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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for dark chocolate and orange tart

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Chocolate and orange zest are two of the more complex flavours whose compatibility is simple. For lovers of Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange, this is her richer, darker, more luxurious cousin, in tart form. I think it’s ...

Is a crush on Shaun Evans enough to sustain me through a theatrical turkey?

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Unless you’re loaded, booking theatre tickets is like Russian roulette. When to hit the website? Leave it until after the reviews and, if they’re good, you’ll struggle to get a seat. But jump too soon and you may come...

Mutual aid brought communities together – how can the left harness their power?

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Ask members of one Covid mutual aid group in Whalley Range, south Manchester, about what they feel most proud of and two things crop up: the hardship fund and the epic street clean. It’s not hard to see why. Transform...

Rachel Roddy’s gift recipe for dried stuffed chocolate-coated figs

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The wine and beer shop I can see from our kitchen window sells biscuits and sweets, ook. Like any shop, the selection and volume varies over the year. There are great waves of stuff around carnival and Easter, followe...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pasta with sage and pistachio pesto

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I was once told to slap sage between my palms before using it in cooking. Deur dit te doen, apparently, the tiny glands filled with volatile substances on the leaf’s moleskin surface burst and their scent is released. So I...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pumpkin caponata

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We found a pumpkin in the swimming pool car park one day last summer. My son spotted it and, thinking it was a toy half hidden in the leaning bamboo that marks the end of the plot, ran to get it. For a moment, I thoug...

Is this a watershed moment when it comes to sewage in England’s rivers and seas?

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The groundswell of disgust over water firms dumping raw human sewage into England’s rivers and seas has grown into a roiling tsunami threatening to overwhelm the government. By their own confession, water companies sa...

Kathleen Stock’s departure shows universities can’t cope with argument

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How profoundly depressing to hear that the philosopher Kathleen Stock has effectively been hounded from her chair at Sussex University by the mob. However brilliant her career in the future – and there is no doubting ...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for lemon knot biscuits

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“Eccoci qua,” said the woman at the next table, as full glasses were placed on the it and, beside them, three small bowls. In front of her was another woman, who I thought might be her sister. They clinked glasses, wh ...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for autumn minestrone with anelli

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While fregula is the most satisfying packet of pasta to grab from the shelf, the balls rolling and rising like a stress ball under fingers, bags of anelli (little rings) come a close second. They are also useful. Once...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for cod with tomatoes and capers

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The cod was handsome, fresh and smelled like the sea: salt, iodine and cucumber. Ideally, we would have eaten it straight away, but other plans meant we stored it carefully in the fridge, where it stayed slightly long...

In Rodrigo Duterte’s war on press freedom, Maria Ressa stands up for the truth

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For the first time, a Filipino person, Maria Ressa, has been awarded the Nobel peace prize – “a win for Filipinos, for journalists, and for the global fight to uphold press freedom,” as her colleague Lian Buan puts it...

What Succession gets right about the rich

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How should a rich person be? In Succession, the HBO drama about the trials and tribulations of the ultra-wealthy Roy family and their crumbling media dynasty, the answer is, mostly, unhappy. In the first two seasons, ...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pasta al forno – baked pasta with meatballs and mozzarella

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Driving back after a few days by the sea, we passed a sign for a caseificio (dairy), a common sight in southern Lazio, as are buffaloes and swathes of prickly pears. This was a particularly pleasing sign, egter, wit ...

I’ve finally sold my old VW diesel – so how do I bolt when I need to now?

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Last Monday, I sold my car. This had to be done. Later this month, the mayor of London will extend his low-emission zone; my old VW being a diesel, every journey was about to cost me £12.50. But as I kept telling myse...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for broad bean favata with courgettes and tomatoes

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I have found them under both the counter and the fridge. Every week, I prise a flat, hard thing from the bottom of my foot, wondering what it is, and then I remember. At the end of spring, I bought a few kilos of broa...

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