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This delicious meat is officially OK to eat – as long as it's ethically farmed

Veal chop with girolles

Serves 4

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Serves 6-8

Fisherman's spelt

Serves 4

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Parsley, basil, coriander, chive... all sorts of delicious herbs can be grown easily in pots

Guests feast on Matthew Day Jackson's edible life-size sculpture

Last week in London, audience participation in art reached a new level – an assembled throng ate an artist. The fashionably decrepit interior of 33 Portland Place – a house whose peeling rooms are now famous for starring in The King's Speech – played host to a life-size sculpture, or golem, of the American Matthew Day Jackson that had been lovingly made in sponge cake in the south London bakery of the St John restaurant. It was consumed throughout the evening.

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Why confine your microwave to reheating coffee when it could be roasting a joint or making a tasty stew in just 10 minutes?

Clams with peas and fino sherry

Serves 4

Open and shut case: Skye Gyngell cooks with clams

It’s simple enough to detect whether clams are good to eat – and even easier to prepare them, whether you’re adding a jolt of sherry, a chorizo kick or a chilli zing

Strozzapreti with cuttlefish and asparagus

Serves 4

Megrim sole with brown shrimps and capers

Serves 4

Sardines with potato and cumin salad

Serves 4

Making waves: Mark Hix's sensational ways to cook sustainable fish

Channel 4's The Big Fish Fight has provided some very interesting viewing recently, although I'm not completely sure that it has convinced the public about exactly what they should and shouldn't be eating.

Corn chowder

Serves 4-6
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