The UK’s Chinese food revolution | Fuchsia Dunlop The UK’s Chinese food revolution | Fuchsia Dunlop

Charting the 200-year journey from city docksides to Michelin stars as the UK finally explores new frontiers of Chinese cooking – from Hunan to XinjiangIn 1996, I sent my first proposal for a Sichuan cookbook to six publishers. The rejection letters came in one by one. Each of them explained, in one way or another, that a regional Chinese cookbook was too niche for British readers. Crestfallen,...

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Wrappers delight: the chocolate taste test Wrappers delight: the chocolate taste test

What’s too sweet, what’s too salty – and can chef and cookery writer Florence Knight pick out the bestselling brand from our high street selection?

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A simple trick for growing a tricky orchid | James Wong A simple trick for growing a tricky orchid | James Wong

Put your orchid in a large glass bowl with water to emulate the steamy jungle it comes from...Vanda orchids are true miracles of nature, with dramatic blooms painted in webbed patterns of sapphire blue, purple and lavender that sit high above cascades of silvery roots. But this beauty comes at a price. For many indoor gardeners, this exotic genus of orchids can be an enormous challenge to grow....

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JoAni Johnson: the sexagenarian model defying convention JoAni Johnson: the sexagenarian model defying convention

She’s one of the faces of Rihanna’s recent Fenty campaign, but JoAni Johnson’s soaring modelling success only started when she was in her 60s…JoAni Johnson, a sexagenarian model with a cascade of hair the colour of moonlight, arrives for our teashop rendezvous serene as a breeze, as if the humidity of a New York summer was something that inconvenienced only other people. She shares this...

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Maria Raga: the CEO behind Gen Z’s favourite shopping app Maria Raga: the CEO behind Gen Z’s favourite shopping app

Meet the woman in charge of Depop, the secondhand fashion platform that is skyrocketing in popularityMaria Raga, CEO of , the fashion resale app, enjoys wearing other people’s old clothes, but what to call them? Secondhand? She’s not enamoured with the term. There are connotations. So, though it is not, strictly speaking, official Depop brand language, she has landed on a different phrase....

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‘They saved me. They stood between me and the bomb’ ‘They saved me. They stood between me and the bomb’

David Califa was leading a group of food tourists in Istanbul in 2016 when three of them were killed in an Isis attack. But he was determined to go back to the city, its restaurants and his friendsMarch 2016 was only the third time David Califa had taken a group of Israelis on his Hungry Tourist food tour to Istanbul. It was going well; he was happy showing people the city he loved. On the...

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Recipes from St John: guinea fowl; ham, marrow and parsley sauce; fig and almond tart Recipes from St John: guinea fowl; ham, marrow and parsley sauce; fig and almond tart

Life-saving salad, sweet tarts… six exclusive recipes from the new book by the founders of the pioneering British restaurant• Serves 4guinea fowl 1 whole, brined overnight and rinsedchicken stock 2-3 litres

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‘A restaurant should be an old friend’: spreading the gospel of St John ‘A restaurant should be an old friend’: spreading the gospel of St John

Observer Food Monthly joins the influential London restaurant’s founders, Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver, in France on their way to the ‘best bar in the world’• One Friday afternoon early this summer I drove down from Toulouse to a village called Homps, east of Carcassonne, parked in a narrow, cobbled lane in the hot sun and wandered across a shaded square into the cool kitchen of a...

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We’re going on a boar hunt: into the Forest of Dean We’re going on a boar hunt: into the Forest of Dean

With its kingfishers and wild pigs, this Gloucestershire forest is perfect for a family nature safariIt’s a kingfisher!” Ed’s body swung round and leaned forward, his arm following in a wavelike motion the bird soaring above the water at Cannop Ponds in the Forest of Dean. We leaned with him, scanning the sky. “There it is, there it is.” Ed Drewitt, our guide, had spotted its landing...

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How six weddings in one year made me love being single How six weddings in one year made me love being single

I was a bridesmaid twice and a guest at four other ceremonies in only 12 months. I was worried I would feel like a failure, but the celebrations showed me I was loved and appreciatedIt was the start of 2018 and I had six weddings on the calendar, including that of my younger sister. I was to be bridesmaid twice and had four hen dos to attend. As a single 33-year-old woman, this filled me with...

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