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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for miso and butter roast hispi with sesame noodles

There is a growing realisation that how we eat can play a pivotal role in the fight against climate change, which I find hugely encouraging. Adopting a (healthier) wholefood diet, which swaps factory-farmed meat and dairy for smaller amounts of well-reared food, is creatively compelling, with so many amazing herbs and spices to make fruit, […]

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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for broad bean favata with courgettes and tomatoes

I have found them under both the counter and the fridge. Every week, I prise a flat, hard thing from the bottom of my foot, wondering what it is, and then I remember. At the end of spring, I bought a few kilos of broad beans in their pods, because they were going cheap. Cheap […]

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Bleak Christmas: turkeys, trees and toys under threat from labour shortage, suppliers say

The UK could face a “national shortage” of turkeys in the lead-up to Christmas brought on by a lack of labour following Brexit, the chair of a farming association has said. Kate Martin, of the Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Association (TFTA), said that while small British farms that used local workers had been less affected, […]

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Nigel Slater’s recipes for hazelnut biscuits, baked damsons and sweetcorn fritters

I have been gorging on the last of the plums, the final few Victorias still in the fridge, their skins almost translucent, their flesh tender as a bruise. I made the tail-end of the greengages into soft, syrupy jam to eat with spoonfuls of white, labneh-like, snow-white fudge. And now it is the turn of […]

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Spinach stew, okra dip: taste of home on menu at refugee chef school

For cookery school teacher Elizabeth Kolawole-Johnson, there is almost nothing more rewarding than seeing people cooking her mother’s recipes. “When people taste the food and they’re so appreciative of it, I don’t know how to even quantify that feeling. It’s a great feeling,” she said. Kolawole-Johnson came to the UK from Nigeria to live with […]

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How to eat a whole fish, nose to tail

Like chicken, a whole fish, from fin to scale, is greater than the sum of its parts. The cheeks, jowl and even the skin are all delicacies when cooked well, each with their own unique texture and flavour. Tail meat tends to be firmer, because that’s where the fish’s muscles have to work the hardest, […]