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Felicity Cloake is the New Statesman’s food columnist. Her latest book is The A-Z of Eating: a Flavour Map for Adventurous Cooks.
Now 25 years old, St John is still “perhaps the most famous and influential restaurant in London”, according to Eater London’s editor.
Helping out at a community cookery course recently I was surprised to discover few shoppers venture into the world food aisle.
In the Outer Hebrides, teenage gannets are hunted once a year, left to pickle in their juices on the cliffside, and served with potatoes.
At sea, cooking requires creativity, foresight and inventive seasoning.
Strictly speaking, the croissant itself is fusion food, a French take on the Austrian kipferl, or crescent roll, using laminated pastry rather than the traditional bread dough.
Why we shouldn’t gloat at his downfall.
Time works in mysterious ways in the kitchen, and it’s often the most important ingredient of all.
I feel hopelessly out of my depth judging the chocolate industry's academy awards.
Even Just William saw the dangers of hoarding food back in 1942; but in 2019, apparently rational people are doing it.
Order what the hell you want, relish your own company, and enjoy a dessert with just the one spoon.