White bulb moment: Skye Gyngell cooks with fennel

Perfectly in season and versatile enough to roast or eat raw – it's no wonder fennel is finding its way into almost everything Skye feels like eating right now

Simply red: The best varieties of tomatoes on the vine

Too many shop-bought tomatoes are bland and disappointing. So how can you find the sweetest and juiciest?

Green light: Skye Gyngell cooks with spinach

It's good hot or cold, spiked with chilli, sweetened by tomatoes or saluted by Caesar

Kerstin Rodgers: 'All those no-salt cooks – have you tasted their food? Dreary'

My earliest food memory... Suddenly having this thing about fried eggs when I was about four, and getting my mum to cook me one, which I loved so much. But then after that she made me a couple more fried eggs and I tried them and said, "I don't like them any more." I was quite a fussy kid! My mum was a good cook but also quite experimental, and it didn't always work out – she had a phase of making Japanese soup which tasted like dishwater.

Spinach with red chilli

Serves 4

Fallout: Panic-buying strips China stores of salt

Worried shoppers stripped stores of salt in Beijing, Shanghai and other parts of China today in the false belief it can guard against radiation exposure, even though any fallout from a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant is unlikely to reach the country.

Top tuber: Skye Gyngell cooks with Jerusalem artichoke

Whoever named Jerusalem artichokes was taking the rest of us for a ride – but you don't have to be in on the gag to enjoy their nutty sweetness, says Skye Gyngell

Zoolbia

Makes about 15

Stay the night: Kulm hotel, St Moritz

The venerable hotel is the birthplace of snow-sports tourism. Stay here and you could ride the Cresta Run, says Simone Kane

Salad of castelfranco, hazelnuts and oranges

Serves 4

Dough patrol: Skye Gyngell cooks pizza

Roll out your base, crisp it up and let your imagination run wild: there's no end to the toppings you can combine on home-made pizza. Skye Gyngell shares her favourites

Pizzette with crab and chilli

Serves 4

Simmered to perfection: It's time to stir up some soup, the ideal winter warmer

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Flower show's answer when nature calls

At the Royal Horticultural Society headquarters, thoughts have already turned to spring and the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show.

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