Food

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Eat yourself well

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).

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?

Mama made marmalade

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Every year, without fail, my mum whips up a batch of the most delicious marmalade. It arrives in January - the only time of year when the bitter Seville oranges are available - and disappears by about February, spread liberally on as much toast as my household can consume.

Healthy Bikers keep on truckin'

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In March 2014, Hairy Biker Si King was "hit with a side swipe" when he was admitted to hospital with severe headaches and discovered he had a life-threatening brain aneurysm.

Don't go cold turkey with your leftovers

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Whether you break the wishbone at the Christmas table or take turns to have a ceremonial carve, it's likely that a roasted turkey will be the jewel in your Christmas dinner crown.

Spare yourself a turkey flap

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What's your earliest Christmas memory? Peeling the wrapping paper off your very first bike? Sledding down some powdery snow on a tea tray? Or lovingly laying out mince pies and port for Santa?