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.

James Martin does France

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Saturday mornings couldn't be more different for James Martin, now he's longer getting up at 5am to host Saturday Kitchen.

'It's been a life-changer'

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The term 'low FODMAP diet' may leave you scratching your head - but not for much longer, if Emma Hatcher has anything to do with it.

Fry it right

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I'm a sweet and sour chicken balls and crispy shredded beef kinda girl.

Tom's Daley bread

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When you picture Tom Daley, he's probably in pair of Speedos or a Team GB tracksuit - not an apron. But the Olympic diver is showing off his culinary skills in a new healthy eating cookbook, Tom's Daily Plan.

Cracking on with business

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There's liking nut butters - and then there's leaving your job to devote all your energy to launching a range of them.

Fresh thinking from Donal

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A decade ago, young Donal Skehan was plying his trade as a pop star, showcasing his dance moves and - "the most mortifying aspect of it" - wearing matching white training outfits to the gym with his Streetwize bandmates.

Sweet dreams

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If there's one thing December brings, it's a guilt-free nod to indulge in as many sugary delights as you dare.

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.