Modern London is a city in turbulence, a cosmopolitan cauldron in which more things change than stay the same, where all the world comes to throw a tantrum, get rich through property and complain about schools. Its restaurant scene has generally kept up.
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Saturday 28 December 2013
Saturday 21 December 2013
These make perfect festive party snacks or something to go with coffee at the end of the meal. You can use mincemeat or a combination of mincemeat and Christmas pudding if you need to use it up.
Saturday 21 December 2013
Using argan oil, cumin, ground cinnamon and coriander. Use freshly roasted and shelled chestnuts for this or the vacuum-packed, ready-shelled ones: both yield good results. You can also vary the spices to suit your taste, making them either sweet or savoury.
Saturday 07 December 2013
The Thames Path combines history with nature as it forges towards the capital from Hampton Court Palace
Sunday 13 October 2013
Despite fierce foreign competition, Sam Masters sees a British triumph at the World Conker Championships
Wednesday 28 August 2013
You will look in vain for an ode to broccoli. And that is because broccoli is rubbish
Friday 16 August 2013
Room service at the hotel is a fine taste of things to come, as Alice Jones discovers...
Friday 21 June 2013
Outlook Tactical Nuclear Penguin is a beast of a speciality stout that, at an ABV of 32 per cent, is seven and a half times the strength of the wildly over-rated black stuff that Guinness churns out.
As Google and Apple are probed on tax avoidance, it's time for political leaders around the world to take a stand and stamp the practice out
Wednesday 22 May 2013
We are losing £100bn annually through aggressive tax avoidance
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Korean cooking consists of a large number of braised dishes that require considerable culinary skill. Galbijjim is one such dish. In recent years it has grown in popularity among international diners who appreciate the fine taste and, indeed, the health advantages of the dish (the fat on the short ribs is removed before braising)
Wednesday 24 April 2013
I’ve no idea why it takes many sofa suppliers six weeks to deliver a sofa, but it does and as a result I’ve got nothing to sit on in my new gaff except an expanse of scruffy laminate. The idea of buying a sofa to sit on while I wait for a sofa to arrive seems needlessly extravagant, so I’ve turned to the global network dedicated to giving away stuff and getting stuff for free.
Thursday 04 April 2013
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.
Saturday 23 March 2013
Cavemen. Of course.
Thursday 03 January 2013
Neighbours fight for right to be named 'home of the chip'
Sunday 23 December 2012
The smell of the Christmas lunch itself, however, can be better than the consumption
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales