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A freshly cooked bagel is good for the soul

Samuel Muston makes a pilgrimage to Beigel Bake in London each week

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf

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Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant reviewer Jonathan Gold has shrugged off his disguise. Christopher Hirst spills the beans

Food secrets: the good, the bad...and the faeces

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Wines of the week: Celebrate Australia Day with three beauties from the country's best regions

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine. Bill Granger shows how

Mark Hix recipes: From fritters to curry, our chef presents his delicious cauliflower dishes

The smell of over-boiled cauliflower may have haunted your youth, but it needn’t be so. A floret in the fridge is a fine thing, as our chef proves

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Object: The beer can

* Shake it up and spray it all over your best mate while shouting, because today marks the 80th anniversary of the sale of the first can of beer. Laughable beer canning experiments had taken place in the USA since 1905 – usually concluding with a small explosion – but prohibition kicked the problem down the road, giving the canning industry a chance to work on a solution. By the early 1930s, the American Can Company decided that the world was finally ready.

Anthony Rose: Most wine suppliers have their hands tied by the big supermarkets

As you browse the supermarket aisles in search of a bottle for dinner tonight, spare a thought for those at the sharp end of wine buying. That Jacobs Creek or Echo Falls has as likely as not been selected by the wine team in the Berkshire, Bradford or Bracknell tasting room based on a simple equation: the bottom line. Few supermarket buyers at this price point jet across the world looking for hidden wine gems.

From Caol Ila to Cranachan: The best food and drink for Burns Night

Some excellent alternative ways to enjoy Burns Night this year

Head chef Matt Gillan taking centre stage at The Pass

The hottest restaurant tables now put diners right in the thick of the action - the kitchen

But will this take the magic out of fine dining, asks Clare Hargreaves?
Have a heart: haggis cannot be exported to the US

Ranald Macdonald and Lord McColl plead for end to ban on export of haggis to US

The latest bid to send haggis across the Atlantic saw a member of the US embassy tucking in. Simon Usborne joined him for his first taste of the chieftain of puddings

Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates birthday cakes for grown-ups

Bill blows out the candles and hopes that dry sponge, bland fillings and dodgy decorations become obsolete birthday traditions

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Full of sunshine: The Larder transports you to the Athenian sun
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Japanese crumbed pork chops with mixed salad

Japanese food is clean, ordered and always pared down to basics

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Manager John Gold, owner Valerie Johnson and her daughter Carlyn Johnson from the Fryer of Frankie's celebrate winning the UK's Best Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year
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Prosecco on tap could soon be banned
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Oatcakes were the original fast food
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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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