Julie Delpy: Julie, madly, deeply

She's Hollywood's golden girl once more. Julie Delpy tells Charlotte O'Sullivan about the light and shade in her life

Bites: More pasta and pizza, please

Where to find the real thing outside the capital

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.
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