In the middle of the night, hidden beneath the covers, I start laughing at the idea of anyone else finding out what I'm Googling. No, I'm not funding the dark web, I'm not streaming illegal stuff of any kind, I'm not even shopping for kittens; I'm soothing my troubled insomniac brow on frenchclick.co.uk, gazing at things formerly only purchasable in French supermarkets, now brought all the way across the Channel to my London front door – with no delivery charge on orders of more than £35. (More than £35? Pah. I can spend over £35 on biscuits alone in a French supermarket.)
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Saturday 23 March 2013
The spices on the quail left my tastebuds buzzing like hornets
Monday 18 March 2013
There's nothing stopping students from eating a lot better than they do - except their own apathy, says Eleanor Doughty
Friday 15 March 2013
Politicians do not normally enjoy it when they are ambushed on a television programme. But Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, is an exception.
Friday 08 March 2013
It has been voted the world's best restaurant three years in a row, but is unlikely to be be winning any hygiene awards after dozens of diners fell ill with food poisoning.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
MasterChef bosses are to bring in one of their toughest-ever challenges when the show returns next week - with contestants having to recreate a complex dish after simply tasting it.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
MasterChef star Gregg Wallace has hit out at "rude" strangers and urged viewers to stop sending him photographs of their dinner - and their bald friends - on Twitter.
Sunday 03 March 2013
Can't stand the hero? Leave the kitchen
Thursday 28 February 2013
After abandoning his first kitchen apprenticeship at 14, Eric decided he definitely did not want to be a chef. Offered another chance at White’s Hotel in Bayswater, he took it and has seldom been out of the kitchen since. He has worked in some of Britain’s best kitchens including those at Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, La Tante Claire and Marco Pierre White’s The Restaurant. After earning two Michelin stars at The Capital, he is to open a new restaurant, Brasserie Chavot, at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair next week.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Is the Hakkasan group's latest proposition worth the City-slicker prices?
Tuesday 19 February 2013
"If only Ida could be made happy!" says her best friend Olivia, after she has raised the subject of love. Olivia's husband pauses, then replies: "I don't think she ever will be." And why not? "Because she will never learn to seek her own happiness."
Monday 18 February 2013
PM urges major institutions to remove barriers to female success in workplace
Sunday 17 February 2013
Ferran Adria is set to see his success story depicted on the big screen
Friday 15 February 2013
Trail of the unexpected: Head to Upper Manhattan for a real taste of New York
Sunday 10 February 2013
Fashion: Get your dancing shoes on
Saturday 02 February 2013
The man who pays his way
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth