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

The Gannet Q&A: Ruby Tandoh
The baker & food writer on her filmmaking food hero, a life-affirming ice cream, and the cookbook she's engaged with more than any other

Hell’s Chicken & Other News – This week's food writing survey takes in coffee rituals, meditations on bread and the art of toasting marshmallows

The Gannet Q&A: Sheila Dillon – The BBC Food Programme host on food heroes, the hidden value of organic food and her seven most-used cookbooks

Porridge Wars & Other News – In this week's food writing survey: gluttonous lunches, expensive melons and the culinary diversity of Los Angeles

Inside London’s Most Radical Pop-Up – The team at Dan Barber's wastED share their most mindblowing moments from the past five weeks

Dan Barber’s War Against Waste
As wastED London draws to a close, the pioneering New York chef talks beetroot burgers, revolutionising restaurants and how he was inspired by Britain’s post-war food culture

Butter For Its Own Sake & Other News – This week's food-writing digest casts an eye over a classic Irish dish, sub-zero mussels and the suspect marketing of soul food

Unlucky Peaches & Other News – In this week's round-up of the best food stories on the web: a history of fruit walls, the evolving kitchen, and Spain in a paella pan

The Gannet Q&A: Yemisi Aribisala – The Nigerian food writer on an unforgettable slice of New York pizza, roasting her own coffee for breakfast, and her biggest food hero

Virgilio Martinez: The Wanderer Chef – The creative force behind Central in Lima, one of the best restaurants in the world, recalls childhood meals in Peru and talks about his tireless quest to understand the staggering biodiversity of his homeland

All About Eggs & Other News
This week's food-writing roundup considers chicken connoisseurship, a haute-cuisine kids' menu and some remarkable egg concoctions

Adventures in Whisky – The spirits writer Dave Broom on his whisky epiphany, uncovering the secrets of the industry and the joys of mixing Lagavulin and Coke. Bonus: he picks 9 favourite bottles from his incredible spirits "library"

The Truffle Hunter & Other News – This week's culinary briefing takes in dinner in the White House, a boozy trawl of London restaurants and the future of food writing

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

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