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Saturday 04 August 2012
Archaeologists say they have found traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate on a plate in the Yucatan peninsula, in a breakthrough suggesting it may have been used as a sauce with solid food.
Friday 03 August 2012
From carrots and spuds to more exotic selections, bypass the supermarket and get the best veg delivered to your door
Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Another London: International Photographers Capture City Life 1930-1980, Tate Britain, London
Sunday 29 July 2012
Don't laugh: Sarah Lucas's erotic work may bring naughty postcards to mind, but in reality she's as classical an artist as Cézanne or Michelangelo
Sunday 15 July 2012
Imports are replacing home-grown fruit and veg
Saturday 14 July 2012
Saturday 07 July 2012
For first-time vegetable growers, leeks are an easy and tasty option. And if they're good enough for Nero...
Sunday 17 June 2012
The team behind The Engineer have moved, but have they taken their cachet with them?
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Sunday 10 June 2012
Saturday 09 June 2012
It takes Derek St Romaine and his wife Dawn at least two hours to set out the 500 candles that light their garden for a special evening opening each year. What dedication! They hang tealights in lanterns through the rose arbour. Their mophead hollies are lit from below by candles set in bags of sand. They float tealights in clear plastic cups on their pond, highlighting the gleaming scales of the koi carp nosing around underneath. "You've got to put a bit of sand in the cups as ballast. Otherwise they capsize," says Dawn.
Friday 08 June 2012
For a simple supper, give salad a swerve and sit down to an even more refreshing meal in a bowl...
Sunday 03 June 2012
They resemble the still lifes of the Spanish masters Velazquez, Zurbaran and Cotán. But while these are no 16th- or 17th-century compositions, Clay Perry's photographs of Britain's heritage fruit and vegetables are just as sympathetic to their subject.
Saturday 02 June 2012
On The Menu: Xiao long bao dim sum; Soho's Coach and Horses pub; Gourmet Burger Kitchen; La Fée's absinthe blanche
Friday 01 June 2012
This week I've been eating... xiao long bao dim sum
- 1 Bankers could face jail after report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management
- 2 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 3 Richard Nieuwenhuizen death: Six teenagers and 50-year-old father convicted of manslaughter in shocking case of referee killed over a game of football
- 4 Exclusive: Newcastle's star talent-spotter on brink as Joe Kinnear sparks walkout
- 5 Vast methane 'plumes' seen in Arctic ocean as sea ice retreats