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Christina Rietz discovers why the capital is the place to be for German and US brewers thirsty for innovation
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Strange brew: the chef John Quilter garnishes his lamb cutlets, enriched with the surprising flavour of coffee
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Cornish delight: golden, delicious and fresh from the oven
Josh Barrie looks at the nostalgic appeal of the British holiday favourite and how its authenticity is being preserved
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Some bloggers expect complimentary invitations, dinners and drinks in exchange for glowing write-ups
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Green machine: Arthur Potts Dawson
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The white stuff: chef John Moeller with President Bill Clinton
John Moeller cooked family meals for the Bushes and Clintons, and banquets for world leaders
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Luiz Hara, The London Foodie, would cook Ligurian trofie pasta with potatoes, green beans and his home-made pesto
Gillian Orr: From getting creative with leftovers to whipping up homemade hearty soups
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Anne Hathaway (brown coat) and Rita Everett are employed as grape pickers at Gusborne (they use money to supplement their pensions).
Luke Blackall: The secret of their success? Delicious fizz - and a harvesting team with a difference
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Bernard Filliers at the Filliers distillery in Belgium
Charlotte McDonald-Gibson: The spirit - forerunner to the G in your G&T - was made in the Low Countries. It soon came to Britain, where it was distilled and renamed as the gin we love today
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Natural gem: René Redzepi and Samuel Muston turn a simple celeriac into a feast
When the spotlight became too much for Noma’s visionary chef, he took refuge in his journal, now published as a book. Samuel Muston joins him in the kitchen
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A kale leaf; the green vegetable is enjoying a newfound popularity
Rosie Birkett charts the vegetable's progress from cattle fodder to superfood
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Rosie Neve: If you thought that slaving over a hot oven to bake your own bread was impressive, you're behind the times
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Tickled pink: ordering rosé no longer means getting an alcoholic Ribena
Rosé is increasingly popular - here's how to get the best from pink plonk
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Meat treat: some of the delights on offer at Hill & Szrok in London
Dinner at my butchers with a glass of wine? I'm all for it
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The famous Japanese restaurant shares its recipe for seasonal cherry blossom macarons

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Shared tables make fellow diners too close for comfort
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Some restaurants discriminate on the basis of looks when choosing their staff just as much as some fashion houses do
Waiting staff don't need to be as hot as the dishes they serve
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Pay phone: no more waiting for harried waiters with the Flypay app
FlyPay app does away with awkward wave-at-the-waiter game
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All rise for sourdough: This healthier loaf is a cut above the rest
Samuel Muston: Give us our daily artisan bread
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Treacle soda bread from The Terrace on London’s Holland Street
A flat tyre on a country road... thank goodness for pub grub
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Star man: Alain Ducasse has won dozens of Michelin awards over his career
Alain Ducasse knows the secrets of culinary alchemy
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The Pauper's Cookbook - delicious revival of Jack Monroe of the 1970s

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Oxfam broke ties with Scarlett Johansson over her SodaStream ad
The company issued a profit warning, cutting its forecast for this year and that Scarlett Johansson video has been banned...
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Mellow yellow: a warming spoonful of polenta
A hug on a plate - my paean to polenta
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Shaken, not stirred: a pre-dinner martini
Never go straight through to dinner, and never say aperitif
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A group calling themselves the "Goulash Co-operative" has started a campaign to raise enough cash to buy the restaurant's lease
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Gastronauts
Theatrics come with the territory at the Royal Court Theatre's new dining-experience-cum-play, Gastronauts
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Fair share: restaurant food has become 'tapasised'

As tasks go, it's not up there with splitting the atom. I needed to choose a restaurant to visit with an old friend. Go to said restaurant. Eat. Go home. Simple.

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Cedric Grolet and his team
'Coconut granita is the best thing for a hot day on a beach'
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