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View From the River Café: 40 Years of Feasts and Firsts

Dining at a coveted window seat in the luminous River Café, which rests on a former coffee barge in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, even the most jaundiced New Yorkers have to concede that the magic endures.<p>This beloved nautical institution — it is not really floating, but sits atop an …

Dining Rooms

France’s First Lady, a Confidante and Coach, May Break the Mold

PARIS — If France’s president-elect has broken every rule in the political playbook, consider Brigitte Macron, the country’s next first lady.<p>She met her future husband, Emmanuel, when he was 15 and she was his 39-year-old drama teacher, married with three children. She and his parents at first …

France

To Understand ‘Brexit,’ Look to Britain’s Tabloids

LONDON — Tony Gallagher, editor of The Sun, one of Britain’s most raucous and influential tabloids, looks down on the government, literally. From the height of his 12th-floor newsroom, all glass and views, the Palace of Westminster seems like a toy castle, something to be played with or ignored at …

Journalism

A Day in the Life of a Food Vendor

It’s 6 on a Wednesday morning, and Kabir Ahmed has snoozed his alarm one too many times. He steps softly, barefoot, around his small, second-story apartment in Jamaica, Queens, creaking through the green and pink hall.<p>He is late, but careful not to wake his wife and their three children, or his …

Business Administration

Ruby Tandoh Just Wants You to Eat What You Love

SHEFFIELD, England — Come January, everyone’s an expert on what you should, and should not, be eating, and in what quantities you should, and should not, be eating it.<p>Not Ruby Tandoh, who is standing in her kitchen in South Yorkshire, sizzling plantains in an inch of oil until they’re a deep brown …

British Cuisine

Breaking the mould: why blue cheese is no longer just for Christmas

The stubborn presence of a huge lump of leftover Stilton in the fridge weeks after Christmas (“Is that mould? I mean, <i>new</i> mould?”) held it back for decades – but now blue cheese is hitting a purple patch.<p>According to new research, sales of strong cheeses such as saint agur, roquefort, gorgonzola and …

Blue Cheese

Life with migraines: ‘It feels like a creature is pushing itself through my skull’

When I was 26, I started suffering from dizziness, brain fog, fatigue and chronic pain. I’d had migraines since childhood, but these felt different<p>For six years, my mother worked at a teacher’s college in the same building where I went to elementary school. We lived a few blocks away, and until I …

Pain

The last battle for Brooklyn, America's most unaffordable place to buy a home

Esteban Girón, an organiser with the Crown Heights Tenant Union, is sitting in a Dunkin Donuts on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn just before closing time. Employees mop the floors, look at the clock and try not to glare.<p>At this time of day, there are two nearby bars he could have been hanging out at …

Housing

In the great gluten wars, I can't sit on the fence

You know that friend of yours who will literally die if she eats any gluten? Turns out she probably won’t. A new study has just confirmed what many of us have long suspected: the majority of people who feel the need to eliminate gluten from their diet don’t appear to have any medical reason for …

Gluten-Free

Dark Side of the Spoon: The Moods and Recipes of Nigel Slater

I had been flailing in the kitchen for a few years, guided by hastily Googled recipes, when I fell for Nigel Slater, the James Beard Award-winning home cook and author of thirteen books. I had not grown up in a home where the afternoons were filled by the smells of a roast, and I had spent my early …

Breast Feeding

Pigs, Brexit and China: what’s the future for Britain’s farmers?

Anna Longthorp likes looking at her pigs. She stands, hands on hips, with the relaxed gait of a woman used to the challenges of keeping upright in a cracked and furrowed field, and watches her animals. “If your pigs are happy they’ll be more productive,” she says, bluntly. The sturdy porkers in …

Agriculture

The foodie traveller on … why Porto’s francesinha sandwich is a gut buster

Don’t be thrown by the dainty name and French origins, the ‘little Frenchie’ is a Porto institution – a doorstep layered with pork, smoked sausage, bacon, beefsteak and topped with a fried egg and cheese<p>Porto’s iconic, belly-buster sandwich is the <i>francesinha</i>. The clue is in the name, literally …

Travelers

Food in books: piccalilli from Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

‘Is there, by chance, any of Mrs Glover’s excellent piccalilli?’ ... He smeared the piccalilli on to buttered bread and topped it with a thick slice of fatty ham. .. ‘It’s Mrs Glover,’ she said, as if reading his mind. ‘So it is. She of the excellent pickles.’<p><b>Life After Life, Kate Atkinson</b><p>---<p>In …

Food Preservation

What kind of school punishes a hungry child?

