Is there anything more festive than a magnum? Apart from a double magnum perhaps, a magnificent magnum is the most generous way to celebrate a great day with friends and family. It also keeps better than a bottle, so squirrel one away.
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Saturday 01 October 2011
Thursday 01 September 2011
On 1 September 1914 a bird known as Martha died in a cage in Cincinnati Zoo and the passenger pigeon was extinct. Newspapers across the world marked the event but nearly 100 years later should we give Martha a moment's thought? Indeed, why should we care about extinctions?
Game for anything: Chefs are finding wonderful new ways with woodcock, grouse, partridge and pheasant
Thursday 01 September 2011
The rest of us may still be wallowing in berries and ice cream as we stretch out the very last of the summer evenings, but for British chefs autumn is here already. Grouse is on the menu and partridge and wild duck are hard on its heels, with pheasant and woodcock behind them.
Saturday 20 August 2011
Thursday 18 August 2011
There is a story by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges that describes an empire so obsessed with exact cartographic science that only a map in 1:1 scale will suffice: a map the same size as the world. I am sure that the Los Angeles-based Ingrid Calame has heard that tale a thousand times – she is an artist who gets down on the pavement and traces every mark over a given area.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
His Test career has fluctuated between ducks and tons. Now it's time to prove he is the genuine article
Sunday 31 July 2011
Saturday 30 July 2011
One of the questions I'm most often asked, when I tell people I review restaurants, is, 'Where have you been lately that's really special?'. And it's a difficult one to answer. The truth is, there aren't many places out there that really are that special. For every Fat Duck, there's a lot of ugly ducklings.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Sunday 17 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
Tuesday 05 July 2011
The highest court in the land has dismissed a bid to suspend a controversial legal ruling on police bail which hampers investigations and overturns 25 years of police practice.
Monday 04 July 2011
Emergency legislation to reverse a controversial legal ruling on police bail will go through all stages in the Commons on Thursday, the leader of the House said.
Saturday 02 July 2011
There's an almost fairy-tale quality to this week's story. Think of it as Local Hero with a side order of duck-fat chips. The cast: a philanthropic millionaire with a dream, and a brilliant young chef, escaping from the palace kitchens to start a new, simple life at the seaside.
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British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
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