From Monday we are going to be celebrating British Egg Week – and as you may have deduced from the number of times that egg recipes have appeared in my column over the years, I am a dedicated fan. Eggs are so versatile, easy and nutritious and we too often overlook them as a source of reasonably priced, delicious meals.
At the ripe old age of 88, Richard Hamilton is showing his playful side as he curates a show opening at the Alan Cristea Gallery next month. Titled "Shit and Flowers", it will include, deep breath, paintings from the artist's lesser-known scatological phase. Not shown since the 1970s and never as a group, the works consist of romantic, pastoral scenes, worthy of Watteau, into which the godfather of Pop Art has painted Andrex loo rolls and rather less fragrant elements. "Flowery allure is an irrelevant anachronism in the context of cultural ideas in our period", Hamilton explains. "It takes perversity and a touch of irony to make it tolerable."
At lunch and dinner, we've embraced world cuisine. So why are our mornings stuck in a toast-and-cereal rut?
It's been almost five years since Thom Yorke delivered his famous snub to Tony Blair by refusing to meet the then Prime Minister for a discussion on global warming.
After the death of his son, David Cameron writes: 'He leaves a hole in our life so big that words can't describe it.'
Shrove Tuesday has come around once again – and that means that it’s time for pancakes. Pancakes were historically made at this time of year in order to use up the last rich foods before Lent, so the fact that they weren’t the healthiest of options didn’t matter.
Pan in hand, and batter at the ready, Amy Oliver takes a world tour in search of inspiration
'The internet presents my arty and sophisticated films as porn'
Grisly graveyard humour sparkles in the gloom: Desolate, nightmarish, grey – don't miss this Swedish director's grim, great vision
When Wales' centres of excellence run out together, the Red Dragonhood breathes fire. James Corrigan meets the man who will play outside Gavin Henson this evening