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Lorna Wing's mini fish and chips served in tiny cones made from newspaper changed the face of party food, as favourite dishes were downsized to Lilliputian portions. Here, she shares her secrets for the perfect celebration

European Times Vienna: Cafe society - with fries

IT COULD be a scene anywhere in one of central Europe's famous cafes: those homes from home for generations of writers, artists and philosophers discussing life, love and politics over a lengthy coffee, cigarette in hand.

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Ramsden's buys local chippies

HARRY RAMSDEN'S, the chain of fish and chip super stores, is reinventing itself as...er...a chain of street corner chippies.

Fast food a haven for bacteria says survey

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Going Higher: Cheap as chips - or a Bradford curry

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The last resort

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Right time for fish and chips

HARRY RAMSDEN'S, the fish-and-chip restaurant business, yesterday predicted it will be one of few companies to benefit from an economic slowdown as customers trade down to cheaper restaurants.

On Air: Wackos, jocks and naked lies

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Cricket diary: England's Golden Boots...with spikes on

IN the nick of time, the England football team have realised that to have any realistic hope in the World Cup they need a centre-forward who plays cricket. This seems to be the only explanation for the appearance in pristine whites of Alan Shearer in a new television advertisement for a certain hamburger chain (you know, the establishment with the same name as one of the two great Australian fast bowlers who put the frighteners on England in 1921, but not Jack Gregory).

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Diary of a fast-food junkie

We spend three years of our lives eating, so could a diet of take- aways free up valuable time? Tim Hulse put the theory (and his stomach) to the test

Cooking with attitude: The veal thing

Open any 1960s cookbook and you'll notice... veal. Whether you had it escaloped, in a pie or roasted, veal was hip and groovy. Since those heady days, the veal vogue has faded, and it has become politically incorrect to eat. This is mainly because most intensive continental rearing methods, principally the "crating" of young steers, is regarded as suspect and inhumane.
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