Pomegranate: the fruit that myths are made of

The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world

Books to get you through winter

A literary selection that will banish the winter blues

The fruit with a colourful past

Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all

Milk: a drink for the ages

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

Does the National Trust need to preserve Agatha Christie’s home for the nation?

Britain would benefit far more if Greenway, and a number of other buildings, was given a blue plaque and sold off

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

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

Crying time

The tears of war