Last night's Horizon (BBC2) pitted the two best food types against each other in "Sugar vs Fat", a battle which – as I flounce towards a chubby middle age – I'm calling as a score draw. They're both brilliant.
Pies And Pastries
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Friday 01 June 2012
Whether you want to dice veg, chop meat, or just slice up a salad, there’s a surface here to suit every culinary need.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
It's back! Hot off the stone, our occasional look at crimes against pizza.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Bakery chain Greggs was celebrating today following the Government's U-turn on the unpopular “pasty tax”.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
A group of MPs from across the political divide lined up today to urge the Government to rethink its proposals to slap 20% VAT on baked goods.
Saturday 19 May 2012
Howard Jacobson: Nothing is beyond a man who will take his wife on a date to a restaurant like Oslo Court
Friday 18 May 2012
Maybe our old view of the PM as out of touch is no longer safe. I am seeing him in a new light
Thursday 17 May 2012
The battle for VAT-free pasties will move to Whitehall today when Ken McMeikan, the chief executive of Greggs, puts his case to the Treasury Minister David Gauke.
Sunday 13 May 2012
The Kennedys travelled the world collecting art and anecdotes, now Laura Holt enjoys both – and in a stylish Georgian setting
Saturday 05 May 2012
Thursday 03 May 2012
An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled off-line after viewers called it racist.
Saturday 28 April 2012
It's been 10 years since Mark Hix began writing his weekly food column for this magazine, an anniversary we'll be celebrating in next week's bumper food and drink-themed issue. Over the past decade, the quietly influential Mr Hix has changed the way we eat, though he'd be much too modest to make that claim for himself. Meanwhile his restaurants, with their clever mix of traditional comfort and contemporary art, have supplied the template for many a copycat dining room.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Cornish pasty makers have turned out in force outside Downing Street, braving torrential downpours to deliver a petition from half a million people opposing the controversial "pasty tax".
Wednesday 18 April 2012
David Cameron today defended the "pasty tax" after MPs questioned how fair it was to slap 20% VAT on baked goods while caviar was exempt.
Thursday 12 April 2012
The Government's plan to introduce a "pasty tax" has created "a quagmire of confusion and worry" for businesses, according to a Conservative MP who sits on the Commons committee which scrutinises the Budget.
Monday 02 April 2012
Turmoil at No 10
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist