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Sushi & Beyond, By Michael Booth

In his previous food memoir Booth put himself through a Cordon Bleu course in Paris for the self-flagellating reason that he was "a worthless fraud".

48 Hours In: Victoria

The capital of British Columbia comes alive this month, with flowers and festivals in abundance. Let Susan Griffith be your guide to one of Canada's most accessible and attractive cities

Best restaurant: Zilli green

TV's ubiquitous Aldo Zilli, veteran of cheeseball shows from This Morning to Celebrity Fit Club, is not, perhaps, the most likely ethical pioneer. But the Italian chef is responsible for a significant milestone in the movement towards meat-free eating. Earlier this year, he bravely converted his Soho flagship, Signor Zilli, into a vegetarian restaurant, Zilli Green.

The Green Awards: Our experts celebrate those doing most to protect our fragile environment

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Brian Viner: As affectionate laughter rippled through the audience, we could relax

The world premiere of Tales of the Country – which, as I think I might have mentioned before, is a play based on the book inspired by my columns about moving out of London to rural Herefordshire – took place at the Severn Theatre in Shrewsbury last Thursday.

Yoshi Sushi 210 King Street, London W6

Once he'd 'got' Japanese food, our critic couldn't get enough. But can London match New York in the sushi stakes?

Travel By Numbers: Japan

The spring blossom is turning this nation of islands a shade of pink. Sophie Lam cherry picks where to see it at its best

Playwright Joe Penhall describes how he juggles the demands of Hollywood, stage and TV

From lunch with Cormac McCarthy in New Mexico to read-throughs in Kingston upon Thames...

Ban on fishing for bluefin is rejected

Japan and Canada lead campaign against plan to protect endangered tuna

Ban on bluefin tuna would 'threaten Japanese culture'

Delegates from 175 countries debate a proposal to restrict the international trade in the sushi delicacy

Oscar-winner directs sting on Hollywood's favourite sushi spot

Guy Adams visits the restaurant which is under investigation for serving up whale to its high-end clients

Conservation group supports call for bluefin tuna trade ban

The future of the bluefin tuna could be decided within days, along with two other endangered fish, the spiny dogfish and porbeagle, according to a national conservation charity.

Claire Beale On Advertising: It's time to go easy on the airbrush

I was having lunch with a creative director who makes ads starring what you might respectfully call a mature actress. "So how much touching up do you do?" I asked, and it occurred to neither of us that the question might have any meaning other than a digital one.

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