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Nigel Slater’s recipes for ricotta cake, and for roast tomatoes with thyme and garlic toasts

Cool, milky and calm, fresh ricotta is the perfect cheese for a summer afternoon. Chalk white and soft as snow, it is the mildest of the fresh cheeses. Made from

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Irish whiskey roaring back after decades of decline

Karen Gregory, a tourist from Oklahoma, visited Dublin this week, inhaled an aroma of malted barley at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and picked a side in a centuries-old contest. “Definitely Irish.

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Ukrainian chef opens ‘cultural embassy’ restaurant in London

A top Ukrainian chef is launching a “cultural embassy” for his home country in Britain to showcase its food, design, art and drink in the form of a new restaurant

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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for peperonata with sausages

Stored well, some seeds can last centuries, apparently. I am certain that sitting for four years upright in a box with postcards, bank statements and business cards, and under a

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I’m sure robots are very nice, but I don’t want them picking my fruit

After one of my regular 4.30am starts last week, I caught a snippet of a feature on Farming Today about fruit-picking robots. Hearing about the multi-billion-pound mechanical arms and 3D

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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for sweet-and-sour Mexican-style pork chops with pineapple salsa

The habanero chilli grows in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and its fruity, fiery flavour has made it a favourite among cooks throughout the Americas, adding oomph to salsas and marinades. It

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Kellogg’s fails in court challenge against UK high-sugar cereal rules

Kellogg’s has failed in a legal challenge against regulations that would ban it from promoting sugar-filled cereals with buy one, get one free (Bogof) offers. The company, whose brands include

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