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Round the world in ten gorgeous cookbooks

26 November 2016 9:00 am

New books by Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffmann retell the truth that British food came back from the brink. If…

Harvesting apples, illustrated in the medieval handbook Tacuinum Sanitas — which stresses the fruit’s medicinal properties

Apples of discord in today’s supermarkets

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Apple Day, on 21 October, is a newish festival, created in 1990, by the venerable organisation, Common Ground. Intended to…

George Cruikshank’s illustration for ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens

Mutton, potatoes and ale – how children ate in the 19th century

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Modern Britain scratches its head over children who are overfed, not underfed, while guilt-ridden mothers stand accused of feeding children…

A Woolton poster aimed at women: this long overdue book tells the story of one man’s priceless contribution to our war effort

The brilliant businessman who made rationing work

18 June 2016 9:00 am

In wartime the housekeeping is a nightmare. While fighting Napoleon in Spain the Duke of Wellington sent an infuriated letter…

Dinners for beginners

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Never mind teaching children to cook: they need to be taught to eat. Obvious? Totally, but this is the choosing…

Ham it up: scents of home-smoked meat now waft across suburbia

A cure for Christmas: the pleasure (and perils) of preserves

28 November 2015 9:00 am

My family knows that once the flaming pudding is on the table, late on Christmas Day, all meals will be…

Guillemot eggs, Iceland. From The Nordic Cookbook by Magnus Nilsson (Phaidon)

From toad in the hole to seal soup: the best new cookbooks

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Timing is everything, and few cookbooks come at an apter moment than Mamushka (Mitchell Beazley, £25) by the excellently named…

Tomatoes and melons from the garden of the Prince Bishop of Eichstatt (German school, 17th century)

A kitchen-garden renaissance

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Considerable areas of our memory are taken up with food: it might be the taste of Mother’s sponge, the melting…

A mouth-watering selection: 2014’s best eight cookery books

29 November 2014 9:00 am

The people behind the people are the ones to watch for, and we have all been waiting for a book…

Rose Prince’s summer wine match menu

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Rose Prince offers a seasonal menu worth drinking to

Women! Get back in the kitchen!

4 June 2008 12:00 am

That’s the answer to the food-shortage crisis, says Rose Prince

FOOD AND DRINKPheasant pilav

29 November 2003 12:00 am

Thanks to a hot summer, the countryside heaves with pheasant, dead and alive, and it must be eaten, or shooting,…