Samantha at Maman Le Mot

The immersive theatre show that put me off my dinner

An ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dining experience comes with big clichés and tiny portions

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When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

I always smuggle a couple of subversive Digestive biscuits into my daughter’s school lunch box

Bottles of Hermitage wine, produced in the Rhône Valley (Getty)

Forget claret and California, Rhône is the ruler of the reds

Uncorking a bottle of rouge from the Rhône is the perfect way to celebrate International Grenache Day

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Why wine experts are so easy to con

A new documentary shows that gullibility goes with the glugging in the world of fine wine

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My DIY dinner at the Ikea restaurant

The Swedish flatpack furniture giant has opened a London eatery

Frankie's fish and chip shop in Brae

Shetland is the place for perfect fish and chips

The chefs at Frankie’s take fish and chips seriously. And it shows

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Cafe society for Hampstead intellectuals

The Coffee Cup isn’t a restaurant. It’s a place where you can have food.

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How gentrification killed the jellied eel

Jellied eels were London’s original fast food. That was, until the hipsters arrived in the East End.

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The Sunday roast is dying – and the Tories are to blame

Mrs Thatcher introduced the first bill to allow for Sunday trading in 1986; then the change ultimately happened under John Major.

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'The Dinner Party'

In defence of dinner parties

My wife prefers restaurants. She’s wrong

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There like a shot: where to eat grouse on the Glorious Twelfth

A guide for anyone stuck in the capital rather than a grouse moor.

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How breakfast became the brattiest meal of the day

The range of choice is turning us all into monsters.

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Can I convince my father to like chicken?

He is eighty one, walks with a cane, and is a traditional sort of British gent. And he has never liked chicken.

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Cake expectations: A guide to afternoon tea

It’s one of the great English contributions to civilisation, this mid-afternoon break for tea and cake.

Odysseus and Calypso in the caves of Ogygia. Painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder

Can an ancient Hellenic concept solve Greece’s food crisis?

Greece is looking backwards to help it move forwards.

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'It's neither one thing nor another thing': Fergus Henderson on brunch (Photo: Carl Court/Getty)

Why breakfast still trumps brunch

Brunch is neither one thing nor another thing. Better to stick with breakfast and lunch.

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In defence of cheap mayonnaise

There’s a reason some of the most beloved items in our kitchen cupboards have survived so long.

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Summer calls for Pimm’s, not Aperol Spritz

At university we used to fill up paddling pools with the stuff. But where has Pimm’s gone this summer?

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