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Questionnaire: JASON MATTHEWS, GOALKEEPER, EXETER CITY FC

What do you think your chances are against Everton in tomorrow's FA Cup replay?

Eating & Drinking: Packing a punch

COOK THEM a meat ball and they will be extremely polite and mildly interested. But wrap that meat ball in a furl of fine pastry and let it steam, boil, or fry and you have their complete and undivided attention.

Forget fettucine - spuds remain the smash hit here

YOU CAN keep your fettuccine Alfredo and spaghettini alla puttanesca; give us back our spuds.

Food and Drink: Weekend Cook 10: Chilli Noodle Salad With Prawns Serves two. Total time: 15 minutes

THERE IS an Asian cafe called Wok Wok just close enough to me for lunch. They make a fine noodle salad with crispy shreds of chicken and lots of chilli. But curiously, for all its Nineties aspirations, the salad comes arranged Seventies-style on a necklace of Little Gem lettuce leaves.

Food & Drink: Weekend Cook - 1: Midnight Pasta Serves two. Total time 20 minutes

OF ALL the millions of shapes and sizes of pasta nothing beats a steaming mound of spaghetti.

Words: pastify, v.

THERE ARE two ways of getting a newly minted word into circulation. One is to slip it into talk or writing, and see what its merits and serendipity bring about; the other is to nudge it along with quotation-marks, but that looks like touting one's wares, as in the Cambridge don Stefan Collini's recent English Pasts: "The explosion of popular interest in recent decades is what can only be called `pastifying'. Few areas of British life seem untouched by this mania for revival, restoration, conservation, and imitation."

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