It’s a tough life at the House of Commons. Aperitifs are in short supply, the Cajun food is poor and there is a dearth of ‘fresh game’ on the lunchtime menu.
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Beleaguered farmers' third poor harvest in a row means British shoppers will rely on imported food - and prices will rise
Monday 01 April 2013
Crops from potatoes and peas to cereals are being hit, leading to increased reliance on imported produce
Saturday 16 March 2013
Tomatoes, potatoes, even courgettes, are perfectly happy in pots says our green-fingered correspondent.
Thursday 07 March 2013
Master distiller, Tanqueray
Thursday 21 February 2013
Until the age of 23, Gizzi Erskine was a professional body-piercer in Camden, north London. Now a food writer, chef and television presenter, she is best known as the host of the Channel 4 show Cook Yourself Thin and for the bestselling book of the same name. Her latest book, Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts, is due to be released on 28 March. She is working with Total Greek Yoghurt (totalgreekyoghurt.com) to create two new recipes.
Monday 18 February 2013
Every 12 days in Brazil, someone gets murdered in a land-related conflict - how do the landowners get away with it?
Thursday 14 February 2013
Pitts-Tucker is in charge of assessing all the cheese made by Davidstow, the largest cheddar producer in the UK. He grades each cheese on body (firmness), texture (feel) and flavour (style and strength level). He works most often with the Cathedral City brand, eating around 500 chunks of 500 different cheese blocks each week.
Thursday 14 February 2013
Ingredients to serve 4
Thursday 07 February 2013
'If I ever feel the pang of homesickness, I eat something with rice. It's my comfort food'
Saturday 02 February 2013
Millennium Eye: We have to play on the front foot to right the wrongs of the autumn
Thursday 31 January 2013
John Torode is best known as the straight-talking TV presenter and judge of BBC’s MasterChef. He originally moved to the UK from his native Australia in the mid-1990s when he worked for the Conran Group. He owns two London restaurants. He is now working with IWSC Winemaker of the Year Neil McGuigan to launch the Neil McGuigan & John Torode Recipe Collection, a personalised food and wine matching service: mcguiganwines.co.uk
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Those with an interest in 20th century history will be familiar with the stories of famous recluses like Howard Hughes or the Vietnam vets who emerged from the jungle some 20 years after the war had ended, but the Lykov family beats them all.
When a team of Soviet geologists accidentally stumbled across the family in a remote part of Siberia, they were so isolated that they were unaware that the second world war had even started, never mind finished. It was 1978.
Thursday 10 January 2013
A little oil, for greasing
1kg waxy potatoes, peeled
1 large onion, peeled
Approx. 3 thick slices of ham (200g), torn
1 whole 250g camembert cheese, torn into 2cm chunks
3 tablespoons roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus 1 tablespoon to serve
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
200ml hot vegetable stock
300ml double cream (not single as it will split during cooking)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Thursday 03 January 2013
Neighbours fight for right to be named 'home of the chip'
Saturday 29 December 2012
Sunday 23 December 2012
If the wireless internet connection during your holiday flight seems more reliable than it used to, you could have the humble potato to thank.
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