Squash: Friction with top two men, but can they lead England to World title?

In terms of great British sporting rivalries, it may not have the glitz and glamour of Hamilton versus Button, but it is one with begrudging respect which has threatened to turn into a full-blown war of words. Step forward world No 1 Nick Matthew and James Willstrop, England's No 2, from the world of squash.

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It's every pudding lover's dream: a truly sumptuous dessert that won't ruin the waistline and won't up your odds of cardiac arrest. Amazingly, I think I may have found it. Agnar Sverrisson's signature dish – Valrhona white chocolate mousse, ice cream, dill and cucumber – is the kind of dessert I could write poetry about. I have been thinking about it repeatedly since I tasted it two days ago, at the Michelin-starred Texture in London. Half an hour after tasting, I stride into nearby Selfridges Food Hall to buy a big slab of Valrhona chocolate, in order, I hope, to relive the experience. No such luck. The next morning I am fighting the urge to march into the restaurant and order it for breakfast. I want to taste it again and again and again.

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Business Diary: E&Y set to take squash title

The Canary Wharf & Square Mile Corporate Challenge is hotting up – and if you want to make a few quid from the squash tournament that pits the staff of City firms against each other, put your cash on Ernst & Young. Already in the semis, it will take on PricewaterhouseCoopers for a place in the final against Credit Suisse or the Financial Services Authority. How can we be so confident? Well, E&Y is represented by an employee, a certain Peter Marshall. His work at the firm is his second career – he was previously a professional squash player. A former world number two, in fact. So unless E&Y's rivals had the foresight to hire a former world number one, they don't stand a chance.

Crespelle with butternut squash

Serves 4

Flipping marvellous: Mark Hix takes pancakes to a new level with his posh fillings

Shrove Tuesday is upon us again and I find that it's always a good excuse for creating some posh pancake recipes. Not that there's anything wrong with simple pancakes served with sugar and lemon juice – but there are so many more great things you can pop into a simple pancake. Here's a recipe for a basic batter, plus four other pancake ideas.

Book of a Lifetime: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

For all David Foster Wallace's formidable and, to a bunch of woolly humanities graduates, estrangingly mathematical intelligence, when my friends and I first read 'Infinite Jest' about a year after it came out in 1996, we felt the instantaneous devotee's delusion of ownership. This guy was ours. Here was a way of writing that restored to literary English the crackle of contemporaneity it lacked, absorbing the registers of psychotherapy and street slang and hard-core analytic maths into a style that might have sagged under the weight of its own syntactic ambition had it not been underwritten, always, by Wallace's whistle-bright logical clarity, comic inventiveness and unexpected largeness of heart. When, a few years later, I began to write myself, it took a conscious effort to wean myself off the rhythms and loop-the-loop habits of mind of a writer to whom, judging by my concave-spined and painstakingly sellotaped copy of 'Infinite Jest', I had perhaps become a little addicted.

Death case council admits dishwasher fluid offence

A county council today pleaded guilty to failing to store a hazardous substance correctly after a Down's syndrome sufferer died after accidentally swallowing dishwater fluid at a day centre for adults with learning difficulties.

I get a kick out of you: Skye Gyngell's winter recipes to chase away the cold

Chase away the cold with a big dose of vitamin C – that's chilli, capers and clementines, says Skye Gyngell

Let's play squash: Pumpkins are for life – not just Halloween

By turning them into lanterns and wasting their juicy flesh, we’re missing a tasty trick

A bird in the hand: Skye Gyngell's quail recipes

Their small size makes quails quick to cook and versatile to use. You may have to eat them with your fingers, though

Quail with roasted pumpkin and chimichurri

Serves 4

Matthew clinches a golden double

England's Nick Matthew emulated Peter Nicol of Scotland by taking two Commonwealth squash titles at a single Games by winning the men's doubles with Adrian Grant yesterday.

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