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How posh are the posh versions of Tinder?

The exclusive dating apps offering love at first swipe

The saucy side of food

The amorous have put their faith in aphrodisiacs since Roman times

How humans became slaves to wheat

The story of one of the oldest crops in the world

Britain’s best bars for playing games

Bars and cafés across the UK are encouraging people to embrace their competitive side

A visitor looks at a selection of paintings, at the press view for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2006, the world's largest open contemporary art exhibition showcasing work by unknown and emerging artists

How the Royal Academy is dramatically reinventing itself

To mark its 250th anniversary next year, the RA is to undergo an extensive redevelopment

The sweetest craving of all

Through the ages, sugar has inched its way to global dominance

How quiche got its own hashtag

The much-derided dish has enjoyed an unlikely renaissance in recent times

Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

Nutmeg has been used as a spice, and occasionally an intoxicant, for centuries

Milk: a drink for the ages

We still can’t get enough of the stuff, but dairy farmers need our help to survive

Can corn flakes kill the sex drive?

Imagine if there was a cereal that could stop you masturbating

The Booker Prize’s biggest turkeys (and other stories)

Not all the winners of the prestigious literature award have stood the test of time

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam

Honey: the nectar of gods and posh hippies

Honey has been prized throughout history and its sweet appeal shows no sign of abating

How gruel became cool

Nowadays it’s health-crazed hipsters rather than penniless orphans who are asking for more

From fishers of men to Filet-O-Fish

The Christian story behind the famous fish burger.

Let us eat cake – but only occasionally

Cake has lost its charm – and The Great British Bake Off is partly to blame.

How breakfast became the brattiest meal of the day

The range of choice is turning us all into monsters.

Why berries are the fruit of female solidarity

Berries helped create a society among women of mutual help and consideration.

Are apples evil?

Apples have often been involved in man’s fall from grace.

‘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…

A festival for the fable-minded

The annual shindig at Port Eliot in Cornwall mines a rich local seam of myth and eccentricity

Amazon.grub

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