The peloton rides past The Louvre in yesterday’s final stage

Tour de France 2013: Bad crashes and cookery courses - on the road with the Tour’s riders

Alasdair Fotheringham recalls the early bus stop, Thomas’ remarkable bravery and the power play that put Froome in yellow

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You can tempt kids to try fish with Mark's Big Mack

Big Mack

Serves 4

It's sliced bread's 85th birthday

Eighty-five years of the best thing since... This week marks the anniversary of sliced bread

As headlines go, “Sliced bread is made here” is perhaps not the most compelling in newspaper history. Still, those five words, splashed across the front page of Missouri’s Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune in 1928, marked the moment the world discovered the greatest thing since, well, ever.

My life in food: Florence Knight

Head chef, Polpetto

Penguin Random House: An American takeover

As it gets taken over, Penguin is quitting the UK for the US, while talismanic publisher Gail Rebuck takes a back seat. But can the combine keep its top authors?
Serve pea and ham fritters as snacks with drinks, or as a starter

Pea and ham fritters

Serves 4-6

Cake pushers, begone! We don't want your calories

If the Government wishes to curb the obesity epidemic, it should forget chip shops and focus on kind, maternal women in offices who equate sweet foods with happiness

Taking the biscuit: BBC denies Paul Hollywood's Great British Bake Off job is at risk following split from wife

The BBC has denied reports that Paul Hollywood's role on The Great British Bake Off is under threat following his split from his wife.

Theatre review: Titus Andronicus, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

“But must my sons be slaughtered in the streets for valiant doings in their country’s cause?” asks Titus Andronicus, mourning a stage full of corpses as prelude to three hours of  gratuitous violence with knives, daggers and meat cleavers.

It isn’t the most offensive entry into our occasional round-up of crimes against pizz

Hungry? Print a pepperoni pizza

Nasa is funding the development of printed food with an eye on the long-haul, long-stay space missions of the future

British entrepreneur Gregory Cox arrives at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney

British millionaire sexually assaulted young woman on Bondi Beach and told her his wealth would protect him, court told

A British millionaire whose company specialises in loans for people with poor credit ratings told a woman he is accused of sexually assaulting in Australia that his wealth would protect him, a court in Sydney has heard.

Slow-cooked lamb breast ribs

Slow-cooked lamb breast ribs

Serves 4

Great British Break Off: Paul Hollywood splits from his wife of 15 years

Culinary TV star Paul Hollywood has split from his wife after 15 years of marriage.

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