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This little piggy: a jamoneria in Madrid like the one Ian Irvine visited

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After a taste of Spanish ham in Madrid sent him into raptures, Ian Irvine was determined to learn more about this heavenly jamon – including how to carve his own.

Thorntons thrives on celebration days as Easter bunny delivers the goods

The Easter bunny delivered the goods for retailer Thorntons, which has upgraded its profit forecasts after robust recent trading.

Thorntons' sales start to crack with online 'glitch' over vital Easter period

Thorntons faces online sales melting over its crucial Easter trading period after it admitted to a "glitch" with its delivery system.

Cadbury's Marvellous Creations: far from marvellous

Oi, Cadbury, leave our sweets alone: these Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations are anything but

Without wishing to give our enemies any ideas, it would be pretty easy to see off the denizens of the Trending desk. All you’d need to do is send us something reasonably tasty (and chock-full of poison), and we’d fall upon it like starving rats. Recently, a box of truffles arrived as a thank-you for one writer, and the pack attacked.

Boris looks human among Westminster waxworks

The Mayor took his grilling by Eddie Mair with the kind of grace few MPs possess

Ewe greedy beasts! Lambs sheltering from icy cold weather feast on a quarter of a million chocolate Easter eggs

Lambs tried to scoff a pile of a quarter of a million chocolate eggs being stored ready to be given to children

Anthony Rose: Keep it sweet

PX is a unique Spanish sweet wine that I discovered a while ago, so sweet in fact that it resulted in me having to make a trip to the dentist. PX, or Pedro, short for Pedro Ximénez, is one of the darkest, richest, stickiest wines in the world and by rights shouldn't exist as a wine at all. Oozing with viscous sucrosity, it's the perfect blending sweetener, in small doses, for cream sherry and sweet oloroso. Did someone dunk a finger in a cask of Pedro one day and think "I could get a pat on the back from the mouthwash industry for bottling this on its own"?

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