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Beef shin and horseradish soup

Serves 4-6

Trealy Farm cured beef with sweet and sour celery

Serves 8

Lady Gaga's meat dress is preserved for ever – as beef jerky

When the question arises of what to do with a special dress after its first outing, most head for the dry cleaners and buy a plastic sleeve to keep the dust off.

Mike Ward: Shabby behaviour at the Oval - as I ponder pinching Bumble’s pork steak

I am such a fool. On reflection, what I should have done was reach across, grab it, snaffle it out in my trouser pocket and take it home to flog on eBay. David "Bumble" Lloyd’s pork steak, I mean. It’s not as if he wanted it.

Sainsbury's facing prosecution over excess packaging on beef joint

Trading standards bosses today confirmed they are prosecuting a major supermarket for allegedly putting too much packaging on a joint of beef.

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It could give a whole new meaning to the phrase "grub's up". As population growth threatens to outstrip the planet's capacity to produce sufficient quantities of food, some scientists are recommending that we replace meat in our diet with bugs.

Asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke and beef salad

Serves 4

Andrew Buncombe: What's the beef in India? Breaking the law deliciously

I like to think of myself as someone respectful of the beliefs of others, especially when it comes to religion and food.

Love life flagging? Then try pork, like the president

They won't be swapping their bottles of Chimichurri for jars of mustard and apple sauce quite yet, and they can still wash dinner down with a nice Malbec, but the people of Argentina are being asked to experiment with a new addition to the national diet: pork.

Dave Hadfield: Cold steak pies, Irn Bru and a dreadful Super League launch

The RFL chose to launch the Super League season in the capital.

Rose veal tartare

Serves 4

Steve Connor: When ministers have a beef with scientists

Science Notebook: One of Winston Churchill's less famous quotations is that science "should be on tap but not on top"

Beef flank, potato and cabbage broth

Serves 4-6

Minor British Institutions: Bovril

Beef tea. Strange idea, popular still at football matches. But who on earth came up with it? A Scotsman, by the name of John Lawson Johnston, though there appears to be no record of his precise thought process.

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