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Can a dish overcome a man so richly that he faints?

I asked myself this when eating with my family in the Tickell Arms in the mid-seventies. This was an elegantly scruffy blue painted Georgian house with ornate white windows and stone lions perched either side of the front door. This village pub and restaurant in Whittlesford just outside Cambridge was a legend for eccentricity. The …

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Fabulous Fanny Cradock’s Christmas party

It was a somewhat mad but inspired decision to host a Fabulous Fanny Cradock’s Christmas party. But who was she – some call her the first celebrity female television chef. Fabulous Fanny also produced cookery books selling in their thousands and a brightly illustrated 96-part magazine cookery course. Instagram is awash with millions of stunning …

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Solution to the grey squirrel crisis – pastry, a roux sauce, mushrooms and hazelnuts

This article was originally published in The Conversation. Prince Charles is among those repeating their calls for an organised cull of grey squirrels in Britain as a way of helping the declining native red squirrel. Despite being larger and stronger than their red cousins, living in denser numbers and out-competing red squirrels for the same …

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