebranding
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Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

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Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
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A look back at fashion in 2014
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Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
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The West needs more than a White Knight

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Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

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The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

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