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Turn-out for last of five local polls may have broken all previous records
Serves 6 as a starter
So it turns out the heaving throng and buzzing high street of Chester are about as thumping a riposte to that hoary old phrase, "it’s grim up north" as could be imagined. True, there are places north of our offices in Kensington that are grim, but on a chilly weekend in November, this affluent town, used as a commuter point for workers from Manchester, Liverpool, Wrexham and the like, is positively bubbling. On first inspection, the restaurants aren't bad either.
Galata is a thriving area with a sleek collection of suites in a building that's cool ... in every way. Sarah Gilbert checks in
Plant can grow sweet cherry tomatoes while producing white potatoes
Five years ago, Trishna opened near Baker Street specialising in upmarket (and expensive) Indian cuisine. It was the brainchild of Karam Sethi and his brother Jyotin, both born in London, and specialised in the cooking of south-west India. The memory of its Isle of Shuna mussels and its coastal lamb curry has remained with me ever since, and I wasn't surprised when the place picked up a Michelin star last October.
The globetrotting owner of this tranquil retreat outside the medina has an eclectic eye for interiors. Sarah Gilbert checks in
People now have a great choice of olives in all sizes and brines for snacking on and cooking with. Long may it last, says our chef...
Cobbled alleyways of Pamplona replaced by tracks in California, Florida and Texas
Around Britain, the salmon fishing season is in full swing, so cast out and enjoy our chef's delicious recipes
This week I've been eating...Aubergine with chickpea and labnah