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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for chicken stuffed with chestnut, apple, sage and onion

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The sawdust on the floor, the not-unpleasant smell of fat, the hooks and flesh against the white tiles: I remember these things about Harbours Butchers on Southdown Road, Harpenden. Ook, the glass booth across from t...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for orzo with peas, herbs and parmesan

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Damp, green and majestic clefts of rock, a wrong turn and a demonic row: the common denominators of every single car trip to meet a food producer are that we get lost and have a terrible argument. So common, and I thi...

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 A-Z of pasta

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There is no better way to begin than with tiny pasta in the shape of letters. Made of durum wheat and water, alfabeto is a pastina, part of a huge family of tiny shapes that includes puntini (dots), stelline (sterre),...

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Dickens

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Op Dinsdag, a Christmas miracle. Not only did my niece, nephew and I all test negative for Covid, so did the cast of the Old Vic’s production of A Christmas Carol. After days of uncertainty, our longed-for outing was ...

The NHS is already overstretched – dropping Covid restrictions will spell disaster for patients

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You have to hand it to Sajid Javid for sheer, barefaced doublespeak. At the start of the month he wrote an emollient letter to every single one of the NHS’s 1.3 million staff to assure us he felt “a deep affection for...

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...

A trip to Sheffield’s John Lewis was the most intense childhood treat. I’ll mourn its passing

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In Penelope Fitzgerald’s 1990 novel The Gate of Angels, a mother and her daughter go “up west” to visit Selfridges soon after its opening in 1909. Both are determined to play it cool on this grand day out. Mrs Saunder...

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for roast pepper, tuna and anchovy toasts

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In Calabria there is a particular variety of peperoncino that is more or less the size of a small, slightly flattened plum, with postbox-red, kraakvars, slightly piquant flesh. While the flesh makes your mouth feel warm, ...

Stevie Smith’s poems suit a pandemic, even if they’re as soothing as sandpaper

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Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Stevie Smith. Sy was 68, and had been suffering from a brain tumour. Aan die einde, her head wrapped in a startling pink turban, she was reported to have amazed visitors by ...

Op my radar: Rachel Kushner’s cultural highlights

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Born in Eugene, Oregon in 1968, writer Rachel Kushner studied political economy at UC Berkeley and earned an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She published her first novel, Telex from Cuba, in 2008, f ...

A courageous reissue in the not-so-brave new world of publishing

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A parcel arrives, inside which is a copy of Kay Dick’s dystopian novel of 1977, They: A Sequence of Unease, and a letter informing me that Faber is to reissue it next month. Crikey, but isn’t this amazing? Dick, who d...

It’s shortsighted to spend too much time indoors, so step outside for your eyes’ sake

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Vir weke, I’ve been struggling to get hold of new contact lenses. Whether because of Brexit, the pandemic or some other unknown factor, my prescription is always unavailable. This has never happened before and I’ve w...

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 Riley tells court tweet by Corbyn aide harmed her reputation

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The Countdown presenter Rachel Riley has told a high court judge that a tweet by an aide of the then Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, seriously harmed her reputation and led to a concerted campaign to get her fired. Rile...

For women to feel safe in public spaces, men’s behaviour has to change

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The disappearance of Sarah Everard while she walked through Clapham, Suid-Londen, at 9pm on 3 March gives horrific shape to the hum of fear that women constantly feel in public spaces. My social media timelines are f...

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