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How to make vegetable biryani – recipe

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Though found in myriad forms on menus throughout India, the best biryanis are often said to come from Lucknow in the north-west and Hyderabad farther south, though Kolkata sometimes gets a look in, too. None, it must ...

Gen Z v the brussels sprout: are these the dying days of the world’s most divisive vegetable?

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Name: Gen Z v the brussels sprout Age: Current. Appearance: A generational war the likes of which we have never seen. Hang on, I thought brussels sprouts were cool again? OK boomer, try to keep up. Brussels sprouts h...

Vegetable lasagne, butter noodles and spicy stuffed shells: Yotam Ottolenghi’s pasta recipes

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I feel slightly sheepish running three pasta recipes when we are all still waist-deep in Rachel Roddy’s very wonderful An A-Z of Pasta, published this summer. That said, as the title of her new book implies, pasta is ...

Carrot, interrupted: NZ minister’s son crashes Zoom interview with deformed vegetable – video

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New Zealand's social development minister Carmel Sepuloni said she would ‘never buy the odd shaped carrot pack again’ after ‘almost wrestling’ with son over vegetable

Allotment wars! How community vegetable patches have become a battleground

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Name: Allotment wars. Age: There have been heated arguments over allotments for ever, or at least since there have been allotments. But this one is new. Which one? The one in the village of Bearsted in Kent. What’s t...

The 20 best summer vegetable recipes

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Local shops and supermarket shelves are stacked with prime summer produce. Piles of fragrant, sun-ripened tomatoes, crisp sweetcorn, freshly picked French beans. It’s the perfect time for Nigel Slater’s burrata with p...

Restoration work wipes smile off the face of Dutch vegetable seller

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At some point in the last 400 years a painting restorer probably decided the Dutch vegetable seller was far too glum and should be smiling. Now it has been put right and she is once again enigmatic. English Heritage r...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for a spring vegetable tart, and ricotta stracciatella dessert

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I bring radishes home, two bunches at a time, snowy tipped and bushy leaved, and plunge them, leaves and all, into deep, icy water. It feels like the start of something. And so it is, with those late-spring, early-sum...

Rachel Roddy’s favourite low-stir vegetable risotto recipe

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‘Lord Leicester’, ‘Tall Telephone’, ‘Easy Peasy’, ‘Blue Bantam Dwarf’, ‘Mr Big’, ‘Kelvedon Wonder’, ‘Little Marvel’: all names of peas, and another reminder of how seed catalogues bring joy – especially if you don’t h...