From hippies to haute cuisine: how pot food got a makeover (plus recipes)

Cannabis is becoming a cooking ingredient in its own right, as chefs create elaborate cannabis tasting menus at private dinners For most Americans, eating marijuana has long been about function over flavor. Think of the dish that inevitably comes to mind: pot brownies. Less a delicious dessert than a discreet delivery mechanism for THC (the… Continue reading From hippies to haute cuisine: how pot food got a makeover (plus recipes)

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for piccalilli spiced rice

Transform the Indian-style classic from a relish to a hearty meal with bright-yellow rice and crisp vegetables Piccalilli is the most strange and wonderful of British condiments. Its mere neon-yellow presence evokes a world of tea cakes, tennis whites and summers spent pickling allotment vegetables to the sound of the cricket on the radio. But… Continue reading Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for piccalilli spiced rice

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for caraway seed cake

A rich treat studded with aniseed flavour and a drop of marsala As a day girl, I was intrigued and terrified by the boarding houses at my senior school. I felt both envious of and sorry for my friends whose beds were at the top of the staircase above an office. Envy triumphed at tea… Continue reading Rachel Roddy’s recipe for caraway seed cake

How far can a £1.50 veg box go? Here’s how I made a meal for four – with cabbage to spare

Lidl is trialling a 5kg box of past-its-best fruit and veg, which could save up to 10,000 tonnes of food waste a year. One writer uses it to make a meal for four The discount grocer Lidl has launched a pilot scheme to combat in-store food waste. In 122 shops across the country, the retailer’s… Continue reading How far can a £1.50 veg box go? Here’s how I made a meal for four – with cabbage to spare

How far can a £1.50 veg box go? Here’s how I made a meal for four – with cabbage to spare

Lidl is trialling a 5kg box of past-its-best fruit and veg, which could save up to 10,000 tonnes of food waste a year. One writer uses it to make a meal for four The discount grocer Lidl has launched a pilot scheme to combat in-store food waste. In 122 shops across the country, the retailer’s… Continue reading How far can a £1.50 veg box go? Here’s how I made a meal for four – with cabbage to spare

How far can a £1.50 veg box go? Here’s how I made a meal for four – with cabbage to spare

Lidl is trialling a 5kg box of past-its-best fruit and veg, which could save up to 10,000 tonnes of food waste a year. One writer uses it to make a meal for four The discount grocer Lidl has launched a pilot scheme to combat in-store food waste. In 122 shops across the country, the retailer’s… Continue reading How far can a £1.50 veg box go? Here’s how I made a meal for four – with cabbage to spare

Heatwave brings early harvest for German and French winemakers

Vintners in Germany weeks ahead of schedule and French vineyards expect good vintage German and French vintners are harvesting their grapes weeks ahead of schedule following the heatwave that has affected much of Europe. While many German farmers have complained that the hot and dry climate has damaged their crops, with yields of some, such… Continue reading Heatwave brings early harvest for German and French winemakers

Liam Charles’s recipe for knickerbocker glory cheesecake

This mashup of a bake has evolved from ice-cream van to dessert showstopper – and still has the sprinkles Hop into my time machine. We are heading back 10 years – summer holidays, Stoke Newington, 2008 – I spent most of my time out with my pals, kicking ball, water fights … But when the… Continue reading Liam Charles’s recipe for knickerbocker glory cheesecake

Brigadiers, London: ‘You’ll smell of roasted spices, garlic and happiness’ – restaurant review

Save up and splash out – this is Indian cuisine at its sumptuous best Brigadiers: 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR (020 3319 8140). Meal for two, including drinks and service £70-£110 Some restaurants are the product of accident. Others feel like they are shaped in response to their environment. Brigadiers is very much the… Continue reading Brigadiers, London: ‘You’ll smell of roasted spices, garlic and happiness’ – restaurant review

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for piccalilli spiced rice

Transform the Indian-style classic from a relish to a hearty meal with bright-yellow rice and crisp vegetables Piccalilli is the most strange and wonderful of British condiments. Its mere neon-yellow presence evokes a world of tea cakes, tennis whites and summers spent pickling allotment vegetables to the sound of the cricket on the radio. But… Continue reading Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for piccalilli spiced rice