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Food and Drink: Cook Book of the Week

MARGUERITE PATTEN'S CENTURY OF BRITISH COOKING Grub Street, pounds 25.00, 336pp: RECENTLY A well-known food columnist - of a certain age - admitted that she constantly worried about keeping up with the latest culinary fashions. Where once she had used...

The Weasel

A climb up 192 steps brings insights into a lighthouse keeper's hosiery, while the sweet folly of youth takes its toll with a trip to the dentist

The Irritations Of Modern Life: 47. Glossy Cookbooks

WHAT IS it with celebrity chefs and their glossy cookbooks? Do they want to make us feel foolish and humiliated each time we try to cook a meal for our friends? Oh dear, aren't we silly - we're fresh out of wasabi, can't get trompettes de mort (they're mushrooms), and the fishmonger shakes his head sadly when we specify carpetshell clams. Oh, the shame of it.

Medieval recipe sale

EVER WONDERED what to do with that left-over bear or wild boar? The world's oldest cookery book is to be auctioned today and the 15th century volume has celebrity chefs and antique book collectors salivating

Historical Notes: Work `the grand recipe for felicity'

IN David Copperfield Charles Dickens makes Uriah Heep complain that, when he was at school, he was taught

My secret life as a lay Danish pastry assessor

Once bitten twice shy, I should have said to myself, remembering the chocolate debacle

Books: The cure for oppression by Olaf the Swede

A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz Virago pounds 9.99

On-line Child Care

Babies aren't just very small people - they're future Internet users. But it is not just people that have been breeding. The Web has been at it too and now there are plenty of sites offering advice to parents and parents-to-be

Letter: A recipe for nimbyism

ROSS CLARK's piece "Why we should build more houses in the countryside, not fewer" (17 January) contains some misunderstandings. His contempt for continental-style urban living is a mildly xenophobic manifestation of England's love affair with a false rural idyll and the middle class's fear of living anywhere near poor people. In contrast, the Compact City is a prosperous, socially inclusive city in which new development is welcomed.

Sweetest recipe for a longer life

LIFE IS SWEET - and about to get sweeter for chocoholics, now that doctors have shown that they can live longer if they indulge their desires.

Letter: Cake battle

Sir: I was fascinated to read your article about the controversy surrounding Banbury cakes and their authenticity ("Crumbs! It's cakegate", 31 October).

Investment: ABF's results prove it has recipe for success

THE STRENGTH of sterling continues to be a major headache for Garry Weston's Associated British Foods.

Only 3% take full lunch break at work

MORE THAN 97 per cent of British workers are failing to take a proper lunch break, according to a new report.

Books: Burgers and the quest for a larger truth

My Year of Meat

'Pay what you like' is recipe for success

A CUNNING gimmick which took a gamble on people's sense of fair play has paid off for a restaurant which told customers to pay what they thought their meal was worth, writes Cathy Comerford.
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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

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How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
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Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower