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Image of Survival instincts: Fal oyster

Survival instincts: Fal oyster

24/Nov/2014

Slow Food UK started the Forgotten Foods register as a way of supporting traditional British foodstuffs whose survival is dependent upon a small numbe...


Image of Product of the week: Borough Barrow Bitter

Product of the week: Borough Barrow Bitter

24/Nov/2014

Borough has had a connection with beer since medieval times, its streets were laden with pubs, commercial breweries and hop traders. It is only apt, t...


Image of Everyday heroes: cabbage

Everyday heroes: cabbage

17/Nov/2014

The cabbage is not the first ingredient that comes to mind when we think about fine food. At best you might think of it as a cheap ingredient used to ...


Image of Product of the week: dried fruit

Product of the week: dried fruit

17/Nov/2014

Drying has been used as a method of preserving food—everything from meat and fish to fruit—for millennia. The Romans are said to have relied heavily o...


Image of Literary lunches: Gustave Flaubert on wedding cake

Literary lunches: Gustave Flaubert on wedding cake

17/Nov/2014

One of many gastronomically delightful references in Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, this extract offers a mouth-watering illustration of Charles an...


Image of Edible histories: herring

Edible histories: herring

10/Nov/2014

Unlike in Scandinavia, where herring dishes remain as plentiful and popular as noir-ish crime writers, it is rare to find herring on a British menu. Y...


Image of Product of the week: cold brew coffee

Product of the week: cold brew coffee

10/Nov/2014

Even in this cold weather, there are times when a cool refreshing drink is exactly what you need. And should that need strike while you are in the env...


Image of Let's do lunch: vegetarian Gujarati street food

Let's do lunch: vegetarian Gujarati street food

10/Nov/2014

“Rarely have I missed meat less” was the verdict of Marina O’Loughin, the Guardian newspapers’ formidable critic—and, having just sampled the fare of ...


Image of Here and now: November

Here and now: November

3/Nov/2014

Despite the wholly random and completely unseasonable weather we have had of late, when the clouds roll over, the chill in the air reminds us that aut...


Image of Product of the week: medlars

Product of the week: medlars

3/Nov/2014

“Now will he sit under a medlar tree, and wish his mistress were that kind of fruit as maids call medlars when they laugh alone. An open-arse and thou...


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