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Can’t be bothered to make stock? Here are the ways to keep cooking simple

Top chef in stock shock! Tom Kerridge’s admission that he uses stock cubes at home raised a few well-manicured eyebrows at the Cheltenham literary festival last weekend – the accepted wisdom being that any cook...

Travels with my dad: a bothy-to-bothy hike in north Devon

‘Are we nearly there yet?” The much-dreaded phrase came loudly from over my shoulder as we edged nearer to the coast. In fairness it had taken longer to arrive than I had anticipated....

The Belgian festival where the fountains flow with gin

All hail jenever – the precursor to gin that began the British love affair with juniper-infused hooch when it was brought to England by mercenaries from the Low Countries in the 17th century...

Nigel Slater: ‘I love the crackle of winter’

The icy prickle across your face as you walk out into the freezing air. The piercing burn to your sinuses, like wasabi. Your eyes sparkle, your ears tingle. The rush of cold to...

Kepos Street Kitchen's asparagus, pea and feta tart recipe

I think a weekend brunch is sometimes the best meal of the week because you have a little more time to prepare and a little more time to enjoy the meal. I don’t...

Tim Anderson’s kitchen – and his recipe for chicken katsu curry | A cook’s...

I live in Ladywell, in south-east London, in a modern building nestled in a little close. My wife, Laura, is British, but I’m originally from the midwest, Wisconsin, and when I left for...

My grandfather, the sailor, in 1912; The Floral Dance; and Nonna’s minestra

Snapshot: A sailor’s life, death and legacy This is my grandfather Claude. It shows him just after he had joined the navy: he signed up for 12 years in 1912, on his 18th birthday....

The Quality Chop House, London EC1: ‘An almost pitch-perfect meal’ – restaurant review |...

I was sad when Denis Leary was accused of nicking other comedians’ work. I liked him a lot, before he went all Hollywood. I particularly liked his thoughts on happiness, how, rather than...

A guide to the chores we can no longer do – from changing a...

Modern life is making us stupid. The latest skill we used to be able to do, but now needs to be relearned, is how to do the washing-up. According to the Good Housekeeping...

‘You remind me of an ice-cream van’: the nine fashion compliments your wardrobe needs

Balenciaga. Photograph: Estrop/Getty Images ‘You look like Frankenstein’ No, not scars on waxy-smooth foreheads, but hybrid pieces that blend two looks into one. On the Balenciaga catwalk was a trench sewn on...

Vegan Advise

Costa owner smells coffee with China purchase

Whitbread, the FTSE-100 leisure group, will this week underline its intention to expand its presence in the world's most populous country by taking...