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TTIP trade deal could see poorly regulated American food hit British tables

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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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Spiced carrot muffins with maple-syrup mascarpone icing
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Miso makes the simplest dishes seem mouthwateringly complex
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