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.

The undertaker who gave us all a morbid fear of eating fat

Fleshy hips and heaving bosoms used to be revered. So where did it all go wrong?

Let us eat cake – but only occasionally

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

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.