Poverty and hunger go hand in hand. The head who puts pupils in ‘lunch isolation’ over unpaid bills is making a bad situation far, far worse<p>Michaela community school in Wembley was widely criticised last week for placing children in “isolation” because their parents were late with lunch payments. …

Boris Johnson

Soho's last stand? Inside the battle to keep Berwick Street market independent

The first time Omar Aljabareen opened his Jerusalem Falafel stall on Berwick Street market in Soho, he sold one wrap all day. “I was alone in my gazebo; I used to go out in the street to offer people a taste,” he recalls. “It was really hard to build up a business – I suffered a lot.”<p>Five years on, …

England

Lost in France: the Britons facing Brexit limbo

It is a pretty, well-preserved and prosperous little market town like so many in south-west England: mellow stones and swallows over the square. A pub, a tea-room, a shop selling Branston pickle, baked beans, After Eight mints, custard creams and curry paste. A cricket club.<p>Except Eymet is not in …

United Kingdom

Dead-end street? Hard truths about life in a 'forgotten' Manchester neighbourhood

There have always been forgotten areas of cities, regardless of location or time in history. They are parts of the urban fabric where many people wouldn’t want to live if they had a choice: the inner city, the dead-end street, the favela, the shanty town, the sink estate, the slum, the pits. All …

Urban Design

Nadiya Hussain: ‘I have a senseless love affair with cheese’

The Bake Off winner recalls childhood curries and explains why she didn’t get into baking until she was a teenager<p><b>Growing up in Luton, we’d always eat on a cloth</b>, placed on the floor of the living room, with no TV allowed. There were no chairs back in Bangladesh and Dad wanted to keep the …

Family

Will home delivery kill the restaurant trade?

It’s a Tuesday night, there’s nothing in the fridge, and that last meeting of the day sucked the life out of you. You should cook, but it’s late. You go online and, in one click, you’ve chosen a meal: half an hour later, it’s here. And it’s actual restaurant food, carefully packaged, still hot, …

England

Felicity Cloake: my week as a vegan

When I say I’m omnivorous, I mean I’m the kind of person who once ate an eyeball for a dare. The annoying holiday companion who wants to try the crispy silkworms in a Vietnamese market, and that sucker who will pay the hefty supplement for a plate of smelly cheese. But even I can’t ignore the …

Vegan

The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'

My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness – but I was not well.<p>A few years ago, I found wellness. My body felt like a burden, and the food I ate didn't seem to energise me or push me on: it dulled my edges, left me foggy, soft and slow. So I made a change. I got …

15 brilliant Nigel Slater recipes from 2001 to today

Recipes have always been at the heart of OFM. They spring from the simple idea of enthusiastic cooks sharing ideas, passing on a recipe they have made in the hope that others too might find it delicious. Over the years many of our recipes have come from professional chefs, others from cookery …

Ice Cream

Why are there so few female chefs?

We’re a proudly greedy nation and our food fixation seems nowhere near sated, even with new restaurants mushrooming at a gobsmacking rate. So it’s no shock that according to the Office of National Statistics, there are 21,000 more professional chefs in the UK this year than last, a total of …

Kitchens

If consumers knew how farmed chickens were raised, they might never eat their meat again

The debate about animal welfare has intensified<p>The year 2012 marked a leap forward for animal welfare in the European Union. Farmers were no longer allowed to keep egg-laying hens in barren battery cages smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. Instead, the minimum requirement now is that hens are kept …

Agriculture