Food

A master stroke

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You will find a brachiosaurus moseying through an asparagus forest, a tiger surveying a field of Szechuan peppers, and a duck bobbing about with a load of cherry tomatoes in Thomasina Miers' new recipe collection, Home Cook.

'Food evokes such memories'

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The world might just latching on to an idealised Nordic way of life, but chef Rachel Allen has long been fully conversed in it.

Baked with love

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Mothers don't want fancy presents, or even flashy, treat meals (though she probably wouldn't object!). Ask most mums what they'd like on Mothering Sunday (March 26, in case it's not on your calendar) and it's likely to be 'time with the family'.

Berry bakes back

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Viewers were left bereft when Mary Berry announced she wouldn't be following The Great British Bake Off's move to Channel 4.

Real tasty

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In a tug-of-war relationship with food and fitness for many years, blogger Sam Murphy is the first to admit her initial foray into veganism wasn't a healthy one.

The batch is back

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There are some people in this world who are so full of common sense, you end up hanging on their every word, just to soak up each drop of practical wisdom spouting from their mouths. Kerryann Dunlop is one of those people.

Miers masters the top notes

ROASTED RED PEPPER AND GOAT'S CHEESE TART, featured in Chilli Notes by Thomasina Miers, published by Hodder & Stoughton, Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Hodder & Stoughton/Tara Fisher

Catching recent instalments of MasterChef, Thomasina Miers finds herself marvelling at how things have changed since she won the BBC contest in 2005.

Get curried away

TANDOORI LAMB CHOPS from Beyond Brilliant, Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Jodi Hinds/RMC Books

For many of us, Indian food conjures up images of a naughty but nice takeaway with all the trimmings, or a quick and calorific curry ready meal.

Get light just right

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There's a certain feeling that leading Australian cookery writer Donna Hay gets from diet food, and it's not a good one.

Inside Jamie's kitchen

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In a nondescript old warehouse in London's trendy East End, there's a secret army at work, cooking up a storm.

Siblings and nibblings

Ham Hock And Mature Cheddar Muffins, featured in Three Sisters Bake by Gillian, Nichola and Linsey Reith, published by Hardie Grant, Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Helen Cathcart

Think of a cosy, family-run cafe serving delicious home-cooked food made from fresh local produce to customers from far and wide.

Easy does it

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Making delicious, mouth-watering meals doesn't have to involve a manic food frenzy in the kitchen, assures Fay Ripley.

Home is where Whaite's heart is

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Since winning The Great British Bake Off in 2012, John Whaite has bought his own flat, set up a chocolate business, studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London and released two cookery books.

Young Chef of the Year

Winner of the Young Chef of the Year 2011 Seanchan Olliver, 15, from St Anne’s in Alderney is pictured with runner-up Honor de Garis, 13, from Blanchelande College. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1201753)

ALDERNEY student Seanchan Ollivier was crowned Young Chef of the Year last evening as part of a Rotary Club competition.