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Scottish nationalists are salivating over the Brexit spoils

The only question for the SNP is how long to wait before calling a new vote on independence<p>Like a drunk man leaving the dance floor, the UK’s slow, anarchic exit from the EU continues and the Scottish nationalists can scarce believe the abundance of fresh opportunities that have landed at their …

United Kingdom

Alice Hart's summer minestrone soup recipe

For those who resolved to eat more vegetables in 2018, the British chef’s new vegetarian cookbook has plenty of tasty options<p>There might be a lot of chopping here, but this recipe is child’s play and the result is special enough to warrant the extra effort. The cream adds a certain silky richness …

Recipes

Iceland law to outlaw male circumcision sparks row over religious freedom

Jewish and Muslim leaders condemn first European country to propose ban<p>Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.<p>A bill currently before the …

Religion

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve<p>The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt …

Wildlife

Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

<b>Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust.</b><p>He said the remarks by Mateusz Morawiecki at the Munich Security Conference were "outrageous".<p>Mr Netanyahu said they showed "an inability to understand history".<p>…

Israel

Cue the Comfort Food: 5 Moroccan Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

We'll admit it: We've had our fill of classic comfort foods (think: tomato basil soup and stuffed pasta shells). Don't get us wrong, we love these …

Cooking

Chicken Thighs

Star chef Paul Kahan is a big fan of chicken thighs because they have so much flavor and are so inexpensive—the best of both worlds. Here are a …

Cooking

Mushroom and leek filo pie - delicious. magazine

• 50g butter<br>• Rapeseed oil for frying and brushing<br>• 2 large onions, finely chopped<br>• 500g leeks, finely chopped<br>• 2 garlic cloves, crushed<br>• 600g mixed mushrooms, …

Recipes

Italian Easter Pie

Italian Easter Pie<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the crust: Combine flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined, 3 …

Baking

This Man Is Organising A Boycott Of The World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Operator Over Same-Sex Marriage In Bermuda

Jamison Firestone cancelled a cruise in protest over Cunard's refusal to stop flying the flag of Bermuda, which recently became the first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage.<p>The world’s largest leisure travel company is facing a boycott for refusing to pull its fleets out of …

LGBTQ

The best coastal walks in Cornwall - Cornwall Live

The entire south west coastal footpath featuring the stunning scenery of Cornwall has been named the UK's favourite walk last year.<p>The fabulous …

Ireland

Yotam Ottolenghi’s kale recipes

We’re often told how healthy kale is, but rarely how versatile it is, too<p>If Popeye had been born in the 21st century, he would surely be shoving kale down his famous pipe to boost his powers, rather than spinach, and it wouldn’t have come out of a tin, either. Fresh kale’s much-vaunted health …

Recipes

Blood orange and polenta cakes recipe

A seasonal cake shot through with a moreish ruby syrup, heavy with sharply sweet citrus flavour<p>Little did I know when I wrote this recipe that polenta and citrus cakes are all the rage in coffee shops around the country. Well, the heart wants what the heart wants, and seemingly many hearts want …

Recipes

Cheesy Asparagus Gratin

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in highest position. Butter a 3-quart baking dish.<p>Step 2<p>Bring a large pot of salted water to a …

Recipes

Recipe: Beef empanadas

Beef empanadas are favourites throughout Spain and Latin America.<p>Their delicious flavours and flaky pastry shells have led them to become beloved …

Recipes

​8 One-Pot Quinoa Recipes That Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes

Soups, skillet meals, and other one-pot dinners you’ll actually be excited to make.<p>If you want a dinner that’s fast and includes a whole grain, make quinoa your go-to.<p>Grains like brown rice, barley, and wheat berries take 45 minutes to a full hour to cook. Not so for quinoa, which is ready in 20 …

Cooking

A Crusader-Era High Altar Resurfaces in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher

For decades it was known only as the “graffiti stone.” Leaning against a wall in a shadowy corner of Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher, the big blank rock …

Archaeology

Elena Ferrante: ‘I’m tired of fiction, I no longer see a reason to go hunting for anecdotes’

The bestselling author of the Neapolitan novels muses on the confluence of reality and fantasy<p>I can’t trace a line of separation between fiction and nonfiction. Let’s say I have an idea for a story in which, at the age of 48, in an empty country house in winter, I am locked in the shower cubicle, I …

Books

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Cooking

Quick Cook: Tahini and Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs

When I have last-minute guests coming, this dish is my go-to. Tahini and Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs are quick, easy and delicious.<p>Chicken thighs …

Recipes

Our Top 8 Lamb Recipes for Passover

Lamb is the traditional main course for spring religious holidays such as Passover and Easter. Big roasts, legs, or Frenched racks are very holiday …

Cooking

How to Make Any Meatballs in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: If you can source good ground meat, you can make meatballs. Jennifer Steinhauer (a.k.a. Jenny) teaches us</i> …

Recipes

This Warm Brussels Sprout Salad Is Going to Be Your Favorite Winter Veggie Dish

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread almonds on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 5 minutes, shaking pan …

Recipes

Sweet potato and chickpea curry - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>1 tbsp light olive oil<br>• 1 large red onion, finely sliced<br>• 1 large leek, sliced<br>• 1tbsp mild curry paste – or more if you like your food a bit …

Recipes

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Healthy Eating

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'

Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD<p>Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an …

Archaeology

Masala Sauce

Heat the ghee in a medium Dutch oven over medium heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the onion and cook until soft and lightly golden brown, about …

Recipes

Feta Pie with Spinach

This vegetable pie is based on a traditional feta dish from the Greek island of Crete, delicately flavored with a mix of parsley and dill.<p><i>Courtesy</i> …

Recipes

Octopus with Fava Beans

Katerina Xekalou, proprietor and chef of the acclaimed restaurant Avli on the island of Crete, gives us her take on a classic Greek octopus</i> …

Recipes

Lamb from Messara with Tomato and Honey

This traditional wedding dish from southern Crete makes the most of local ingredients. Lamb with tomatoes and white wine is lightly sweetened with …

Recipes