Food

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Use your loaf

Watching French baker Eric Kayser at work in the kitchen, it's easy to see why he didn't consider any other career options in his youth.

Eat yourself well

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Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson are the best advert for their new cookbook, The Detox Kitchen Bible, arriving for our interview fresh-faced and sparkly eyed, while I'm nursing a chocolate hangover from leftover Easter Eggs (yes, in May).

Granny Berry knows best

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Over eight decades, Mary Berry has seen food fads come and go. And the latest one - kale - she deals with in typically firm fashion.

Vegging out

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The fridge has been cleared of meat and fish, my kitchen is now better stocked than our local greengrocer's, and I've had my 'last supper' - a steak that probably weighs as much as a small child.

Gluten-free and flavour-full

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From your first spoonful of cereal at breakfast, to that lunchtime sandwich and cupcake teatime treat, much of what we eat every day contains wheat, and with it, the protein that forms gluten.

A sprig of Rosemary

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"One thing I can't bear is standing on ceremony," beams Rosemary Shrager, as she ushers me into her Kent cookery school. "There's none of that here."

Blanc canvas

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On a recent trip to France to visit his 92-year-old mother, Raymond Blanc was woken by a noise in the garden.

Let them eat cake!

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Lisa Faulkner has a lot to thank Celebrity MasterChef for. Since winning the show in 2010, the former Holby City actress has carved out a successful second career as a TV cook, and released three recipe books.

Meet the cupcake king

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If Mary Berry is the reigning queen of baking, then Tarek Malouf is surely next in line to the throne.

Easy freezy

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MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace aren't known for getting emotional on screen (unless the latter is enthusing about a buttery biscuit base).

Jimmy's hunt for the best of British grub

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Farmer, entrepreneur and TV presenter, Jimmy Doherty has proved himself to be far more than a one-trick pony, winning a well-deserved place in the nation's hearts since his trials and tribulations setting up Jimmy's Farm were first documented on screens back in 2004.

Hom sweet Hom

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When Ken Hom visits the UK, there's one souvenir he insists on stocking up on.

Ella stirs up a blog storm

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Whether she's whizzing up veggies for a juice or heading to yoga for a morning stretch, award-winning food blogger Ella Woodward glows with good health.

High 5:2 losing weight

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How's that New Year's resolution of losing weight coming along? If the sweet treats have crept back into your daily routine, or Dry January has become awash with weekend wine, don't despair.

Rise and shine

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What did you have for breakfast this morning? A slice of toast on the way out the door? A quick takeaway coffee from the petrol station, or worse still, nothing at all?