Porridge used to be a pauper's food – now we can't get enough of it. But should we make it with milk or water, salt or sugar. Or snails?
Once upon an election campaign, John Prescott found himself struggling with his temper after an onlooker pelted him with an egg. Now it's the turn of the former deputy PM's photogenic wife, Pauline, to bare the brunt of a grassroots protest.
As the rapper-cum-stand-up Doc Brown, aka Ben Smith, prepares for his show at the Edinburgh Festival, he tells Julian Hall why comedy is a family affair
Fresh serving of 'Porridge': Clement and La Frenais bring Norman Stanley Fletcher back for stage show
Rising food bills bring renewed interest in virtues of frugality
Make a good first impression by using the finest seasonal and regional produce