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The origins of the tomato are not as Mediterranean as you might think
Through the ages, sugar has inched its way to global dominance
From Asian goddesses to boarding school puddings, rice has a remarkable history behind it
The much-derided dish has enjoyed an unlikely renaissance in recent times
The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world
Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all
Nutmeg has been used as a spice, and occasionally an intoxicant, for centuries
We still can’t get enough of the stuff, but dairy farmers need our help to survive
Lemons are magnificent, whether you use them for salad dressing or stain removal
Imagine if there was a cereal that could stop you masturbating
Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam
From frozen flowers to breast milk, ice cream has a rich and surprising history
Honey has been prized throughout history and its sweet appeal shows no sign of abating
Nowadays it’s health-crazed hipsters rather than penniless orphans who are asking for more
The Christian story behind the famous fish burger.
They are a great mystery and a great leveller; a simple thing that can be eaten a hundred ways.
Fleshy hips and heaving bosoms used to be revered. So where did it all go wrong?
Cake has lost its charm – and The Great British Bake Off is partly to blame.
Berries helped create a society among women of mutual help and consideration.
Apples have often been involved in man’s fall from grace.