Wine & Food

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Wrap up warm, bake a Breton cake and head to the sea

I was born by the sea, and grew up by the sea. I am from South Shields, a small coastal…

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

Why breakfast still trumps brunch

A summer London morning of cool sunshine; it should have felt wonderful to be alive but there were minor delays…

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In defence of cheap mayonnaise

Post-Brexit, the knives are out. Miriam Gonzalez Durantez has revealed in a new book her surprise at being served Hellmann’s mayonnaise by Samantha…

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How to be confident with custard

Lately, I have dreamt in custard. Lying in bed last night, I could have sworn I could smell the faint…

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Summer calls for Pimm’s, not Aperol Spritz

Am I alone in thinking that Pimm’s has made a quiet retreat from summer life? It used to be the…

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On the pleasures of nostalgia glamour: Le Caprice, revisited

Twenty five years ago, I was a young green thing just out of university. It was a benign John Major…

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‘Perfect Instagram fodder’ – Rawligion reviewed

It’s not easy being green, as Van Morrison sang. It’s not cheap either. One of the chief criticisms of pretty-girl…

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What will Brexit mean for British food?

In her 1950 début cookbook, Mediterranean Cooking, Elizabeth David quoted the French chef, Marcel Boulestin: ‘It is not really an…

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Theresa May’s Ottolenghi revelation is gobsmacking

Forget footwear. The most telling thing about Theresa May, as suggested in interview with Robert Peston, is her cookbook collection…

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What will heaven be if not a charming room in Islington, full of delicious food? – Smoke & Salt reviewed

Upstairs at the Chapel Bar in Islington, the windows at Smoke & Salt overlook a terrace bedecked with pot plants and…

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Food in the nude isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: The Bunyadi, reviewed

I’m not a stranger to getting my kit off. I once spent a day on the tube in a bikini,…

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Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

Frozen fish, insipid sauces, dry bread and cheapskate pizza

The Moynat Malle Bicyclette (classy picnic basket with bike attached), £33,659

For the ultimate posh picnic, the sky’s the limit

Silver napkin rings £350, basket with bike attached £33,659… or come back down to earth with classy tin plates for £5.95

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Will these new apps be an Uber for eating?

EatAbout and Dish Next Door connect chefs and amateur cooks to hungry diners, cutting out the restaurant trade entirely

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Violet Hudson throws a dinner party using Amazon’s food delivery service

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At 19, heavy drinking was the only one way I could prepare for University Challenge

Our opponents were already in the studio looking brainy and sober

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Blancmange is either ignored or despised: here’s how to make one that’s neither slimy nor bland

Much more subtle than its lurid cousin the jelly, it never belonged at children’s parties

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To drink a beer called ‘Maple Bacon Coffee Porter’ is to say: ‘I’m better than you

How fussy fans of ‘artisan’ brewing brought hipster snobbery to the everyman world of beer-drinking

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You won’t make a profit buying Bordeaux en primeur

Snce 2008 punters have lost money on every single vintage except 2012