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Food: Nice one

A salade Nicoise without garlic doesn't deserve the name, says Simon Hopkinson

David Aaronovitch column

When Andrew Rickards of Gloucester pleaded guilty to serial shoplifting earlier this week, his solicitor - a Mr Jon Holmes - told the world that his client was "neither needy nor greedy. He is an old fashioned kleptomaniac." Mr Rickards subsequently asked for 2,308 other offences to be taken into consideration.

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Boots "Shapers" tuna and cucumber

Fishing Lines: Three strikes and wipeout

Trying to catch salmon is generally quoted as the quickest way to spend money in fishing. A disgruntled salmon angler, only half in jest, likened it to building a rod with pounds 20 notes, then setting fire to it. But big-game angling is an equally good way to fritter away an inheritance.

Three-day journey to your dinner table

Supermarkets apart, sushi is very expensive, and the reason those raw slivers cost so much is that they have to come a long way very, very quickly.

Tuna ship mutiny leaves 11 dead

Japanese coastguards are investigating an apparent mutiny on a tuna ship which left 11 people dead.

Stricken Japanese tuna ship restarted

Engineers from sister ships in the Japanese Atlantic tuna fleet, aided by Irish naval officers, yesterday succeeded in restarting the engines of the stricken vessel Taisei Maru, on which five crew members died in a gas leak on Friday.

Irish mouse roars in battle of bluefin tuna

Ireland's tiny navy takes on armada of huge Japanese trawlers using factory methods to plunder Atlantic waters of favourite fish

Irish hold Japanese trawler in tuna war

A Japanese trawler detained in Irish waters was last night escorted by a fisheries-protection vessel to Castletown Bere, County Cork, where its captain faces charges of illegal fishing. The Minato Maru, one of a 40- strong Japanese fleet massed off County Galway, is the first non-EU-registered vessel to be held in Irish waters in two years.

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brainfood: Mine's a steak, no glop

The Italians have got it dead right. You order a lamb chop, you get a lamb chop. You want something with it, you get a contorno, that is, an accompaniment which, like a well-behaved child, is meant to be discreet

caring but not sharing

Human rights or dolphins' rights? You can't espouse all of the causes all of the time, says Aminatta Forna; TESTIMONY

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