M& S drops cauliflower ‘steak’ amid ridicule from clients

Costing double the price of a whole veggie and shrouded in layers of plastic, clean feeing product fails to make the cut Marks& Spencer has withdrawn its” cauliflower steak” product from sale after it was ridiculed by consumers for its “excessive” plastic packaging and inflated cost. The sliced cauliflower, which comes in plastic packaging with…

Anna Jones’s homemade ricotta recipe and three things to cook with it | The modern cook

Its easy to make your own ricotta from scratch. Its ideal for a gentle herb and citrus dip, as the main attraction on a tray of honey-baked figs, or stirred through a plate of spicy spaghetti with chard, garlic and herbs There is so much to love about ricotta. First up, its clean, fresh cloud-like…

‘I was weak, despairing, confused’: did writing a fiction attain me ill?

It started with a bottomless tiredness, and soon novelist Sarah Perry was unable to function. Had she brought it all on herself? On Christmas Eve 2013, with hail falling on Norwich, I set out to jog three miles through the cyclone on the track beside the river. The spire of the cathedral was overshadowed by…

Rosie Sykes’ recipes for Christmas cocktails and canapes | Cocktails and canapes

Cocktails and canapes: Rosie Sykes cleverly pairs edible treats with a perfect festive pick-me-up Some days demand a stiff drinking and a bite to feed, whether it’s a cosy night on the sofa, or the bright lights of Christmas. In this extract from her new book, Rosie Sykes cleverly pairs each edible treat with a…

Anna Jones’ spring herb and yoghurt soup recipe | The modern cook

The modern cook: Wake up sleepy palates with this fresh herb soup or a crisp salad fortified with sorrel, roasted radish and lentil The daffodils have been( and are almost run) and the branches are heavy with bud: spring is here. In the kitchen, signs of wintertime are fading, although the greener things that spring…