Journal

Items of interest – including a few regular series – concerning food, life, et cetera

The Tao of Coffee & Other News
This week’s Gannet Digest negotiates perilous honey, the fine art of composting and a salmon in a minibar

The Gannet Q&A: Adrian Miller – The award-winning soul food scholar on a recipe that reminds him of his mother, a legendary New Orleans restaurant and his most treasured kitchen object

The Misadventures of Anthony Bourdain & Other News – This week's food-writing roundup covers culinary politics, queuing for beer and Haruki Murakami's metaphysics of food

Dinner with Rasputin & Other News – In this week's round-up of the best food stories on the web: an ode to culinary simplicity, a soul-food mystery and the inscrutability of mushrooms

The Gannet Q&A: Diana Henry – The food writer recalls her favourite ever breakfast, sets out her vision for the perfect restaurant and queries people who say they love offal

In Praise of Burning & Other News
In this week's round-up of food stories from the web: culinary recordings, a refugee restaurant and the art of the dinner party

In Search of Lost Tea & Other News – In our new weekly round-up of food stories from the web: wine memories, mercurial honey and a hunt for the ultimate ragù

The Gannet Q&A: Ed Smith – The food writer on his most dog-eared cookbook, an unforgettable meal he ate on 2 April 2011, and the things that annoy him most about restaurants

Our Gannet Highlights of 2016 – A taco tour of Mexico City, an early-morning session in an Austrian winery, a lesson in the art of Swedish sushi... Here, in no particular order, are 25 standout Gannet moments from the past 12 months

Feasting in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada – In the first of our Gannet Bookshop showcases, we talk to Anna Norman who spent six months in a remote Spanish village creating a record of the region's food. She tells us about Las Chimeneas and the extraordinary dishes she encountered along the way

Adventures In Vegetables
The revered Irish chef Denis Cotter on the challenges of setting up a vegetarian restaurant, the freedoms of meat-free cooking, and how his food has become less "shouty" with age

My Favourite Seasonal Vegetables: Denis Cotter – The owner of Café Paradiso in Cork on his favourite winter arrivals, a vegetable best treated simply and a flower that brightens up his summer menu

Three Ways With St John’s Trotter Gear – To celebrate the arrival of Fergus Henderson's genius new product, The Gannet and two of our favourite interviewees have devised three very different recipes to use it with

Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Objects – Solid cookware, gleaming barware and a peppermill that actually works (as well as looking good): our pick of beautiful and functional kitchen objects from the past 12 months

Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Books – A celebration of an overlooked Chinese food region, a study of the psychology of eating and a bible for knife-lovers – all available to buy from The Gannet

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